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Art+ Shanghai Gallery – Chen Xuanrong – Huang Yulong – Altered state
October 28, 2018 @ 10:00 amDecember 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm CST
Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong
Exhibition Duration: 28th October –31st December 2018
Artist: Chen Xuanrong, Huang Yulong
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The duo exhibition, Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong, echoes the dynamics of urbanity anywhere, while also forging an entirely unique way of conceptualizing the new urban individuality of China. Two artists, with almost a 10-year gap in age difference, create works influenced by hip-hop – or what we interchangeably call, ‘street culture.’
With its uncompromised and in-your-face attitude, hip-hop has swamped the minds of urban youths
everywhere, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or age. Hip-hop owes its beginnings to a particular time and place, but as it has traveled across the oceans, its state has inevitably been altered. Nowadays, the movement owes its originality and authenticity to the area wherein it is practiced and lived. The key to hip-hop culture has always been – and always will be – about telling the story of one’s own self – where one comes from, who he really is and what he has to say.
Presenting new works for the duo exhibition, Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong, the artists make statements about their identities and surroundings. They do not attempt to establish guidelines for defining urbanity in China, but rather express their fascination with it. Yulong sculpts a new face for his generation, while Roy outlines an urban setting that is more up-to-date with the period of diversity and integration, confusion and the uncertainty that the two artists live in today.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Chen Xuanrong, born in 1991 in Zhangzhou, Fujian. He was admitted to the Printmaking
Department of CAFA, Beijing in 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor degree in 2014. He continued studying Modern Printmaking under professors Wang Huaxiang and Yin Jian in CAFA and obtained his Master degree in 2018. His work created for the CAFA graduation show won the Third Prize in 2014, in the same year he got nominated at the National College Students Invitational Art Exhibition. Nowadays, Xuanrong is living and working in Beijing as an independent artist. He has already held a number of solo exhibitions and participated in artist in residency programs in Shanghai OneHome Art Hotel and MOCA Taipei.
Huang Yulong (⻩玉龙) was born in 1983 in Huainan, Anhui Province, China. In 2007, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jiangxi Province. As one of the new generation of Chinese artists and part of the post-‘80 and ‘only child’ generation, Huang is strongly influenced by the phenomenon of foreign culture in China, which he combines with his fascination with pottery and the material world.
He works in a variety of media ranging from traditional porcelain, glass or bronze with crystals. To him, the hip-hop culture he often portrays, the hoodies and bling, is a state of being and a way of life, not merely a foreign culture appropriated by young Chinese. To him, hip-hop culture is “characterized by energy, power, purity, sexuality, freedom, courage. But this is also an urban story full of crying and blood.”
ABOUT ART+ SHANGHAI GALLERY
Founded in October 2007 and located along the Suzhou River within walking distance to Shanghai’s famous Bund area, Art+ Shanghai Gallery is a dynamic art space dedicated to the exhibition, promotion, and development of Chinese contemporary art. Art+ Shanghai Gallery showcases a range of established and emerging contemporary artists from within China and abroad, stimulating and celebrating the diversity of the sprawling contemporary art scene. In addition to holding group and solo exhibitions, Art+ Shanghai Gallery offers art consultation services, hosts cultural events, and participates in international art fairs.
展期: 2018 年 10 月28 日至 12 月31 日
陈轩荣（1991－）祖籍福建厦门，生于福建漳州。2010 年考入中央美术学院版画系，2014 年毕业获得本科学士学位，2018 年获得中央美术学院硕士学位。现为独立艺术家，工作生活于北京。曾在上海昊美艺术酒店（OneHome Art Hotel ）、台北当代艺术馆（MOCA Taipei ）举办个人展览及驻地项目。2014 年毕业创作获得学院创作三等奖，同年获得全国大学生艺术邀请展提名奖。
黄玉龙，1983 年出生于中国安徽省淮南市。2007 年毕业于江西省景德镇陶瓷学院，获艺术雕塑学士学位。作为新一代的中国青年艺术家，以及“80 后”与“独生子女”一代的其中一员，黄玉龙深受外来文化现象影响，从而他的作品常结合了中国陶器的魅力与当代的物质世界元素。
创办于2007 年10 月，坐落于上海外滩名胜之地的苏州河畔，艺术＋上海画廊致力于宣传与推动中国当代艺术，是一处充满活力的艺术场馆。艺术＋上海画廊不仅展示来自中外的知名艺术家，也同时支持有潜力的新兴艺术家，旨在能够不断催促和激励当代艺术舞台的多样性不断延伸扩大。除了举办艺术家群展和个展，艺术＋上海画廊也同时提供艺术品咨询服务，文化活动策划服务以及参加各大国际展会等。