The Evolution of Communication
展览开幕&策展人导览：2019年3月24日15:00 & 15:30
The Evolution of Communication
Artists: Aaajiao, Paul CHAN, Gordon CHEUNG, Yu-Cheng CHOU, Ryan GANDER, Xiao GUAN
Curator: Ying Kwok
Exhibition Opening& Curator Tour: 24 March 2019, 15:00 & 15:30
Address: Park View Gallery, L1 Sea World Culture and Arts Center, 1187 Wanghai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Exhibition period: 24 March 2019 - 24 June 2019
Host: Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation
Co-host: Design Society
Sponsor: Blue Ocean Capital Group (“BOCG”)
[24 March, Shenzhen] Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation (abbr. the foundation) and Design Society jointly present The Evolution of Communication. The exhibition is curated by Ying Kwok, guest annual curator of the foundation. It focuses on the transformation and development of language in the age when technology, humans and society rapidly evolve and grow. Artists play with the rhythm of languages, exploring the underlying meaning beyond the literal meaning in modern context. As an innovative cultural platform, Design Society aims to break the boundaries between various cultural disciplines. Through collaboration with local cultural institutions such as the foundation, we aim to contribute to the cultural ecology of the region, and to summon the pioneering creative communities.
The exhibition “The Evolution of Communication” includes the collection of the foundation as well as newly commissioned works. A series of sculptures, installations and 2-dimentional works will give diverse sensation to the viewer. Set against the capitalist society as the basic context, Chou Yu-Cheng and Guan Xiao’s works both able to synergize seemingly unrelated images and objects creating extra inter-referring meanings; Gordon Cheung used an array of media to capture the illusion between the virtual and actual realities of a modern capitalize world; Aaajiao tries to materialize and visualize the digital cyberspace by concentrating on a certain common digital phenomenon; Paul Chan cleverly makes use of the physicality of common found material, hinting us to the interplay of personal relationships and conflicts; Ryan Gander’s work questions our established knowledge by connecting the everyday and the abstruse concepts, conjuring a new mode of understanding.
The works selected for this exhibition is similar to that of a puzzle game, or a network of connecting points, or fragments of a story. There’s a set of hidden clues to be decoded, encouraging viewers to make their own associations and invent their own narratives in order to unravel the complexities of communication staged by the artist.
As annual curator of the foundation, Ying Kwok will curate a series of exhibitions and educational programs based on the mission and collection system of the foundation. In addition, she will provide professional suggestions on newly commissioned works as well as collection and development strategy. Her research based curating often synthesizes different art forms in contemporary visual art, from site specific commissions, performances, to film and video and she was curator for Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief as Hong Kong presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale.