@609 Xinhua Road

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Manzu, «From Xinhua lu to Moganshan»
inkjet printing, folding - 2022/11
Xinhua Road and Moganshan don't sound related at all, but both of them are quite familiar to me. I think if I were to find one thing in common between these two places, it would be their history and culture. Xinhua Road is a street in a big city where westerners used to come and participate in the renovation. Moganshan is a mountain village with many old houses. Although the locations are different, both have been historically influenced by foreigners and can still connect the different people to this day.
I myself was just a high school student, and because of my parents' work, I met a lot of people related to art and was inspired by many of them. This time I had the opportunity to work on a one square meter project in Moganshan and Xinhua Road, so I wanted to show the two places in the window and make a connection between them.
I used a technique created by the artist Yaacov Agam: "agamopraph", and drew two pictures with my iPad. One is a phoenix tree on Xinhua Road and the other is a road in the bamboo forest of Moganshan. The viewer can see either Xinhua Road or Moganshan by looking at it from different angles. People passing by on the street can then naturally feel the transition between the two places.

@387 Xinhua Road

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GU Zhongsheng, «Trap»
Installation, Dimension Variable, 2022
Silk 、fishing line and Fishing Bait
Everything can be seen as a trap, and nature is best at creating one. Design, art, beauty, ugliness, monstrosity and even good and evil can all be seen as traps that draw you into them. I have made a net out of silk, and the tool that supports and unfolds it is the bait that attracts the fish. The viewer first feels the thinness and lightness of the silk, even breathing can affect its shape, and within it are wrapped sharp fish hooks. In a warm, soft mist there is a crisis, as if the hunter in the jungle is the hunter and the prey itself. In such a chain, I want to convey a multi-perspective way of looking at things and perceiving them, thinking about the real and the fictional.

@602 Dingxi Road

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ZHANG Lu & DONG Lanjun, «GETHER - Moganshan»
Inkjer Print, Visual Display 2022.11.01
Like animals looking for water, we all walk from our own homes to our favourite cafés.
We gather together, make small talk and enjoy a cup of coffee.
This is the place we wanna create.

@710 Dingxi Road

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LI Wenxi, «Travel From Moganshan»
various objects, installation, 2022.11.1
This year, I started my travel at Bai & Yun Art Museum in Moganshan in February, and it was the first time I took a trip as a volunteer. The experience was fun and meaningful, which motivated me to go to the next stop. Thus, I worked in exchange for room and board in many cities for the next seven months.
During my in-depth travel, I had the chance to slowly enjoy the natural scenery, explore the unique local handicrafts, and learn more about the construction of indigenous dwellings. In the process, I collected many tickets and items, including an ethnic patchwork bag from Shaxi in Dali, a stone from Genie Mountain in Litang, and a purple pottery teacup from Jianshui in Honghe, etc. Each of these small items carries warm memories and makes my "wandering" experience fulfilling.