Tang Contemporary Art is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition “Qin Qi.” The show will present the work of artist Qin Qi, curated by Cui Cancan,from May 27 to June 23, 2017. After more than a year of research and discussions with the artist, the curator extracted two threads from Qin Qi’s work spanning 2010 to 2017.Cui chose more than forty works centered on these themes, which will be exhibited across both Tang Contemporary Art Beijing spaces. The two parts complement and echo one another; one cannot exist without the other. This exhibition is Qin Qi’s largest and most important solo show to date.
Since Qin Qi emerged in the art world in 2002, he has created work that both negates and advances ideas and styles, forging a distinctive path for himself within a new generation of painting. He began with erotic images and allegorical narratives in early 2000, then in2004, he shifted toward pictorial experiments in painting. Later, he moved away from the event-driven and unfinished qualities of these images and engaged with a consciousness of form and structure, and developed weight, brushstrokes, and vision in his images.In 2010, Qin Qi held a large solo exhibition at the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, entitled “Chairs Can Save Lives.” The show was well-received, and it became emblematic of a new mode of painting.