China - Beijing - National Art Museum of China - The State of Things20/04/2010
May 1 - 30, 2010
The State of Things brings together works by 50 contemporary artists from China and Belgium, selected by Luc Tuymans and Ai Weiwei. The State of Things was presented in Belgium in the Centre for Fine Arts in the context of europalia.china from 18 October 2009 to 10 January 2010.
From the very start, both curators had the intention of presenting the exhibition both in Belgium and in China, in a spirit of reciprocity between the two countries, with a view to bringing about a genuine cultural exchange.
Putting together a project of this kind is far from straightforward, in part because contemporary art does not figure much in the official exhibition circuit in China, but is largely dependent on private initiatives, collectors, and gallery-owners. For the first time, the Chinese public can become acquainted with its own contemporary art in one of the country's most prestigious institutions, the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing.
België: Francis Alÿs, Carla Arocha/Stéphane Schraenen, Sven Augustijnen, Guillaume Bijl, Dirk Braeckman, Vaast Colson, Jef Cornelis, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Wim Delvoye, Danny Devos, Robert Devriendt, Patrick Everaert, Jan Fabre, Dora Garcia, Geert Goiris, Johan Grimonprez, Kati Heck, Ann Veronica Janssens, Bernd Lohaus, Ives Maes, Benoît Platéus, Boy & Erik Stappaerts, Ana Torfs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Dennis Tyfus, Jan Van Imschoot, Vanessa Van Obberghen, Jan Vercruysse, Gert Verhoeven
China: Chi Peng, Ding Yi, He Yunchang, Jing Kewen, Kan Xuan, Li Dafang, Li Zhanyang, Lin Tianmiao, Lin Yilin, Liu Wei (°1965), Liu Wei (°1972), Liu Xiaodong, Lu Qing, Shang Yang, Shi Guorui, Shi Jinsong, Sui Jianguo, Wang Luyan, Wang Xingwei, Xia Xiaowan, Xu Zhen, Yan Lei, Yang Fudong, Zheng Guogu, Zhou Xiaohu
Image: Luc Tuymans and Ai Weiwei (c) Alain Dewez