"WITHOUT WHY" - Dual Exhibition by Quentin Derouet and Wan Qiong
ArtCN is pleased to present "Without Why", a unique exhibition featuring for the first time in Shanghai the work of the French artist Quentin Derouet and a ceramic installation by the Shanghai-born artist Wan Qiong.
This exhibition highlights the dialogue between both artists in their existential quest as they confront their impermanence in the face of daily reality. Quentin Derouet, while in residence in Yunnan province, used the rose to create a distinct body of work where the flower is cut off from its symbolic meaning and transcends into a new mythology. Wan Qiong's signature ceramic sculptures present an installation composed of nine distinct bamboo works. Each one, rather then existing in isolation, is linked to the others by silk threads reflecting the visual illusions perceived by the artist within her surroundings.