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.
The 3rd Perspective: Edge Walker
Apr 22, 2023
Gu Tao started from the confusion and wandering in his youth, talked about the ten years when he was attracted by the forest world described in his father's book and went deep into Aoluguya, and talked about what he saw and felt in the city, forest and grassland in recent years. He has been using his lens to record those marginalized groups ignored by mainstream society
Silent Photos: Dilemma of Asian Photographers
Feb 11, 2023
Ronghui's works rely on the archival and fuzziness of photography, and use large-format to focus on the relationship between individuals and cities in the process of urbanization and industrialization in China. After studying and living in America, he began to use photography, text, video and other media to rediscover hidden historical cases and contexts, and reconstruct the narrative relationship between the East and the West.
Fragments and Illusions
Dec 10, 2022
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: the Digital Flâneur
Oct 8, 2022
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.
Aug 7, 2022
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.
Beyond Identity, in between arts
Jun 5, 2022
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, record is art
Apr 17, 2022
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.
Jan 29, 2022
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 in the theme of "the poetry of the body" from three perspectives: literature, art history and artists