Friends of WOOTON
Artists: CAI Caibei, CHI Qun, FANG Lijun, FU Bin, GUO Donglai, WANG Lijun, WU Mengshi, YAN Zidian, ZHU Peihong
Curator: QU Yin
When the traditional art media and expressions can not serve as the cultural symbols of creative thinking, a new art path which related closely to the development of ages is emerging.
In the context of the “same”, how to maintain the distance between the original, critical, experimental and creative parts of the creation and the public “Hong” becomes an extremely crucial problem and makes the “same” and “different” more valuable and meaningful to be discussed.
This summer, the first exhibition of WOOTON Gallery will open. The exhibition invited Cai Caibei, Chi Qun, Fang Lijun, Fu Bin, Guo Donglai, Wang Lijun, Wu Mengshi and Zhu Peihong to participate as artists. They use different ways to convey contradictions and confusions that related to the time’s property
I am very honor to be the curator of the first exhibition of WOOTON, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to participate in the contemporary development of my hometown Changsha. The young founder of WOOTON not only has a unique appreciation for art but also has a transcendence sense of foresight and responsibility in the development of contemporary art in Changsha, even China. The development of modern art not only needs “soil”, but the realistic “protection mechanism”. I expect WOOTON to become a new place for Chinese contemporary art and a rock of young artists who dares to challenge.