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DIAO YU TAI -Cheng Jiagang’s Solo ExhibiSon 2010

Date:2010.09.15 - 2010.10.04

Address:White Box Museum Of Art, Beijing, China






























DIAO YU TAI
—CHEN JIAGANG'S SOLO EXHIBITION

 

In the year 2010, Chen Jiagang choosed Real Estate industry, the engine of China's economic miracle, to be his subject matter and launched a series of photography by the name Model Houses. He visited dozens of building all over the country and by borrowing the scenes from the various model houses, and through working with  professional actors, he made up various dramatic scenes, and thus, get this series photography works, theModel Houses, finished.

 

The choice of model houses living shows the determination of Chen, which is that he is ready to restart on his way of creation by building meticulously an ironic visual utopia. By showing thousands of beautiful women on the picture, he fabricates great stories about rich and powerful families, about their love and resentment. The luxury model houses agglomerate Chinese wealth dreams during this economy transition time, and symbolise the identity and status of the successful model defined by the common customs of the society now. The model houses are like the artificial scenery in drama and theme parks, which are only suitable for people to perform on it, or to acquire experiences. However they are not suitable for dwelling. The scenes in model houses release a lifelike atmosphere of intervetion and interference of the public's daily experience. Chen's works are full of dramatic elements.They express the transition between truth and fake, unending struggle with soul and sex....all these reflect perfectly the mental disorder that occurred during this social transition of China. Artist's sharp criticism is making these real properties converted to a visualised context, and turned into something light and uncertain.

 

CURATOR:GU ZHENQING

EXHIBITION DIRECTOR: SUN YONGZENG

EXECUTIVE CURATOR:DAI ZHUOQUN

ASSISTANT CURATORS:  FENG JUNWEI, JIANG LIXI

PUBLIC PROMOTION: LU QIANQIAN

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORS: SUN YONGQING, FU CHUNLAI

PR ASSISTANTS:SUN DI, LIU CHANG

GRAPHIC DESIGNER:LIN ZICHANG

 

SPONSOR: WHITE BOX MUSEUM OF ART

CO-SPONSOR: ME PHOTO ART GALLERY,SEEC MEDIA GROUP LIMITED,

INTERNATIONAL BRAND FEDERATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: GREEN VIEW CLUB

 

OPENING: 16:00, SUNDAY, 5th Sept. 2010

DATES: 5th Sept. - 4 th Oct. 2010

MUSEUM OPENING HOURS: 10:00- 18:00, TUESDAY- SUNDAY

VENUE: WHITE BOX MUSEUM OF ART, 798 ART DIST., No.2 JIUXIANQIAO ROAD, CHAOYANG DIST., BEIJING, CHINA

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