“As a Blue Sign” is on view at QI MU Space in Beijing through Saturday, 23 December 2017. The group exhibition includes work by LI Yilong, LIU Fujie, FAN Xi, Nimuë, NA Buqi. Under the strict rules of WEI Kunjie, the Curator, each of the artists creates a brand new work that logically related to each other.
The exhibition is also an experiment in two dimensions:
It is an experiment about literary, auditory and visual arts, and discuss how do they take shape under the mutual effects. Auditory and visual arts, as individual modes of language, are utterly different from the literary system. When the various kinds of arts are forced to be in a face-to-face situation, the subtle transformation, abandonment, offset and resistance with each other, whether they still exist or not?
It is also an experiment to emphasize the transformation and reception of the artist as an individual. The curator sets a one-way rule among the five artists, the creation process navigates in the order of “LI Yilong - LIU Fujie - FAN Xi - Nimuë - NA Buqi”. The latter artist takes the former's work as a starting point, endorsement or inspiration; therefore, this exhibition is not only about different expressions under one theme, but also a kind of superposition. By showing the dynamic of the creation procedure, the exhibition itself is also a track.
Each artist takes the spark from the thinking of the former one. LI Yilong, as the first artist in the chain, receives a poem, which enables him to get the clue by listening to the curator’s reading. “As a Blue Sign” is the title of the poem, which is also as the name of this exhibition, and the whole poem is precisely about the “text” itself. As one of the carriers of information, “text” changes the way of receiving and transmitting when transforming into other forms, and consequently causes the new problems. Therefore, “text” is the origin and the clue throughout the whole exhibition.
"Text" is not only the core of the discussion, but also the "appearance" of this exhibition: it leads to different forms of creation and new problems, and eventually becomes the object of the interpretation of visual and auditory arts; Literary and other forms of arts will serve as linguistic tools, to show the mutual understanding, compassion, achievement and even conflict on the same platform.
“As a Blue Sign” is bound to be an adventurous exhibition. From the very beginning, it is intended to break into the ideological tense from the ideological state - for all forms of creation. It is possibly soft and easy for meanings, forms, emotions, and conditions; but it is inevitably hard and tough when getting into the core of the true meaning. It does not look romantic or narcissistic but behaves like a formula, because of the necessity of being logical.
Besides the experiments of feeling and emotional expressing, this exhibition attempts to explore the basic logic of the language. As an artist, it should be particularly sensitive to the unrecognized logic, which is floating in ambiguity and polysemy. Beyond the tediously boring common sense, there is not only the adventure, may also a new entrance.