The Texture of Expression
The question “what is art?” has long been asked and explored by successive generations of artists. So, when artists ask “what is art?”, they are interested in new forms and practices that have not yet been explored; in other possibilities that they can draw upon to expand and enrich what we think of when we think about what art is. Six artists, Ou Ming, Wang Zhiyuan, Yin Changzhi, Yang Guangnan, Yao Hai and Miranda Fengyuan Zhang, were invited to participate in the exhibition, and about 40 pieces of sculptures, paintings and other different types of works were displayed.
OCAT Xi’an is proud to present Zhang Miao’s solo exhibition. This solo exhibition, the largest showing of Zhang Miao’s work in an art institution to date, brings together a rich selection of the artworks that have resulted from his imaginative play with sensory forms and expression. Zhang Miao's artistic practice oscillates and collides between the concepts of painting, sculpture and architecture, neither adhering to established theories, nor trying to get rid of his own inertia.
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.