UNTITLEDdialogue 17 未命题对话：纸的诗意 Poetry of Paper
Time: May 28, 2016 (Saturday), 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY11221
Guest Speaker: Lin Yan, Wei Jia
Press contact: Ding Ning (1.347.326.1580, firstname.lastname@example.org)
媒体联络人 ：丁宁 （1.347.326.1580, email@example.com）
Ticket：$10 (online RSVP, cash is accepted for the on-site payment, include reception and homemade desserts provided by Fou Gallery）
Fou Gallery is pleased to announce that on May 28th, 2016 (Saturday) 4:00-6:00 pm, the 17th UNTITLEDdialogue will invite artists Lin Yan and Wei Jia to introduce their artistic practices and experiments employing hand-made paper to create artworks since the 1980s. The dialogue will unfold as Lin Yan and Wei Jia share with the audience how their artistic concepts have been formulated and expanded throughout time. Lin Yan and Wei Jia will also discuss their personal stories and collective memory imprinted in the works, including their recent exhibitions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The artists will also engage with the audience to exchange ideas on paper and art creation. After the dialogue, you’re welcome to join our reception in the gallery, enjoy handmade desserts and exchange thoughts on art appreciation.
About the Speakers
Lin Yan 林延 (b. 1961, Beijing, China)Since 2005, Lin Yan started her practice of presenting eastern philosophy and immediate experience through ink and traditional handmade paper. In her works, Xuan paper is usually transformed into heavy, multi-layered forms, which fully reveal their personalities and rhythms with the help of lighting and space. At the same time, she also fabricates hard bricks and metal-like materials from Xuan paper. Patterns of plant fiber are condensed into natural and cultural images while peacefully mirroring struggles and vitalities in social unrests.
Having graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1984), Yan continued her studies at The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1986) following her grandfather Pang Xunqin, grandmother Qiu Di and mother Pang Tao. She lives and works in New York since 1993. Yan has exhibited internationally at such prestigious venues as The Museum of the Chinese in America (New York), Brooklyn Art Museum (New York), The National Art Museum in China (Beijing), the Dresden State Art Collection in Germany, He Xiangning Art Museum and OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal (Shenzhen). Her works have been included in the public art collections of Deutsche Bank Art Corporate Citizenship (New York), Long Museum (Shanghai), Pang Xunqin Art Museum (Changshu), the National Art Museum of China (Beijing) and Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), etc. Her recent exhibitions include: Lin Yan: Dispelling the Clouds, Tenri Culture Institute, New York (2014); Lin Yan: Paperweight, Fou Gallery, New York (2014); Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, Bruce Museum, Greenwich (2014); Modernity 3.0, 80 WSE Gallery, New York University, New York (2014); Lin Yan: The Gateway to the Future, Eslite Gallery, Taipei (2016).
Artist’s Website: http://www.linyan.us/
Fou Gallery Exhibition A Piece of Paper Installation view. Lin Yan, Dew #2. Photo by Jiaxi Yang
Wei Jia 韦佳 (b. 1957, Beijing, China) Wei Jia has been pursuing an inseparable practice of combining personal memory and artistic creation. In his experimentation of seeking compatibility with ink and western art, he uses charcoal to copy calligraphy works in a random manner. Through repeated layering and re-tracing, a sense of distance and void gradually emerges from the translucent image. He also challenges and breaks the traditional technique and principles of calligraphy. By writing and dripping ink on Xuan paper before tearing them up and rearranging the images, Wei Jia tries to find a balance of threshold through eastern and western abstract elements.
Graduated with a B.F.A from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1984) and M.F.A. from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (1987). He currently works and lives between New York and Beijing, where he teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Wei has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Central Academy of Fines Arts (Beijing), National Museum of Art (Beijing), CU Art Museum University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, U.S.A.); Lincoln Center (New York), etc. His works are in the public collections ofthe Brooklyn Museum (New York), The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Utah Museum (Salt Lake City) and the Dadu Museum (Beijing). His recent shows include Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, The Museum of Chinese in America, New York (2014) and Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, Bruce Museum, Greenwich (2014). He had a solo exhibition in San Francisco in early 2015.
Artist’s Website: www.weijiastudio.com
Wei Jia, No.0779, 2006. Gouache, charcoal, ink, pastel and Xuan paper collage on canvas, 52 x 52 in.. Image courtesy of the artists and Fou Gallery.
否画廊高兴地宣布，我们将于2016年5月28日(星期六) 4:00 pm-6:00 pm举行第17期未命题对话。本次对话将邀请艺术家林延和韦佳担任主讲人，讲述他们由上世纪八十年代至今，运用手工纸为主要媒介，所产生的灵感及创作实验。对话将呈现二人艺术观念的塑造和拓展过程，作品所反映的个人经验，以及作品当中蕴含的关于时代与社会的情感记忆。同时，他们也将介绍近期在香港、台湾所创作的一系列大型装置项目，并且和观众共同探讨关于绘画和创作的相关话题。