Cai Yuan, b. 1956, China; Jian Jun Xi, b.1692, China. Live and work in the UK.

Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi, the artistic duo known as “Mad for Real,” are renowned Chinese artists known for their pioneering performances and intervention in public spaces, most notably "Two Artists Jump on Tracey Emin’s Bed" (1999) at Tate Britain’s Turner Prize Exhibition. Their works have continually questioned the relationship between power and the individual, and reflects upon the phenomenon of globalization and the role of modern China in the 21st century. Inspired by the earlier radical art movements in China, the dynamic duo is bold and unique and masterfully weaves humor and warmth into their daring pieces.
26 May - 28 Aug, 2011
Since the Stars (XING XING, in Chinese) Exhibition of 1979 there have been many moments of struggle for artists in China. A struggle to express themselves through art during times of open attitude and times of closing, traditional thinking and changing times. This exhibition brings together 17 artists’ works that contribute to the ongoing discussion on artistic freedom and expression in China and beyond its borders.