_march 2022

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«Horse, Rabbit And Tiger's Family»
photography and text, march 2022
Curator : Roga (Luo Jiayu)
The idea of this exhibition came out from a long term photo record project of my colleague Rabbit's family, as an example of modern family life. In fact, I found I only catch very little life moment of their family in 5 visit a year. Also, I had to play with their daughter everytime I visited. I realized that showing what 'family' looks like through every family member's art work may be a wonderful exhibition idea!

Let's discover what Rabbit's family looks like by the 4 art showcases!

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«Horse, Rabbit And Tiger's Family»
collage and drawing on paper, march 2022
Curator : Roga (Luo Jiayu)

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«Horse, Rabbit And Tiger's Family»
collage, drawing and watercolor on paper, march 2022
Curator : Roga (Luo Jiayu)

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«Horse, Rabbit And Tiger's Family»
collage and drawing on paper, march 2022
Curator : Roga (Luo Jiayu)

_february 2022

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PEI Ban, «the future city»
watercolor painting, february 2022

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ZHU Yujie, «untitled»
chains and roses, february 2022

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LUO Lin, «The sound of thunder»
Bast paper,Silk fan, Chinese ink,Cinnabar, february 2022
Ten years ago almost the same time to see the paul and Xia teacher, today again with the work.
The lion cub who prays for peace guards in silk fan ,and the cat has ascended the bliss in the grass in reality.It waits for it to come and transcend it to the other side.
Is everything a coincidence? The intersection between virtuality and reality has existed already,and the metacosm has existed already.

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Eva LU, Ge, «Farewell to the past, Vigorous like Tigers»
Acrylic paint, Markers, Glue, Cardboard, Corrugated board, Waste carton, february 2022
Wind and rain have sent Spring to home, flowing snow flakes wait for the coming Spring. It’s time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes from rivers to mountains, athletes to race fields. Lichun traditionally signifies the beginning of spring in East Asian cultures. The exposure of Beijing Winter Olympics sparks new ideas and makes people from all over the world feel delightful. After the Athletes Bing Dwen Dwen have got through an ace goal, a lovely tiger jumps into eyes and greets in front. How fancy the joyful scene is! Inside and outside the show window, tigers on those lucky envelopes, usually called Big Cat in China, is dynamic and playful. Tiger sometimes looks sleepy, sometimes looks funny, sometimes looks like a sofa potato and sometimes looks like a cool magician. All in all, these envelopes are created by Eva and Ge, with many thanks and wishes for the traditional Chinese New Year.
In the sunshine, flowers are blooming, pollens are spreading by the wind, winds are blowing, opening the year of the Tiger smoothly.
Eva is a southern girl who has lived in the north. She has the delicacy of southern girl, also have the generosity of northern girl. When she was young, her parents gave her artistic enlightenment not only in painting and vocal music, but also in traveling, seeing historical buildings and mountains and rivers. She loves life and loves to discover the beauty of things themselves. She studied children's painting at the Liu Haisu Art Museum in kindergarten. She believes that children could always behave themselves frankly and simply while they create an artistic work. Ge
Ge Feng is an illustrator and visual artist, currently working and living in Shanghai. Ge completed her BA in fashion design from Beijing institute of fashion technology,then went to Royal college of art continue her study about visual art. Her work often starts from thinking about the conflict between the individual and the environment , which combines drawing, printmaking and moving images.

_january 2022

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Eric Mazodier, «Design identified»
cardboard, print, acrylic, january 2022
I’m a professional designer, I have worked 10 years for Lancel, a French leather goods brand, before moving to China. During these past 5 years, I was the director of the China Studio, a branch of Nantes design School located in Shanghai. We teach a master degree in Design and transculturality.Due to the international epidemic situation, the studio had to stop his activity.
As a designer, I ask myself on the quotidian impact of my work. I have started this art project in parallel of my Design activity for many years. One of my concepts, exhibited now, is to cover everything designed and produced by human in red and white stripes. I keep humans’ body and nature neutral, in Black and white photography.

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Eric Mazodier, «Design identified»
cardboard, print, acrylic, january 2022
Some will see references to Daniel Buren, Dubufet, Sol Lewitt, Christo or to camouflage technic experimented during the first world war named Razzle Dazzle and many other artists. I notice all these similar appearances.
My inspiration is mainly the identification system as the one used during the middle age in Europe where lepers and all marginal was required to wear some red and white stripes elements on their clothes to be identified.

