About Faurschou Foundation
|FAURSCHOU FOUNDATION BEIJING
|This spring Faurschou Foundation will present a
solo exhibition by Chen Zhen, one of the best known exponents of
Chinese avant-garde art. The space is divided into two parts, one
reveals the contradiction and conflicts of the society, and the
other, by the form of a room, creats a place for spirit purification
and culture lavation. He was born in Shanghai in 1955 and died in
Paris in 2000.
Chen Zhen left China in 1986, and rapidly attracted international
attention for his remarkable mixed-media installations. The exhibition
at Faurschou Foundation presents a variety of Chen Zhen's sculptures
and installations produced between 1992 and 2000 - most of them
made out of all kinds of everyday objects like cloth, candles, chairs,
fabric, bicycle tubes and other objets trouvés.
Chen Zhen lived in Shanghai and Paris and travelled a lot in Europe,
USA, South America, and Middle East. At a time when neither multiculturalism
nor globalization had yet become dominant discourses, Chen Zhen
was interested in cross-cultural social dynamics. His own experience
of being between cultures and his great interest and engagement
in the various cultures he constantly met, made him coin the concept
"transexperiences". This is a central concept in Chen
Zhen's work and expresses his striving to create harmony by acknowledging
When he was 25, Chen Zhen began to suffer from haemolytic anaemia.
This illness greatly influenced his art; Chen Zhen explores the
intricate and often paradoxical relationship between the material
and the spiritual, between community and individual, and between
interior and exterior.
As an artist, Chen Zhen bears a sense of mission. The future and
destiny of mankind is the key theme of Chen Zhen’s works. He hopes
people would reflect and meditate through his works. He expects
a harmonious relationship between man and nature, man and man.
|Faurschou Beijing, 798 Art
District, NO.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, p.o.box 8502, Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China 100015
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