Made in China
Two interconnected contemporary Chinese art exhibitions take place at gallery@oxo: the group exhibition Made In China and the solo exhibition Living Room by Artist Zhao YiQian.
When China opened its door to the outside world in the 1980s, there was a huge vacuum in the art sector across the Middle Kingdom. In an environment where traditional art plays a key part, the incoming Western art and culture made a bold entry and had a significant impact on China.
Made In China is a group exhibition that showcases the work of a generation of artists growing up in this sensitive and revolutionary period when the traditional Chinese ideology met Western beliefs and culture. For those artists, it is difficult to find a balance between the old school Eastern culture and the exotic Western culture. Many of the artwork on display represent both the artists’ ideologies and their thoughts on the Western influence.
The Living Room solo exhibition is based on artist Zhao YiQian’s childhood memories. He vividly describes a wide range of objects that exist in Chinese people’s daily life since the 1980s, expressing people’s innermost emotions and feelings.
This event is organised and sponsored by MOS Art and co-organised by US Space, ART PR and CBECC, curated by Tony Han.
Dates: 22 Nov - 2 Dec 2012
24 Nov - closed from 3pm
Opening times: 11am - 6pm daily
Venue: gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf,
South Bank, London SE1 9PH