· Themed “Young’nergy”, the exhibition unfolded the creative energy of the young artists in promoting the sustainable development of modern art.
· 15 young artists creatively enhanced the contemporary art field with diversified forms of expression and put forth critical independent insights on issues plaguing society today.
· Winners will be announced at the ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in November.
Shanghai. On August 31, the exhibition for nominated young artists of the first
“The theme ‘Young’nergy’ is quite attractive to me. It represents the concept of sustainable development and is deeply synergetic with
Art works showcased at the exhibition were created by 15 young modern artists born between 1978 and 1990. Growing up in different times, they showcased multiple facets of life using various art forms, including easel paintings, images, devices and live performances. “Young artists should follow their heart, be dedicated to their work and feel the infiniteness of art.” Ms. Ho Chiuyeng, member of the nomination jury and collector, stressed.
In this group exhibition, young artists, with Li Xiaojie, Zhao Wenyue, Wu Junyong, Feng Lin, Ma Haijiao and Zhao Yao as representatives, showcased profoundly thought-provoking art works on issues plaguing society at present. They also expressed their intense feelings for humanity using humorous, exquisite expression techniques. When talking about his work, Ma Haijiao noted, “Artists should clearly express their true feelings in their work.” Works of Ma Lingli, Yang Xin, Yao Qingmei, Xu Liwei and Ding Li show their constant effort in achieving a perfect balance of traditional art and new elements, by critically reviewing art or combining subjective consciousness with nature’s rules. Miao Ying, Lu Pingyuan, Zhan Rui and Zhang Ding bring extremely revolutionary and legendary art works that are infused with creativity and bold expression. “An artist should always be curious about this world.” Qiu Zhijie, member of the nomination jury and professor and president of the School of Experimental Art, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, said.
15 Nominees of The first
Ding Li, Feng Lin, Li Xiaojie, Lu Pingyuan, Ma Haijiao, Ma Lingli, Miao Ying, Wu Junyong, Xu Liwei, Yang Xin, Yao Qingmei, Zhang Ding, Zhan Rui, Zhao Yao, and Zhao Wenyue.
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