In 1979 China opened her door to the world, ending an extended period of political, economic and cultural isolation. China’s subsequent rapid modernization and development has astonished us all.
The past three decades has seen a blossoming of Chinese contemporary art. Chinese artists, often inspired by their peers abroad, have launched into new arenas of visual communication to explore, exalt and critique, the contradictions and challenges of their contemporary existence.
30 Degrees presents thirty fresh and diverse artists working in a variety of mediums including oil on canvas, ink on paper, electronic media, video, photography, conceptual installation, performance and sculpture.
In addition, every Friday evening during the duration of 30 Degrees, island6 will host various events, including short film screenings, dance performances by Wu Yandan, Li Lingxi, musical happenings by Tom Lee Pettersen, Manels Favre and Zheng Yuyue; as well as discussion panels on contemporary art and the China context by local and foreign lecturers.
30 Degrees is a celebration of the energy, excitement, creativity and thoughtful introspection of China’s new generation artists inspired by an environment of accelerated flux.
The production of 30 Degrees is a dynamic collaboration between two of Shanghai’s leading independent contemporary art galleries: island6 & Studio Rouge
Artists: Cai Duobao, Thomas Charvériat, Fxbeyreuther, Chen Hangfeng, Cheng Wei, Deng Hui, Greg Girard, Guo Lizhong, Han Qing, He Yixia, Nick Hersey, Jiang Weitao, Li Lingxi, Lu Chi, Mao Yu, Zane Mellupe, Alex Ouairy, Tom Lee Pettersen, Ren Hong, Song Wei, Tan Ping, Rose Tang, Wu Yandan, Xu Zhifeng, Xue Song, Zhang Dali, Zhang Liyu, Zhang Zhaohui, Zhao Bo, Zhou Jun
Curation: George Michell with the participation of Zane Mellupe & Thomas Charvériat
Vernissage: September 6th 2009 - 8pm
Dates: September 6th 2009 – October 25th 2009
Venue: island6 Arts Center - 50 Moganshan Road, Bld #6, 2F, Shanghai