In order to promote the circular conversation between contemporary artists in China and the Chinese diaspora in the west, Pioneer Salon is held every other month in collaboration with renowned artists and scholars.
Fragments and Illusions
He An's practice reflects the physical and psycho impacts on social agencies engendered by urbanization, industrialization, and globalization that China has been going through in the past decades, as well as his humanistic and compassionate concern for people shrouded in the shadow of drastic social and cultural flux.
Data and Diaspora
Debbie's multimedia work reflects on the entanglement of 'data' and 'diaspora' in contemporary life. Concepts such as "ocean", "travel" and "mental landscape" are particularly prominent in Debbie's digital work. They condense into a meandering path, inviting us to wander with Baudelaire's "wanderers" through the mazes of contemporary culture.
Jiayi Hu's practice, oscillating between serious investigation and absurd rumination, demonstrates an unrelenting inquiry into the artist's own subjectivity and situatedness in the world, while attempting to challenge the cultural categories and gender perspectives in her embodied presence.
He Gong's artistic creation is rooted in his comparative thinking of Eastern and Western society, geopolitics and identity differences in a cross-cultural context. The artist constructs narrative logic with the method of knowledge archaeology and creates with a questioning and critical attitude.
Present is History
Lianjie Zheng's works are based on exploring the correlation between macro narrative, environment and life experience. He uses photos and performance to record the concrete "reality" under the interweaving of time and space, trying to touch the pain and perseverance of history.
The screening of He Yunchang's documentary was successfully concluded. We would like to take you to review the wonderful content of the post-screening discussion.