ChART Contemporary Collaborates with Du Yi for Open House: Royal Pond, a Series of Curatorial Experiments Reflecting Our Mission of Bringing Together Art and People. Join us on June 21, 2009, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and experience a new site-specific installation created by
Du Yi and curated by ChART Contemporary.
Royal Pond is a visual narrative created from sound and graffiti-inspired painting techniques. The fable illustrates the story of the “common people” and takes class struggle as a point of departure to reflect the erosion of the middle class and plight of the working class in modern China. Combining personal narrative with his observations of how working class families and “common people” live, Du Yi draws us into an “underwater world” where reality is bleak for a mother and son who cannot escape their fate as they sink into the abyss.
In pre-Confucian China, the feudal system divided the population into 6 classes: 4 noble classes with the king at the top, followed by the dukes, then the great men and finally the scholars. Below the noble classes were commoners and slaves. Today commoners and slaves are synonymous with the working-class, and are being pushed and consumed by society. Royal Pond is a fairytale turned nightmare that contemplates social stratification and the lack of social mobility for the working class.
Du Yi (b. 1984) is an emerging artist based in Wuhan and a founding member of Chirp--one of the earliest artist collectives in China to combine public art with graffiti. Since 2008, this young artist has expanded his practice combining painting with sound and video installation and in 2010 he joined the IDT crew, a graffiti collective based in Beijing. Open House: Royal Pond was his first solo exhibition.
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ChART Contemporary与杜翌携手合作，共同举办《样板间：皇家池塘》，这是一系列策展实验活动，反映了我们连接人与艺术的一贯宗旨。2009年6月21日下午3时至7时，欢迎加入我们，一起体验由ChART Comtemporary策划、杜翌最新创作的特定场所装置作品。
杜翌（生于1984年）是一位来自武汉的年轻艺术家，“奇葩”的主创人之一。“奇葩”是中国最早将公共艺术与涂鸦结合为一体的艺术实验团体。2008年以来，杜翌扩大了他的实验领域，将绘画，声音以及影像装置结合为一体。2010年在北京加入了IDT 涂鸦一族 《样板间：皇家池塘》是他的首次个展。