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Watchlist Artist: Gao Mingyan

The exhibition “Exercises of Living” will open on Mar.30th at Vanguard Gallery and last till May 10th.

At the end of 2012, Gao Mingyan’s new project “What else could I do?” suddenly alter him from a pure artist to a person with dual identity of social worker and artist.

By showing 5 works of video and installation in above-mentioned exhibition, Gao Mingyan put forward the universal problem “What else could I do?” to young artists and the young in other industries similar to him. After the exhibition, the topic was still going on. Gao Mingyan began systemic researches to seek answers.

(text source: Vanguard Gallery)

Gao Mingyan, Installation view; Courtesy Vanguard Gallery


More about Gao Mingyan (b. 1983, Shanghai)

An active contributor to Shanghai’s art scene, Gao Mingyan’s works often call attention to questions of today’s society with a specific focus on war in its many forms (live ammunition war, cultural, economic and political).

“I feedback my experience with the hopes to arouse more people’s curiosity on these topics," says Gao. “Actually the whole world is at the state of war now. This is where the modern life has taken us. And not only for Chinese, I believe humans the world over are experiencing this abnormal, social environment, which I represent in my art.”

(text source: CNN Travel)

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(Image on top: Gao Mingyan, Exercises of Living no.17, Acrylic on canvas,100x100cm, 2013; Courtesy Vanguard Gallery)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/9/13

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