Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics
Artists: Cai Guo-Qiang, Chang Yuhan, Long March Project, Chen Chieh-Jen, Cheng Xinhao, Kao Jun-Honn, Guo Xi & Zhang Jianling, He An, He Xiangyu, Hong Hao, Morgan Wong, Liao Fei, Lin Ke, Liu Xiaodong, Liu Yefu, Liu Yujia, Pu Yingwei, Qin Ga, Shen Xin, Shi Qing, Song Dong, Tao Hui, Wang Bing, Wang Sishun, Wang Yin, Hsu Chia-Wei, J. P. Sniadecki & Huang Xiang & Xu Ruotao, Xu Zhen, Samson Young, Yang Maoyuan，Yang Yuanyuan, Yu Ji, Chien-Chi Chang, Zhang Yue & Bao Xiaowei, Zhao Liang, Zhao Tingyang, Zhao Yao, Zhao Zhao, Zheng Guogu, Contemporary Art from the Middle East, Zhu Yu, Zhuang Hui
Curator: Lu Mingjun
Duration: March 20 – July 31, 2018
Opening: 4:00pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Opening Forum: 2:00-3:30pm, March 20, 2018
Venue：OCAT Institute, Beijing
OCAT Institute is honoured to present the exhibition Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics from March 20 to July 31, 2018. Curated by Lu Mingjun, the exhibition invites more than forty famous contemporary artists. Their employment of various media such as video, installation, painting, photography and archival materials enriches artistic expressions and inspires contemplation on regional politics from an artistic perspective. Before touring to Beijing, this exhibition had previously been presented at OCAT Shanghai, in dedication to the museum’s 5th anniversary. Besides showcasing selected works from its previous edition in Shanghai, works of archival characters are incorporated into its Beijing edition in response to OCAT Institution’s unique visions and missions.
Besides presenting the highly stylised and timely artistic practices of the new generation of artists in recent years, the exhibition also incorporates into its narrative several artworks that have been broadly exhibited and accepted home and abroad. Centering on the post-globalised world and taking the concept of “frontier” as its theme, this exhibition hopes to present works by artists from different eras and cultural backgrounds, as well as new ideas inspired.
Since the 1990s, artists have been looking into terms imbued with transitional meanings such as “borders”, “frontiers” and “moving identification in a globalised era” to reflect on regional studies and practices in different dimensions, therefore acquiring for individual experience of re-examining the world’s regional politics, economics and cultural structures. These concrete practices can be seen as a form of political act, or self-reflexively as deviations of artistic language.
This exhibition strives for a new structure and narrative through artistic practices, to open up our understandings of the multi-faceted relationships between borders, frontiers and moving identification in a globalised era and to lead us into an active participation in this brutal, violent process of reality by appealing to new perceptions and imaginations of art and politics.