Artists: CHEN Zhou, LIANG Hao, aaajiao, FENG Chen, LI Shun and SIMA Yuan
Curator: Joan YAN
Arch Gallery is pleased to present the Summer Exhibition “shifting boundaries”. The artists recent works will be on view from June 19 until August 9, 2020.
The rapid development of information globalization and technological revolution is the inevitable result of economic demand. For the generation that is in the post network period, it has been greatly impacted both mentally and materially. The diversity and fuzziness of personal identity eliminate the traditional definition of identity. People’s sense of identity for thinking and exploring their own identity is a contest between the objective things and the thinking movement. The “contest” referred to here is more of a metaphysical thinking and concept, which is an abstract substance. When we say that matter determines consciousness, we often define human consciousness as a subjective understanding of the objective world. “Boundary dissociation” is like a journey of consciousness running in the direction of shackles.
Nietzsche once said, “the world is full of restlessness, because everyone is eager to liberate from their shackles.” It’s a kind of imprisoned state in which the spirit is attached to the entity. It is also an existence of struggle of inner exploration brought by people’s thinking and questioning about the established realistic boundary. The multi-dimensional experience and interpretation of the proposition of oneself is the source power of people’s feelings between the virtual and the reality. It makes people have the ability to see the essence from different perspectives, and all the essence starts from the truth of the “self”.
The artist divides “being” by constructing “consciousness”, which forms the view of mutual observation between virtual and reality. They use the interlaced perspective to search for themselves and constantly re-recognize them. They start from the natural state of human beings, and explore the naivety of human beings. Boldly expose the nature of human society changed by the progress of time and things.