Archive for June, 2012

“THE ENDLESS FRONTIER” Su Jia Art Gallery, Wuxi

Contemporary Art Exhibition  China· Italy

Host unit: City Federation of literary and Art Circles, Wuxi
The oil painting and Sculpture Institute

Undertaker: City Beitang district culture and Sports Bureau, Wuxi
City Yun Lin Art Trading Center Company Limited, Wuxi
Su Jia Art Gallery, Wuxi
Academy of Fine Arts Art Gallery Chu art organization, Hubei Provincial

Sponsor: Oriental Industrial Engineering Contracting Company Limited, Wuxi
Support unit: Phoenix Painted Wood Group

Time: June 15, 2012 (opening) June 21, 2012 (closing)

Venue: Su Jia Art Gallery, Wuxi (Canal Park)
The academic chair: Li Xianting, Tang Haowu
Curator: Zhang Zhan, Zhu Zhigang

Participating artists:Zhang Zhan (China)
Wang Changming (China)
Zhu Zhigang (China)
Tang Haowu (China)
Wang Jianrong (China)
Fang Jinghua (China)
Chen Jiangang (China)
Not Ming (China)
Zhou Hong (China)
Zhu Jiancheng (China)
Du Li (China)
Xie Hengqiang (China)
Qiu Jun (China)
Wang Jiansen (China)
Tan Shaoting (China)
Bai Yunjie (China)

Liu Yue (China)
Li Ming (China)
Ma Lin (Chinese Italy)
Tommaso Cascella (Italy)
Matteo Basilé (Italy)
Davide Sebastian (Italy)

* Shanghai consulate consul, cultural counselor and exhibiting artists will be invited to the opening ceremony








‘We must love one another or die.’
W.H. Auden

There are places in time and space where people have hurt each other. Until a bridge can be built, these places remain like an open wound in history.
( Yizhao Guan & Stephan Hausmeister )

The title of this exhibition, Bridge over Trouble is taken from the song by Simon And Garfunkel (Bridge over Troubled Water 1969), one of the best-selling hits of the 1970s, when issues of community and the gloabl village emerged in the wake of the Vietnam War.
This show includes a range of works by international artists who are all concerned with ideas of dialogue, communication and the possibility of change across different belief systems and cultures. Even though the world has become more and more ‘globalised’ in recent years, there is still much bridging to do with regard to non-violence and the respect for human dignity. The internet has allowed communication to become more effective and far-reaching in the quest for bridging barriers across ‘fixed’ geo-political entities. These artistic interventions are vitally part of the exchange that speaks of the prime role of human agency through creativity, whereby ideals of human expression of liberty are represented through photography, painting and installation, with the human body as a potent symbol of humanity itself.