OUT OF THE FENCE - CONNECTED IN PARALLEL

11/30/2014

 

As a means to organize the population, fences are showing up massively on the streets and sideways of Beijing. It appears almost lunatic. Lunacy of constructing of structuring of regulating. Navigating the masses. Are we inside or outside the zoo gates?

 

Representing an enclosure of a piece of land in the West, fences in China regulate the masses and guide the people. Crowd coping has become an essential part of the everyday in China. Are fences restraints, borders, barriers? Do they offer security or seclusion or confrontation, are they possibly conquerable? How do we find, create and use the personal space inside the given and limited aisles? 

 

Our three artists are guided by all kind of fences on their ways, but they are also connected by fences and at the same time divided – connected in parallel. Inside these fences, they have their personal on and off buttons, with which they can switch and witch how they like. In this exhibition they are showing us their own paths...

 

Artists

He Jian

Zhang Xinjun

Zhai Liang

 

Curated by Stefanie Thiedig

 

November 30 - December 7, 2014

Opening Sunday Nov 30, 4pm

Artist talk Sunday Dec 7, 4pm in IFP Studio

 

Black Sesame Space

Heizhima hutong 13 

Dongcheng District, Beijing 

 

With the support of Goethe Institut (China).

 

 

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4/F, Suit B7-3A, 706 North 1rd St.,

2 Jiuxianqiao Rd (798 art zone),

Chaoyang District,

Beijing,

CHINA

 

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北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号(798艺术区)706北一街B7-3A,4楼。