Unveil The Red Curtain curated by Feng BoyiMeng Jin, Wang Shugang
21 Sep - 03 Nov, 2007 | 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Feng Boyi, China’s most active curator, a man with his finger on the pulse of the art scene, brings to Hong Kong a powerhouse of new work from five outstanding artists. Having curated the controversial show “Fuck Off” in 2000 with Ai Weiwei in opposition to the Shanghai Biennial that turned China’s head upside down, the theme ‘Unveil the Red Curtain’ is a move beyond the direct reflections and interpretations of the Cultural Revolution. This progression does away with the need to refer directly to themes of the ‘Red Classics’ thus the work shown does not have obvious references to Mao, Tiananmen Square and other iconic Chinese imagery, rather it invokes memories of recent times in modern day China. Feng Boyi’s strength as a curator relies on his depth of knowledge, his strong convictions and sense of humour; these characteristics are shared by all of the artists he has worked with on this project. They are: Meng Jin (Photography), Yu Fan (Sculpture), Song Dong (Videography), Wang Shugang (Installation), Jing Kewen (Painting).