2019.04.27 - 2019.07.28
LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum
The duo exhibition brought by artists He Xiangyu and Liang Chen will be staged from April 27 to July 28 at the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum.
He Xiangyu: Roots
He Xiangyu, a Chinese artist to showcase his works at the 2019 Venice Biennale China Pavilion, will bring his solo exhibition Roots at the exhibition hall on the first floor in LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum.
The exhibition is the debut of He Xiangyu's Lemon Project, which can be traced back to his Palate Project. The former was first presented as a series of paintings on lemons. Using bright yellow to create visual hallucinations, He transformed the connection between the color and lemon into a synesthesia: the visual fatigue caused by aggressive visual stimulation reminds people of the sour taste of lemon.
After having done a lot of historical and sociological research, He invited scholars from different fields to write thematic articles on lemon and the color yellow, which will be compiled into a soon-to-be-published book named Yellow Book. While promoting the Lemon Project writing plan, He carried out a series of artistic practice on the project. The exhibition Roots to showcase four video works features lemon and the color yellow, an installation work and historical pictures. It is the first show of the artistic part of Lemon Project.
Liang Chen: Aleph
Aleph is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Mathematician Georg Cantor used Aleph to stand for infinite numbers, and novelist Jorge Luis Borges used it to represent the infinite universe in his novels.
The metaphysical spatial analysis of Aleph directly inspired architect Liang Chen to link architecture with life, perception, memory, and history. In his view, architecture is not only a spatial creation, but an ideological task to explore humanity's ultimate questions.
As an artistic experiment in the context of architecture, Liang Chen's solo show Aleph at the exhibition hall on the 2nd floor in the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum is an immersive spatial installation. He set up seven interconnected black cavities in the exhibition hall, with their inner surfaces covered by seven kinds of clothing materials dressed by Liang from his childhood to the present. Clothing is regarded as the second skin of human beings, since it symbolizes personal memories and social mores. The objects and lights installed inside the cavities are symbols of the geological evolution of the earth and the process of human civilization. Every cavity can be regarded as an Aleph.