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Eric Mazodier, «Design identified»
cardboard, print, acrylic, january 2022
We are surrounded by elements designed by human to the point that we no longer distinguish them. Natural elements have sometimes completely disappeared from our landscape.
We are very likely to live several days only in an artificial environment designed by human.
The concept is not to denounce, fight or denigrate human production but to identify it.
My concept is named “Design identified”.

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Eric Mazodier, «Design identified»
cardboard, print, acrylic, january 2022
Art takes part of my researches to feed my Design activity.
I see artistic work as identification. Represent and identify.
It is up to the viewer to take it into consideration or not.

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KORUM, «Like a tiger in the wind»
Concept and research on the Coralian language by Marine Calamai. Calligraphy by Xia Yilan, rice paper, 2021.12.30
Through its special language, the coral community wishes you a vigorous year, like the tiger in the wind.
Corallian is a language developed by corals to communicate with humanity. Corallian is composed of characters created from the basic shapes of the most important coral species. It is a written and spoken language. The coral community invites all those who practice calligraphy to write its language, each in their own style.

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CHEN LunXiu, «Golden leaf welcomes the New Year»
Gingko leaves, paperboard, seal cutting, 2021.12
After the autumn of golden leaves, the New Year of 2022 comes. Among the fallen leaves everywhere, I picked up some gingko leaves like wings and put them in the "Palace Museum Calendar" of Xin Chou Year, hoping to retain the beauty and unforgettable of the past year.
I accidentally found the "Xinhua Art convenience column" in wechat circle of friends. Through this small window, people displayed different treasures, different talents and different fashions on xinhua Road with a long history.
With the consent of "Xinhua Art Convenience bar", I decided to use the autumn color that I wanted to keep - a few gingko leaves, together with several square engraved prints before, to express the good wishes of 2022 "Year of the Tiger" to the people of the past.
There are many auspicious idioms about tigers in China, such as "tiger screams and dragon sings", "like a tiger adding wings", "alive and alive", "crouching tiger hidden dragon", "alive and powerful" and so on. Therefore, they specially engraved tiger seal, calligraphy tiger word seal and Chinese paper cutting of tiger, in order to bring the year of the tiger festival. Gingko biloba leaves specially use different languages to express Chinese New Year greetings to international friends.
The seal inscriptions on ginkgo leaves "Nian An Shou Yi", "Ren Shou Shou", "Shou (Bird dragon)", "Tashi Dele" and "Tian Yu Gu xi" also express good wishes for the Chinese elderly to add longevity and happiness.
Gingko leaves also serve as a foil to the seals of "Suitable for descendants (imitating the Forbidden City seal)", "Year of monkey (second child)" and "Sail", wishing our next generation happiness.
Let's welcome the New Year 2022 together.

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YANG Xiao, «between noon and two»
paperboard, ink, 2021.12
In volume 1 of ‘the Notes by Learning Archery’ written in early Qing dynasty by the philosopher and educator Li Gong, he meation that “a method of practicing Qi for archer is often gazing at one thing in a distance of dozen or hundreds of steps away, and reach it”. By taking the opportunity of this event, I will practice this method. On the same size of paper, between noon and two o’clock in the afternoon, I will record things about a person that I met who is near or far from the display window.

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XU XueFeng, «Granny Square Flowers»
Wool knitting, 2020
Crochet is a wonderful skill, a simple crochet hook, a few balls of various colors of cotton thread, through your hands, will become beautiful and practical works. Crochet is my hobby, I crochet every day with pleasure, pleasure is the main product, objects are the by-product. Happiness makes life interesting, and objects make life gorgeous. Handicraft is not to prove anything, the love from the heart will make life better (hand-knitting of a septuagenarian).

_december 2021

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Olivia Hong, «Olivia’s Amazing Origami World »
Paper, Clay, 2021.12.03
I like origami very much. When I am nervous, origami can make me relax, when I am unhappy, origami can comfort me, and origami can bring me happiness. Now I can fold a lot of things and am very popular with my friends! As for the colorful clay flower, I gave it to Aunt Yilan. She likes it. She put it in the window.

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Zhou Yong, «Bergpark-Wilhelmshöhee», 2017, 60x70cm
The photo was taken during documenta 2018 in Kassel, Germany. Before leaving the city, i strolled through Bergpark-Wilhelmshöhe and there i discovered these children adventuring through the artificial landscape in this fairy tale town.
--> Zhou Yong's website : http://www.zhou-yong.com

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Gu Tintin, "Shanghai 1990s", november 2021
What to say: Shanghai 1990s describe my childhood life of the post-80s in Shanghai. I am short haired and long haired is my childhood buddy, we through our childhood memories together.

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Lanyin, "Living on this super planet", 2021
Water, stone, and sand are the inspirations for creating marbling; What is natural, flowing and unique is the surprise feeling that marbling gives me. In today's life changed by the epidemic, I hope we can not forget that we all live on this super planet, and I hope this work can bring some healing energy to everyone.

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Danica Hanz and Soline Krug, "contacts" (left), "Adorable" (right), 2021-11, Risography, 42x30cm (2)
#TAOBOETRY
Fragments of a lover’s discourse to Taobao
During this year’s Singles Day event, 900 million people bought from Taobao/Tmall, for a total amount of 84 billion dollars. If we go beyond the purely commercial link, can we see the relationship between Taobao and its users from a different angle? Based on "A Lover's Discourse: Fragments” by Roland Barthes, two Taobao lovers poetically explore their connection to the app in a reading performance.
Writing, pictures and performance: Danica Hanz and Soline Krug Creative translation into Chinese: Sophia Liu

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Danica Hanz and Soline Krug, "will-to-possess" (left), "why" (right), 2021-11, Risography, 42x30cm (2)
#TAOBOETRY
Fragments of a lover’s discourse to Taobao
your fingers depart
longing after the time loss
the world to the touch
I am going to
crush your look with our four feet
ode to joy sharing

NB : long live the queens
--> website Danica : www.edwige.ch
--> website Soline : www.solinekrug.com

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WeiWei, «Fruit Escape»
Introduction: I'm creating a series of fruit comics. The cat in the comics comes from the cafe M2F on Xinhua Road, the bar where the peach goes comes from the crossover on Xinhua Road, and the bookstore of happiness rally. The original intention of creating fruit comics is to combine the shops in Xinhua road block with fruits. This "fruit escape" series that I thought of in my creation comes from some fun or favorite things. For example, the first picture of the peach, because I felt that my peach life was too boring, he had the idea of running away. As a result, he ran into the crossover next door, fell in love with ice at first sight, and became a peach flavored soda. In the second picture, broccoli met M2F Cat Detective Ron. Ron likes to sleep and play. When he saw broccoli playing skateboarding, he was very afraid at first, and finally he could play friendly with broccoli. The third picture, falling asleep in the happy gathering bookstore, is very much like falling asleep when we went to the library to study hard.

_november 2021

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Kuang Quanshui, «SOS»
fired clay, 2021.04.08
I love the rough texture of the clay, full of imperfections and surprises, just like an ordinary person with his unrefined and dissatisfactions.

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Bi Rongrong, A Piece of Urban Skin ---A Poster of the Exhibition of "Pattern XI - ∞", knitting polyester thread, June, 2019
This poster/work is a poster I created for my solo exhibition at the A Thousand Plateau Art Space in 2019. Unlike regular posters, I took a medium which was used in the solo exhibition—knitting to weave this poster. Therefore, in addition to the propaganda function of the poster, it got another layer of meaning, it directly showed a medium of my work.
In the display of Xinhua Art’s window, I chose this poster/work. On the one hand, the elements in my solo exhibition at the time were collected from various symbols on the street, and it also included elements from posters in various places, so it can be returned to the street. On the other hand, I hope to use the poster to make people interested and curious about the events behind it. Therefore, the QR code on the side of the poster contains a lot of information about the exhibition at that time.

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LI Youqiao (Ying Cheng Chang Jiao), «Moment Essay», drawing, 2003.01.26
During the SARS period / Beijing, Xicheng, in a rented house in the White Tower Temple compound. When I think back to the time when I was a young man, it is a good memory.

_october 2021

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Jaime Ekkens, «Polaroids from Gouqi Island», Spring 2021
Why I love Polaroids:
- The photos are one of a kind
- Surprises happen all the time, there’s an unpredictability to the media
- There’s a control that artist have surrender to the process
- The photos exist in the real world, instead for pixels on a screen on a phone or hard drive
- Even when the photos don’t turn out exactly the way you expect them - they still exude emotion and mood
These 2 particular Polaroids were taken on a trip to Gouqi Island in spring of 2021 in a village which nature had reclaimed. I colored black and white photos to enhance the history behind them.

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CHEN Studio, «Halloween - Trick or Treat 🎃»
floral arrangement, 2021.10.29

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DeYi Studio, «Small occasional decorative installation», light garlands, 2021.10.29
Halloween is a distant heritage of a Celtic New Year's celebration. It was brought to the United States by the Irish, who used to put a candle in a turnip in remembrance of the legend of Jack-o'-lantern, condemned to wander eternally between hell and heaven. The orange and black colors come from the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. The commercial plastic decorations made in China are thus the result of a very long globalized intercultural sedimentation.

