Xi'an Conversations

    • Date
      2016.09.11 16:00
    • Guest
      Zhang Yaqian, Jiang Chengzi, Xu Yuan
    • Moderator
      Yang Xi
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The Talk of Creation About The Project "800"

In this project, the two groups of artists will be asked to create based on the Chinese essay question from the National College Entrance Examination (i.e. Gaokao) back then, in the meantime, the screenage will be used as the carrier. In China, the topic of the essay questions every year is destined to be the hotspot for a long time. It contains not only the issues that related to education, but most of the time a narrative of ideology. Therefore, the project named by “800”, it implies not just the word limit of the essay in Gaokao, but also the meaning of rules and limits.
On the 11th of September, Yang Xi, as the project curator of the Xi’an Showcase, will invite all of the artists who participated in this project to discuss the theme of this seminar “Screenage and Text”, to share the obstacles and feelings while creating this project with the audience.

Zhang Yaqian was born in 1977 in Gansu province, and he graduated with a Masters’ degree from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. In the same year, he decided to stay as a teacher in the Department of Television and Animation. He currently lives and works in Xi’an, and engaged in Contemporary Art as a long-term educator and researcher.
Jiang Chengzi was born in 1990 in Xi’an, and she graduated from the Department of Oil Painting in Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. She lives and works in Xi’an as a member of the Xi’an chapter of the Young Artist Association.
Xu Yuan was born in 1991 in Xi’an, and he graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts with a Masters’ degree in 2016. He lives and works in Xi’an.


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