Artist:Chen Xiaoguo、 Hao Jingfang&Wang Lingjie、 Liang Hao、 Xue Ruozhe、 Xie Yi 、Zheng Jiang、 Zhu Xiangmin、 Zhang Yibei、 Zhou Yilun

2021.11.20 – 2022.1.22

Arch Gallery is pleased to present its first group exhibition IT’S A JOKE, that brings together works of 10 artists, CHEN Xiaoguo, HAO Jingfang & WANG Lingjie, LIANG Hao, XUE Ruozhe, XIE Yi, ZHENG Jiang, ZHU Xiangmin, ZHANG Yibei and ZHOU Yilun.



The artists participating in this exhibition each has their unique artistic language. Just as Duchamp mentioned that ‘the artist’s thoughts, actions and sensibility are infinite movements in different fields through time and variety ways’. As individuals, the spiritual characteristics of these artists are connected to  series of documents of artistic expression and creative practices, which related to the artist’s state of mind are directly related to social life and the external world.

The transformation of the concepts produce “determined creativity” which is opposed to “representational norm” – the object of art is the object of thought, the confirmation and consolidation of non-form and boundaries, “the work has its own clear proof” (The Aesthetic Unconscious). , Jacques Rancière, cp.03). When watching the works in IT’S A JOKE, it’s like being submerged in a resonance-like energy field.

The exhibition space becomes the field of thoughts, what separates the viewer and the artist is not art theory – the conflicts and contradictions conveyed by the artist’s every action and brushstroke – there isn any “non-thinking” details are unimportant and irrelevant. Every expression carries a meaning of the whole work.

Where the eye falls, all the “visible” things we see is the same present moment as the artist, rather than the memory and recollection of past patterns. 

The unique structure and secret operation in the human mind, the tension between the pictures and the words between the actions bring the feeling of being in it, far beyond the sense of subordination to the usual form.



Arched wave: Throwing the hidden string in the discontinuity

Artists: Qiushi Chen, Yujian Guo, Mingjun Luo, Lijun Wang, Li Zhou, Wei Zhou
Producer: Wenjing

Flower For Algernon

Artists: Jing Wang/ Yiwen Zhao
Curator: Xinyu Wong

Perceptual Track

Artists: Haiqiang Guo、Hang Su、Sibo Wu、Wei Zhou
Curator: Yu Xie

Please,Do Mind The Gap

June Fischer, Xie Yu, Arch Gallery, 1L, 1123 Cultural and Creative Park, Tianxin District, Changsha City.

Art Channel



Since then, I have tried to let daydream-like imagination seep into the picture, and those earlier, more symbolic images have also been naturally diluted. Perhaps, it is precisely because of the temperament that seems to be infiltrated by the picture and some image contents that are contrary to reality that cause the association like a dream.

ARCH REVIEW | Making Complicity

When the painting is really close to us, the first thing that appears to our eyes is this Le cimetière marin[1] written by Valéry in 1922. The curators Hu Yihang and Zhang Tingzhi, together with artist Guo Yujian, divided the exhibition “Dangerous Complicity” in the gallery into three chapters with words and symbols: imagination, a plateau, and a theatre.

ARCH REVIEW | Guo Yujian :Dangerous Complicitiy

When looking at Guo Yujian’s works, what have been depicted is always in a state of flow, and the secret words that are related to each other become images that avoid us and approach us. The work that takes shape on the canvas in our sight is yet to come, in transition, about to embrace change, and it will not push us away until the feeling is fulfil.

ARCH 采访 | 郑江


ARCH 采访 | 薛若哲


ARCH 采访 | 谢燚


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