LandscapeApr 08 - May 17, 2023
Curator: Dai zhuoqun
Artists：Chen Ruo Bing，Dong Dawei, Fu Xiaotong, Liang Shuo, Ni Youyu, Shang Yang, Zhuang Hui, Zhang Fan
Today, are there still artists caring for the landscape?
Or is landscape still an object that is being sought and practiced?
As an artistic motif that has lasted for a thousand years in the history of Chinese and East Asian art, what kind of realistic situation is it facing today? What new forms of traditional landscape painting are possible in contemporary art?
In the face of today's globalized reality, how can landscape stand in the new context of contemporary art, which has expanded from European art into a global language? The mountain is no longer the mountain of the “woodcutter” in the Pine-Soughing Valleys and the water is no longer the water of the “fisherman” in Xiaoxiang Misty Rain.The poetic and pictorial traditions, the spiritual tension between ideal and reality that were embodied in the fisherman and woodcutter and the hermit, seem to have disappeared with the departure of the 4,000-year-old farmer's civilization.
However, the mountains still stand, and the water continues to flow. The ridges and valleys in people's hearts have never disappeared.
(The text is extracted from Dai Zhuoqun's curatorial article “Where is the landscape?” for this exhibition)