Slide

Kong Fu Or Disco?

Exhibition

Kong Fu Or Disco?

Artists: HU Xiangqian, JIA Chun, LIU Lihong, LIU Qinmin, Megumi Shimizu, Rémi Voch, WANG Ziquan, ZHANG Yongji, ZHANG Zhaoying
Curator: LI Boyan

2020.10.1-2020.11.11

With the evolution of modernism, close combat has been replaced by technological competition, financial warfare, and even cyber warfare.

“Wushu” is called “Kung Fu” in the West. Since the 1960s, with the popularity of Kung Fu movies in Europe and America, it has become a popular entertainment and fitness activity in the West. It loses its original purpose of attack and selfdefense, and becomes a popular entertainment for health preservation and fitness.

If martial arts represents a past production relationship, just like traditional art, it emphasizes genre, technique, training, and closed teaching. Disco is a product of “modernity”, which is characterized by low-tech, improvisation, openness, sociality, and non-genre. Almost at the same time that “Kung Fu fever” was on the rise, disco was born and became popular all over the world. Since the 1980s, it has swept the mainland with the popularity of Hong Kong and Taiwan culture.

The purpose of disco can be said to be to fight boredom, seek excitement and happiness, expand social interaction, etc. This proves that the greatest enemy of mankind at the moment is no longer others, but the emptiness of one’s heart. The popularity of martial arts is declining, but the influence of disco has spread to street corners, making it a localized mass entertainment project; in the end, they exist in parallel in the same era and in the same country, and they all reflect the helplessness of the changing times.

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Curator: LI Boyan
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艺术家:陈子丰
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策展人:李泊岩

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豆豆也是拳拳

1985年在北京中国美术馆举办的《劳申伯格艺术展》让中国人近距离地看到了“后现代艺术”的形态,这些展品让中国观众目瞪口呆:山羊的标本,汽车的轮胎,废弃的地毯组成了前所未见的图腾。在展览期间,保洁员差一点把作品误作是垃圾清理。

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