Chi­nese artists de­but at Saatchi Gallery in Lon­don

Global Times - - Life -

An ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled Will to Faith kicked off at the Saatchi Gallery in Lon­don on Wed­nes­day to mark the 90th an­niver­sary of the found­ing of the China Academy of Art (CAA).

Co-hosted by the START Art Fair, CAA and the School of In­ter­me­dia Art (SIMA), the show cu­rated by Yan Wang un­der the cre­ative di­rec­tion of John­son Chang pro­vides vis­i­tors a chance to view art­works from young artists at the academy.

“The em­pha­sis of the ex­hi­bi­tion is to po­si­tion China within the world and to fo­cus on our place within it and on the con­tin­u­ing evo­lu­tion of faith and the utopian spirit,” Yan told the Global Times, adding that while China has seen great rapid eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, it is also in need of faith and val­ues.

The ex­hi­bi­tion space in­te­grates re­al­ity and imag­i­na­tion for the pur­pose of ex­am­in­ing a spec­trum of sub­jects such as faith, utopia, iden­tity and pol­i­tics, ac­cord­ing to the event co­or­di­na­tors.

Will to Faith is the lat­est in a series of cu­rated projects from START that re­flect the fair’s global agenda and fur­thers the rep­u­ta­tion of this ex­cit­ing con­tem­po­rary art fair by com­bin­ing cred­i­ble and crit­i­cally ac­claimed ex­hi­bi­tions along­side a compelling gallery of show­cases.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists in­clude Fu Dongt­ing, Song Gewen, Wang Zhenyu, Shao Ruilu, Sun Xiaoyu, Zhu Xi, Duang Guan­lai, Wu Qiong and Wang Yang.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is sched­uled to end on Oc­to­ber 24.

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