A new solo exhibition features 166 of Chinese artist Qu Jianxiong’s latest ink washes. Courtesy of Liu Peiwen
On the third floor of the Tianjin Binhai Art Museum, a new solo exhibition features 166 of Chinese artist Qu Jianxiong’s latest ink washes. The theme of the Cinema exhibition is a movie theatre. Upon entering the exhibition hall, visitors will have the opportunity to see an impressive ink wash facility 30 meters long and 7.5 meters wide at one end. On the chairs placed in the exhibition hall, more than 100 ink paintings sit quietly like “movie audiences” facing this screen. In addition, a Light-light video installation approximately 8.5 meters long and 16 meters wide is presented during the exhibition cycle.
Liu Peiwen, director of the exhibition, explains that through the narrative perspective of cinema, the exhibition presents a complex microcosm of contemporary society, focusing on the problems we may encounter in life.
“When you enter the ‘cinema’ of the art museum, you feel like you are entering familiar but unfamiliar territory. You naturally immerse yourself in the history of cinema and enter the world of ‘ people’ in history through light. The artist expresses his sense of current public space with ink works and the concept of space. This is not an art exhibition All artists and curators can do is enter such a ‘cinema’ with the audience,” Liu noted.