Songs of a Futile Journey: Silk Road Songbook Songmingyan
Silk Road Songbook (referred to as SRS) The Silk Road Songbook project challenges stereotypes about Oriental exoticism and traditional tourism by incorporating songs into the diverse landscapes of Eurasian countries along the Silk Road.The project is the focus of a chapter on Northwest China in the ongoing Silk Road Songbook project. Through innovation in sound, image and form, participants from different backgrounds and regions are reconnected under the concept of the “New Silk Road”.
Echoes from a Distant Time
OCAT Xi’an is proud to present Alice Wang’s first institutional solo exhibition, “Echoes from a Distant Time”, in the city of her birth. Xi’an also lies within a region that echoes numerous elements of her artistic expression and thinking – space exploration, high-tech scientific research, ancient history, arts and culture, meteorite showers, dark skies, desert, fossils, and a tradition of photography and esoteric thought.
Bu Hua: Miraculous
This Summer OCAT Xi’an is honoured to present Bu Hua’s solo exhibition “Miraculous”. The exhibition presents 8 works by Bu Hua, a representative of contemporary Chinese female artists, including 4 FLASH animation works (Cat, A Seed’s Journey, Dysphoria, and Give it to the Sky) and 4 digital paintings including My One Hundred Million Times Waiting for You in this World VII. This exhibition is the first immersive exhibition of Bu Hua in Xi’an, and features the 45-meters-long Miraculous, her biggest giant digital mural up to now, shown for the first time in China.
Wu Xiaochuan: “Between Here and There, Then and Now”
This Summer OCAT Xi’an is honoured to present Wu Xiaochuan’s solo exhibition “Between Here and There, Then and Now”. The exhibition is based on the research carried out by Japanese scholar Kiroku Adachi on various cultural relics in the western part of Shaanxi Province, a century ago.
This Spring OCAT Xi’an is honoured to present “Shadow Lover”, curated by Xi’an-based’curator Yang Xi, together with works by the artists Gao Suodu, Leng Guangmin, Wang Xiaoqu and Zhang Si. The exhibition “Shadow Lover” was conceived to explore the styles and methods of today’s artists in creating paintings, and making images from “the perspective or notion of photography”.
The Space Between Us: Alec Soth
OCAT Xi’an is honoured to present Amercan photographer Alec Soth’s solo exhibition “The Space Between Us” in China. Alec Soth is described by Mick Brown of Britain’s Telegraph newspaper as “one of greatest living photographers of America’s social and geographical landscape”.