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TANG Xuan, «Autumn Mediterranean», acrylic on paper, oct.2020
On the Alicante peninsula of Alicante Province in Southeast Spain, there is a "white coast" stretching more than 200 kilometers. With pure white beach, clear blue sky and gorgeous colors of nature, looking at the sea from the town, it is easy to find the symbol of karpe, "karpe giant rock". The 332 meter high rock rising from the sea level is like a patron saint guarding the quiet Mediterranean.
The illustration was inspired by a trip to the Alicante Peninsula in September.When the September sun shines on the Mediterranean, the giant rock wears the autumn sun on his body, and the waves are jumping around him. The flying bubbles are like small planets, changing with the sun,Showing a different world.

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WANG Ruoxuan, «The First Bouquet of Flowers», paper and gouache, 2021.10.06
In August of this year, Xuan er officially started to learn painting. Although she loves painting very much at ordinary times, it is not easy for her to paint well . Mom just hopes that she can continue to paint cheerfully, with her dreams in the colorful world, and go on happily and bravely...

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Oranda HOU, «Charm Lucky Eight», Print, 2018
The lucky charm is a gift, and once a token. In 2018, over a period of emotionally challenging time, I started memory sketching objects and events of personal significance. I had gained so much solace from doing it that the sketches become vessels of my feelings and tokens by themselves. The visual, of both the subjects and the sketches, continued to heal and comfort me ever since. As such, I found myself beholden to arts, for how it undertakes to endow me with power, everywhere, anytime, in a quiet and quotidian fashion.

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XI Gua, «Cat Hair», color photography, sticky paper, furry, hair and dust, 2021.10.17
A month or so ago, this cat came into my life unexpectedly, and since then I have many more items in my room: cat litter, cat toilet, cat bowl, cat food, cat litter, cat nail clippers, cat toys... And the endless amount of cat hair and roller stickers. I roll the hair about 3-5 times a day, and once I accidentally found beautiful patterns on the sticky hair paper, and each one is different, so I will keep the nice ones. The sticky hair paper is not only stuck with cat hair, but also my hair and dust, which is the imprint of my life with her.

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YOU Yang, «My grandma's coat», 2021.9.27, jacket in a plastic vacuum bag
This leather jacket belonged to my Grandma. It was manufactured by Shanghai Xinmei garment factory. After the founding of the PRC, to help develop the inland regions, my Grandma and Grandpa moved from Harbin to Lanzhou, an inland city in Northwest China. They brought their newborn baby girl, my mom, along with them. The couple, with many of their comrades, built factories from scratch, worked and lived there for the most of their lives.
The reform and opening in the late 1980s and 1990s brought better quality of life to these hard- working citizens. When they got chance to visit big cities like Shanghai, they made the most of such infrequent opportunities, and brought back souvenirs, such as fancy clothes and novelty products to their families.
This jacket was one of those things Grandpa bought for Grandma during his business trip to Shanghai. This mid-length jacket cost a whole lot of money out of the household expenses. Back in that time, people tend to remember the price of each clothes they bought, sometimes even where and how they bought it. For me, I don’t quite remember how I bought most of my clothes. But this one was an exception. It was a Chinese New Year, I went back to my Grandma’s for holiday. I asked Grandma for this jacket, not because it’s a stylish piece, but rather as a precious item that I’d like to own. Little did I imagine that only a few year later, it became a keepsake of my Grandma.
As I’m turning 40 soon, my sense of identity has been shaking. The parents of my Grandpa and Grandma migrated to Northeast China. Grandpa and Grandma moved to Northwest China to construct the country. Later, my parents left Lanzhou, “jumped on the bandwagon” of doing business in South China and went abroad. As for me, I also chose to leave my family and live by myself in Shanghai. As the ties between me and my family became loosened, I felt confused about who I am, and where i came from.
I thought I had all the time in the world after I graduated from college. However, life withers faster than I thought. I didn’t even had chance to show Grandma the new chapter of my life as an independent adult before she passed away.
That was when I started to trace back the life of my family members. I do whatever I can to get to know and explore what they have experienced. This “Xinmei” leather jacket was originally from Shanghai. It once connected me and my Grandma. Through this work, I hope Grandma, me and this city can somehow get reconnected.

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Section. A pavilion in Zhuxi Park, Yangzhou, China. Design by Doarchi 2018-2020

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Shelly Conusart, «Seabed variation I», Black ink on calligraphy paper, 33x33cm, 2021

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MA Wengang, «Impression of old foreign house», acrylic, 2021.09

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CHEN Luxian, student of Imagination Art Center, Kraft paper, oil stick, 2021.8.18