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contemporary Chinese art
Some Place Else
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, January 2010
"Some Place Else" was a group exhibition of several Chinese artists (Yu Hang, Yang Yongliang, Hang Bin, Zhang Wei, and Zhang Xianyong) who explored the realm of a dream state despite the harsh realities of a new China's economic, cultural and political shifts. With the successful 2008 Olympic Games behind, China achieved the unachievable. China raced against time to prove to the world that it too is a modern country. But the transformation had its price. These artists living in Beijing and Shanghai presented work that hinted at what has been left behind: a landscape, a city and a society in turmoil. This was the first introduction of contemporary Chinese art in Sacramento.
Some Place Else
LIMN gallery, San Francisco September 2009
“Some Place Else” was a group exhibition of four Chinese photographers, Zhang Xianyong, Yu Hang, Han Bing & Yang Yongliang who explore the realm of a dream state despite the harsh realities of a new China’s economic, cultural and political shifts. All four photographers work and live in Beijing and Shanghai.
Landscape in Transit
LIMN gallery, San Francisco April 2009
With the 2008 Olympics as a deadline, China achieved the unachievable. China raced against time to prove to the world that it too, is a modern country. But the transformation had its price. Three artists living in China - Han Bing, Yang Yongliang and Zhang Wei present work that hints at what has been left behind: a landscape, a city, and a society in turmoil.
LIMN gallery, San Francisco September 2008
Yang Yongliang is a young artist from Shanghai who studied traditional Chinese art such as shui mo painting and calligraphy from his early age. Yang Yongliang cleverly chose to recreate "Cun", the main representation of Chinese Shanshui paintings by using a camera, the contemporary visual device to express his creativity for the subjects he is concerned with. He combined the traditional Chinese paintings with the modern Shanghai city life and the details reveal current urban culture. The scenes of construction sites have been arranged to fit into the traditional Chinese paintings' composition.