Since its founding in Bangkok in 1997, Tang Contemporary Art has opened four spaces in Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok to promote the development of experimental art in different regions. In the past 20 years, Tang Contemporary Art has organized groundbreaking exhibitions in its gallery spaces, and also cooperated with important art institutions in China and abroad to accomplish outstanding art projects. The gallery strives to initiate dialogue between artists, curators, collectors and institutions working both locally and internationally. A roster of groundbreaking exhibitions has earned Tang Contemporary Art internationally renowned recognition, establishing its status as a pioneer of the contemporary art scene in Asia.
09.03.19 - 28.04.19
The Tang Contemporary Art Center is proud to present Chen Yujun’s eponymous exhibition from March 9 to April 28, 2019. Chen Yujun is the artist’s most ambitious large-scale exhibition in the last decade and was curated by Cui Cancan. Born 1976 in Putian, Fujian Province, Chen graduated from the Department of Mixed Media Art at the China Academy of Arts in 1999. He stayed for some time at the academy to work as a teacher but later relocated to Shanghai. Inspired by the multigenerational history of migration in his own family, Chen’s works explore the emotional bond between an individual and their hometown in a modern context. Chen’s continued interest in the affinities between personal and social history as well as natural and manmade space take precedent in this exhibition. His most important works from the past as well as the latest developments in his artistic experimentation will be separately displayed in the Tang Center’s two exhibition spaces. The first space will focus on the relationship between Chen's works and the space in which they are exhibited, demonstrating the conceptual inspiration behind each work and the story they tell as a whole. The second space will specifically exhibit Chen’s large-scale two-dimensional works as a means of exploring how his creative process continues to evolve.
1st Gallery Space: D06, 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang District, Beijing
2nd Gallery Space: B01, 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang District, Beijing