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Ji Wenyu

20110918192101-ji_wenyu_and_zhu_weibing__new_chinese_potted_landscape__2006 From Ink Painting to Plush Bonsais   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Sayaka Abe, Chen Hangfeng, Shi Jing, Shi Jinsong, Girolamo Marri, Gao Mingyan, Qian Rong, Ji Wenyu at OV Gallery September 11th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 9/18/11

The original Chinese Literati, we learn from a quotation by Chen Jiru in the late Ming era that is noted in this exhibition’s accompanying essay, led a sheltered life. Their pastimes included ‘tasting tea, revising books, waiting for the moon, midday nap, walking about with a cane, washing ink stones…’ – not exactly a frenetic schedule. The situation of contemporary artists now is very different; as much as many might cultivate a degree of distance in order to maintain a creative space of their... [more]

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Su Chang, Zhang Dali, Robert Davis, Ren Hong, Ben Houge, Monica Lin, Qian Rong, Ji Wenyu at OV Gallery May 22nd, 2010 - August 15th, 2010
Posted 6/26/10

A few days after the opening of “Re-Visioning History,” police walked in to the OV Gallery in Shanghai, confiscated the catalogues, and shut down the show.  In the words of director Rebecca Catching, the show interrogates China’s habit of “both fetishizing history and obliterating it at the same time.” At the crux of this show is Zhang Dali’s archival project, A Second History. Using his painter’s eye, Zhang scoured  relics of Chinese political and popular history for photographs t... [more]

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