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New York - Fou Gallery is pleased to announce that from January 8th to 13th, 2019, we will be presenting Qiao Wanwan’s art project “It Ends Now,Thanks For Attending”.

Qiao Wanwan’s birth name is actually Qiao Weifeng, and “Qiao Wanwan” is the virtual identity he designed for himself after he moved to the United States. He relied on the pseudonym to adapt to the psychological transformation of immigration status while testing the pleasure brought by disguise and performance, and continued to observe the impact on consciousness and behavior.

This exhibition also seems to be a trap designed by the artist to reset the logical relationship. Throughout his speculation on the concept, the title “It Ends Now,Thanks For Attending” seems to deny the need for watching at the very beginning, and the formatting language has become a dilemma for the viewer to presuppose.

纽约-否画廊荣幸的宣布,将于2019年1月8日至13日呈现乔顽顽的艺术项目《到此结束,谢谢观看》。

乔顽顽本名乔卫峰,“乔顽顽”是他搬至美国后给自己设定的虚拟身份,借助化名适应移民身份的心理转换,同时借此试探伪装和表演带来的的快感,持续观察它对意识和行为带来的影响。

本次展览也似乎是艺术家重置逻辑关系而设计的一个圈套,贯穿了他对观念的思辨,题目“到此结束,谢谢观看”似乎在一开始就取消了观看的必要,这种仪式终结时的格式化语言变成了给观者预设的两难选择。

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The exhibition is based on some of the daily events that occurred to the artist. With further reflections on the way art is produced, how it is viewed, and the flow of information, the artist decided to implement an action to create an event that allowed the void and lies to be established. He pulls the content away, fills in emptiness as content, and examines the politics of his own way. The artist fictionalized another way of viewing during the viewing in reality, presenting a farce that was both confusing and empty, forming a provocative and sly text filled the field, separating viewers from the explanation, making them frustrated from the expectation while becoming another collaborator of the incident.

展览基于发生在艺术家身上的一些日常事件,从对艺术生产方式,观看方式以及信息流通等角度进行进一步反思后,艺术家决定实施一次行动,制造一次让空洞和谎言成立的事件。他把内容抽离,将空洞的方式作为内容填充回去,审思方式自身的政治。艺术家在观看中虚构了另一个观看,呈现了一场煞有介事又空洞无物的闹剧,形成一个戏谑的挑衅和晦涩的文本充斥的场域,将观者从解释中抽离,从期待中落空,在不自知中沦为事件的又一个合谋者。

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Qiao Wanwan (b.1978, Shanxi, China) graduated from the Art and Design Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. He currently lives and works in Boston and Beijing.

乔顽顽,1978年生于山西,2002年毕业于中央美术学院艺术设计系,现生活工作于波士顿和北京两地。