Founded in 2004, WHITE SPACE BEIJING is a contemporary art gallery based in China. The gallery initially located in the 798 Art Factory, Beijing, which primarily worked with the most influential artists in the Chinese contemporary art scene.
In 2009 WHITE SPACE BEIJING moved to Caochangdi Art District, Beijing, the renovated gallery is made up by two major exhibition halls, incorporating more than 1500m2 (16146 sq ft) of interior space. The gallery collaborates with emerging and established artists with the intent to allow their works to grow progressively in terms of production of various projects, the making of in-depth and cultivated explorations, and launching new curatorial exhibitions. The gallery provides an international platform through fostering relationships with major art fairs, foundations, and museums across the world to support their young artists.
Liu Shiyuan: In Other Words, Please Be True
09.03.19 - 01.05.19
This is Liu Shiyuan's third solo exhibition with WHITE SPACE BEIJING, after Lost in Export (2015) and The Edge of Vision, or The Edge of The Earth (2013). The exhibition includes recent new photography, videos and installations by the artist.
The scope of Liu Shiyuan's art practice comprises such domains as photography, video, stage performance and spatial installations. Through her art practice she exposes a visual language that is unaffected by regional boundaries.
In her early works, Liu Shiyuan put an emphasis on an intentional questioning of boundaries. She makes exaggerated use of symbolic, unassuming objects to satirize the contradictions between the way businesses are operated and our (i.e. human) beliefs. Recently, in view of multicultural living backgrounds, her art has become more geared towards the individual's comical misreading of the relations between different historical civilizations and nature's status quo. It's difficult to pigeonhole Liu Shiyuan's artworks as either photography or video. Whether static or dynamic, every one of her works exceeds the contexts and mediums used to produce it, and is able to come into existence independently.
No.255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing