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Yin Xiuzhen — Liu Wei. A Lecture by Irina Kulik

Lecture Cycle: Dissymmetrical Similarities
16 May 2018
19:30–21:00

DESCRIPTION

Irina Kulik will devote her lecture to contemporary Chinese artists whose coming of age coincided with the political ban of free creativity following mass protests on June 4, 1989 in Tiananmen Square.

Contemporary Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen (b. 1963) grew up in Beijing in the time of political turmoil, that eventually led to radical changes in her country and the world. In her practice she concentrates on the themes of cultural memory and identity, tradition and globalization, work ethics and freedom of creativity, ecology and state control. Yin’s main mediums are sculpture and installation, while her favorite materials are concrete and fabric, the latter being a reference to her mother’s work at a sewing factory. In 2016, Garage commissioned her to create an artwork for the Atrium space: the resulting twelve-meter architectural piece Slow Release was made entirely from used clothes donated by the Museum’s visitors.

Liu Wei (b. 1965) is a contemporary painter, uses watercolors, oil paints and ink in his works. He also creates complex installations utilizing found objects and materials from his everyday urban environment, such as old things and furniture, metal and wood, plastics and textiles. 

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Irina Kulik, PhD is an art critic, culture expert, lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and author of numerous publications on contemporary art, cinema, and music.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Entrance is free, but space is limited. Please arrive early.

Please note that the lecture cycle will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.

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