Featuring Artists: Hu Liu, Wang Luyan, Wang Wei, Wu Xiaojun
An Exhibition curated by Carol Lu & Liu Ding
3rd Dec 2007 – 31st Jan 2008 (except 22nd Dec – 2nd Jan)
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Open Monday to Friday by appointment only

The Red Mansion Foundation is pleased to present our second and current exhibition at 46 Portland Place which is curated by Carole Lu and Liu Ding and includes works by Hu Liu, Wang
Luyan, Wang Wei and Wu Xiajoun. The Foundation has invited Carol Lu and Liu Ding to give the British audience an opportunity to see a very different perspective of contemporary Chinese art via this group show that will feature the work of four artists. All the artists and their works indicate a new direction of development in the practice of contemporary art in China, which is that their artistic concepts and practice depart from and evolve around some of the most fundamental aspects of art-making.

The artists that will be participating in the show are Hu Liu, Wang Luyan, Wang Wei, and Wu Xiaojun. Hu Liu works through a painstakingly slow and meticulous process of drawing in charcoal to form works with a powerful visual impact. In Wang Luyan’s work his attention to mechanical detail and the manipulation and alteration of mechanical detail changes the nature of an object radically. Having examined the exhibition space Wang Wei will create a site specific scaffolding structure which will intervene and interacts with the space. Wu Xiaojun’s work starts with a social and moral concept of conscience, which is then translated into a visual spectacle. These works are markedly distinguished from the usual genre of contemporary Chinese art, which either thrives on a certain ideological purpose or is set out to overthrow or reverse any existing art system mechanism.