Exhibition “Viewing In Context” to be held in Guangzhou

|Exhibition Info|

Artist: Wang Ling

Curator: Kelvin Huang

Duration: 2021. 03. 27 — 04. 25

Open Hours: 11:00 - 18:00

Venue: Kui Yuan Gallery, No.9, Xuguyuan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区恤孤院路9号 逵园艺术馆)

Nearby metro station: Dongshankou, Line 1 or 6

《遥望天空的四十种方式-丑时之二 Forty Ways to Look up at the Sky-Chou No.2》纸上综合材料 Mixed media on paper 60x33cm 2020.jpg

Excerpt of Foreword by curator Kelvin Huang 

Art had been seen as the mirror of the nature until the the European Enlightenment, and then considered as the mirror of the reality or the society afterwords. In our time equipped with the unprecedented “proximity technology”, we, in turn, are in need of the observation distance created and offered by art. 

Wang Ling’s creation offers another dimension for a proper distance for observation. With “viewing” as the long-lasting cutting point, from “gazing” to “overlooking”, she manifests in various forms the complex relationships among technology, nature, humanity, and society. The viewers are invited to reconsider all the views through her photo-like images. Through the lens shaped by light and shadow and her brushes, we bring our own knowledge and experience, we face the nature and life with a simpler, and more authentic perspective, talking to the eternal, and the present. This exhibition includes three groups of Wang’s works, among which the use of overlapping, displacement, the virtual and reality are superimposed on one and another, gradually present the many visible and invisible in life. 

When you are in the exhibition hall, you are brought along by Wang Ling’s brushes: in front of the windows, behind the curtains, in the shadows, or outside the light beams. The time passes through our eyes is the space, the history and the present, the reality and the illusion, the stars and the trees, the view outside the window and the window in mind. We view the world and life with the artist’s eyes, and at the same time, our inner self is mirrored and reflected in viewing and facing each other. This is our way of viewing the world, art, and self.

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|Artist’s Profile|

Wang Ling

Born in Wuhan, Hubei. B.F.A graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 1997. M.F.A graduated from the Fine Arts Department of South China Normal University in 2003. She received the Highest Award of “The 2nd Art Exhibition by Guangdong Young Generation” in 2007, received the Highest Award of “Growing - Shanghai Youth Biennial” in 2013, and received the Li Tiefu Academic Award in 2020. Her works collected by Guangdong Museum of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Luohu Art Museum, 21 Space Art Museum, Mingyuan Art Museum, 53 Art Gallery, Fine Arts Literature Art Center and private collection. Now she works and lives in Guangzhou.

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Solo Exhibitions

2021  Viewing In Context, Kui Yuan Gallery, Guangzhou, China

2020  About 172g, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2019  The Letter A is Black, 5 Space, Wuhan, China

2010  New Youth, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

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Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  The 7th Exhibition of Guangdong Contemporary Oil Painting, Art Museum of Guangzhou 

Academy of Fine Arts/Jiangmen Art Gallery, Guangzhou/Jiangmen, China  

2020  Kincheng Bank, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

2020  The South is Not an Island, OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

2020  Documenta 2020 Windows in Pandemic, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China

2019  By the Pearl River - the 4th Canton Artists’ Night, Taigu Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

2019  Rolling Green in China - Social Welfare Art Project 2019 Shenzhen, Artron Museum of Art, 

Shenzhen, China

2019  Dimensions and Elements - The Contemporary Female Art Exhibition of Shenzhen, Hong 

Kong and Macao, Luohu Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2019  Crossover - The Experience of Intersection, Exhibitions of Celebration the 70th 

Anniversary of China, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

2019  Chinese and Western Paintings - Collection Exhibition of Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei 

Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

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