Current Exhibition

After Party: Collective Dance and Individual Gymnastics

Curator: Leo Li Chen

Featured artists: Chen Wei, Hao Jingban, Hu Weiyi, Jen Liu, Lu Yang
 
Date: 14.1 - 4.3.2017

“After Party: Collective Dance and Individual Gymnastics” originates from Roland Barthes’ notes from his visit to China in 1974. This exhibition displays the works of five artists, Chen Wei, Hao Jingban, Hu Weiyi, Jen Liu and Lu Yang. Through the interpretation of different terpsichorean forms, bodies and cultures, the featured works attempt to reveal the complex political tension between ideological control of the state and the expression of individual will. They are intricately related to the rapid social changes of modern China, while responding to the transformation and variation of collectivism in dance, the resistance and dysfunction of the individual will, as well as the afterlife of carnivalesque revelries.

About the artist - Chen Wei
About the artist - Hao Jingban
About the artist - Hu Weiyi
About the artist - Jen Liu
About the artist - Lu Yang

Curatorial Statement by Leo Li Chen

E-catalogue of "After Party: Collective Dance and Individual Gymnastics"
Press Release