With sculpture as its main line, the exhibition unfolds from a virtual proposition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin. Twenty-one Poems originates from a non-ideological tale, in the end of which, a shepherd speaks to a cuboid: “I have made up my mind to be a silent object.”
Works presented here follow Chen Xiaoyun’s poetic narrative style, and extend from the most basic geometrical shapes to a strongly correlated metaphysical site, a mini animistic fairy tale, a portable utopian illusion. Meanwhile, in addition to his usual practice of photography and painting, Chen Xiaoyun adds sculpture to the exhibition, enhancing the depth of the theme and engendering a ritual sense.
Chen Xiaoyun was born in 1971 in Hubei province. Now works and lives in Beijin.
1. 2. 3. The Absurd of Reality Is That You Are Becoming a Part of the World You Disgust, and You Are Unable to Talk About Beauty Without Taboos
4. Take One Step with Left Leg, Get Closer to the Gift Left by Death
5..The Thorny Road of Food Digestion
6. A Scientist Gently Picks up Elements Representing Five Faiths, and Eulogize the Unsuccessful Experiment
7.8. Super Form Monument No. One
9. The Most Inconsequential Vagueness Under Two Kinds of Pressing Realities
Bronze, steel rail
Jan van Oost