Text, Pause

04 Jul - 15 Aug 2015

Chen Shaoxiong Chen Yujun Fang Lu Feng Guodong Gade Gong Jian Guan Wei Guo Haiqiang Huang Rui Ji Lei Kang Wanhua Li Shan Li Shuang Liao Guohe Ma Kelu Ma Yanhong MAP Office Ou Jin Qiu Anxiong Song Kun Tang Song Tang Pinggang Wang Wei Xie Zhengli Xue Feng Yang Xinguang Zhan Rui Zhang Peili Zhang Wei
4 July – 15 August 2015

Boers-Li Gallery is pleased to present the summer group exhibition "Text, Pause" on July 4, 2015. This exhibition aims to establish the dichotomous relationship between narrative text and the medium of language, and the artists' visual extensions through language, material, narrative mode and given contexts have discovered new paths in the various media the artworks manifest.

Text is a linguistic mode and medium for communication, meaning and narration, even once its superficial meaning is removed, it may still be found in certain decipherable contexts. "What to say and how to say it" suggest certain power as it approaches a standardized narrative, and thus, projecting a certain political position. The flexibility in the presentation of language allows language to transcend the textual reference to a social context, and as a language that can be narrated and disseminated, it also carries a visual form, based on these mantics, imagery and the writing qualities, engendering new understanding and narrative relations.

From the perspective of artistic methology, the inquiry into the questions produced in the deconstruction and image restoration of the semantics and forms within the language, the focus on textual language should be considered within the process of cultural and social process. Moreover, due to the differences in dissemination and consumption of the artistic media, art may not provide the path of interpretation or skepticism. This group exhibition questions the singularity of language as it has been placed on a commonly sharing platform in today's seemingly open, sublimated yet respectable realm. The exhibition reveals issues derived from the visuality, discourse and writing of text through the artists' intervention in various media – through the use of interpretive... this is also a satire on the plethora of theories. Here the image becomes the performative response to text, without simply being inclined to its visuality.

This exhibition, Text, Pause” encompasses artistic interventions in the context of visible and readable texts, and presenting alternative aspects of texts as a mean to semantics.

Tags: Qiu Anxiong, Po-i Chen, Xue Feng, Gade, Feng Guodong, Liao Guohe, Guo Haiqiang, Ce Jian, Gong Jian, Ou Jin, Ma Kelu, Song Kun, Ji Lei, Fang Lu, MAP Office, Zhang Peili, Tang Pinggang, Zhan Rui, Huang Rui, Li Shan, Chen Shaoxiong, Tang Song, Kang Wanhua, Zhang Wei, Wang Wei, Yang Xinguang, Chen Yujun, O Zhang