Group Exhibition : Accumulation

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Recycling, 2008 Installation H250 X L250 X 200 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Flower Tree, 2008 Frp, Metal 70 X 70 X 80 Cm X 2, 5 / 10, 6 / 10 © Pékin Fine Arts
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2008 Installation 448 X 190 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Winter Garden, 2008 Installation © Pékin Fine Arts
China Dream, 2008 Installation 350 X 245 Cm (Triangle)
Untitled, 2006 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 150 X 160 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Elusive Cycles No. 1- 3, 2008 Metal, Spray Paint 50 X 50 X 50 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Helmet Series No. 5, 2008 White Marble Sculpture,Metal 26 X 21 X 66 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Sculpture, 2006 – 2007 Frp Sculpture 54 X 78 X 360 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
ZOON – Deamscape No.0835, 2008 Mixed Media 475 X 140 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Untitled No. 1 -20, 2005 -2008 Limestone © Pékin Fine Arts
Untitled No. 5, 2006 (signed) Limestone 15 X 22.5 X 36 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Ah Cho, 2006 - 2007 Fiberglass Sculpture 57 X 40 X 33 Cm X 15 © Pékin Fine Arts
Cho, 2008 Fiberglass Sculpture 40 X 40 X 30 Cm X 6 © Pékin Fine Arts
Cho, 2008 Fiberglass Sculpture 65 X 80 X 80 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Untitled, 2008 Mixed Media 150 X 237 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Untitled, 2008 Mixed Media 120 X 180 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Fairy, 2008 Lacquered, Metal 120 X 45 X 235 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Guai Guai No. 9, 2008 (Signed) White Marble Sculpture 50 X 35 X 38 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Guai Guai No. 4, 2008 (Signed) White Marble Sculpture 52 X 25 X 30 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
TransientOrigins06, 2006 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 245 X 200 Cm © Pékin Fine Arts
Group Exhibition : Accumulation
Curated by: Meg Maggio

No.241 Cao Chang Di Village, Cyi Ge Zhuang,Chaoyang District
Beijing, China
100015 Beijing
December 13th, 2008 - February 16th, 2009
Opening: December 13th, 2008 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

10 am - 6 pm
Pékin Fine Arts
mixed-media, installation, conceptual, modern, sculpture



2008.12.13 – 2009.2.16


Aniwar (b. 1962 Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China)

Bai Yiluo (b. 1968 Luoyang, Henan Province, China)

Billy Lee (b.  South Africa)

Choi Jeong-Hwa (b. 1961 Seoul, South Korea)

He Yunchang (b. 1967 Yunnan, China)

Huang Zhiyang (b. 1965, Taiwan)

Li Yao (b.  Shandong, China)

Marvin Mintofang (b. 1955, Taiwan)

Peter Sandbichler (b. 1964 Kufstein, Austria)

Redxing Ye (b. 1972 Guangxi Province, China)

Suling Wang (b. 1968, Taiwan)

Wu Shanzhuan (b. 1960 Fujian)

Yeh Yi-li (b. 1973, Taiwan)


Opening: Dec 13th, 2008 (Saturday) 2:00 pm


 “How much accumulation of contemporary art does anyone need, anyway? he said. “You can’t compare the needs of artists with the needs of the rural poor”. Leon Golub


“Accumulation” can take many forms. It can be the repetition of one basic element, the amassing of found objects, the assemblage of multiple parts to create new combinations and associations. It can also allude to the overwhelming emotion of shared cultural knowledge of momentous events such as an Olympics or an earthquake.  Arguably, contemporary culture at the end of 2008 consists of nothing more than our accumulation of thoughts on and awareness of a long series of strange and unexpected events. 


“Accumulation” will rotate the works of 13 artists in and out of the gallery space over the course of two months in an effort to comment on contemporary culture as process rather than the production of individual objects. And will include the following new works:


Bai Yiluo’s absurdist “Recycling” installation includes an over-sized fiberglass human heart, painted to look like the real thing, and strapped to the back of a three-wheeler, bound for the recycler.


Choi Jeong-Hwa continues to challenge the prevailing notion of artwork as saleable commodity: This time using plastic Ultra-Man toys, synthetic peonies as outdoor installation, towers of found landscape paintings, and vivid metal car-painted flower bouquets. 


In a four-meter work from Huang Zhiyang’s latest “Dreamscape” series, Huang layers - and nearly obliterates - ink brush strokes, using ribbons of pigment paint in half natural and half technological dreamscapes. 


He Yunchang’s monument to the absurdity of seeming heroism consists of an enormous wood block column carved on three sides with human figures, all in the artist’s likeness, taken from one of his most famous art performances, climbing out of the concrete block where he had himself embedded for 24 hours.


Two of Peter Sandbichler’s modular systems, of assembled plywood and resin objects are also exhibited. All of Sandbichler’s works are created out of one basic element that repeats itself, giving new structures to spaces and flat wall surfaces. By relying on patterns and repetition created on the computer, all of the works focus on architecture as well as on art.


Shandong artist Li Yao, the youngest artist to participate in Accumulation, displays his quirky repertoire of stone-carved busts, as tribute to the lonely pursuits of solitary studio practice.  


New white-on-white works by Aniwar, Yeh Yi-li, Redxing Ye, Billy Lee and Marvin Mintofang are housed in a separate strictly monochromatic space, curated by Marvin Mintofang. 


A representative “No Water Today” stream of consciousness diary painting by Wu Shanzhuan is also included. In the massive work on canvas, the artist unashamedly exorcises for all to see his daily demons of multiple irritations.   


Multi-layered Suling Wang paintings recall the myriad pursuits of Western and Asian abstract painting visual language tradition.   


December 12, 2008 

Bai Yiluo

Recycling (Mixed Media Installation/2008)

Artist Statement

Let's imagine for a minute a possible scenario: What if there was a man or a woman who decided one day to throw away his/her heart? What if he/she decided to sell his heart at a very cheap price? Sell it to the first guy that came around collecting rubbish for recycling? Off goes the heart, as the garbage collector tosses it on to his three-wheeled bicycle. And takes the heart away....


This memorial to the cheap sale of one's heart is related to one's fate, one's life situation, and the daily realities of one's life experience. The absurdity of such a scenario is far less absurd than many of life's realities.


In "Recycling", I present the experience of an ordinary artist, and the ordinary every day material and experiences he accumulates, and relies on, to express the vicissitudes of every day life.  I leave it up to you to decide whether or not any of this has any real meaning.


Bai Yiluo


December 12, 2008


Note:  "Recycling" was first exhibited in the 3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China (September 10 - October 10, 2008)