Xi'an Conversations

    • Date
      2016.04.17 15:00-16:30
    • Guest
      Cai Longfei, Wang Mengmeng
    • Moderator
      Yang Xi
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The Test Case: Fragments and Daily Routine

Xi’an Showcase focuses on local artists and art groups. The sequence of presentations will rotate at a relatively faster pace than the main exhibitions at OCAT Xi’an, and thus contain an intensive energy. The project unfolds through a series of four different “relationships” that begin from the site itself, the “corner” of the museum, to explore possibilities for the project itself in relation to social, economic and aesthetic issues, and the relationship between artists and curators. Xi’an Showcase is intended to inspire local artists to new fields of creativity, rooted in their knowledge structure, understanding and personal methodology contra traditional art. Each will use different media and vocabularies to explain the relationships that exist within their daily discoveries. The approach is a process of natural growth rather than resorting to a conscious formula to advance the concept of art. There are multiple layers of meaning in daily relationships that can be covered and which include that between life and art. 
This emphasises an artist’s personal experience, explored through their “individual relationships” and “daily relations” with each other as a mechanism for selecting participants for this exhibition project. 
On April 17, Artist Cai Longfei will talk with Wang Mengmeng about his works and art practice.


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