LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
JI WENYU and ZHU WEIBING start to corporate since 2003. Over the past few decades, we have been learning deeply of the profound effects and influences caused by every single act and policy employed by the national government upon its people on this land. In our creation, therefore, it proves impossible for us to get rid of the attention and concerns with the society, the reflections on people's attitude to life as well as their psychological changes during the vicissitude of living environment. Also we have observed the cult of the pursuit of money leading to the withering and even desolation of our inner world.
We use cloth as our primary material, in the hope of soothing the wounded spirits with its built-in warmness and tenderness as well as the comfort it offers. Meanwhile, cloth is also inherently stubborn, resisting constantly the artists' composition. When filled with cottons, for example, it still follows its own nature and poses as neither cube nor sphere, defying delicate articulation and accurate representation. However, it is a material never destitute of astonishments whose discovery requires artistic sensitivity from the creators. In other words, it is precisely from its defects that the characteristics of cloth emerge as an artistic language. What we are trying to do here is to reach the other side of the path of our exploration and to release the infinite possibilities along with all its "problems".
The major exhibitions we have participated in include: Affairs Going on! Leo Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai (2019). Rescue Station, Square Gallery, Shanghai (2019). Hangzhou Triennial of fiber ART, Zhejiang art museum, Hangzhou (2019). The Kind Stranger, unart center, shanghai (2019). Extension at Sea-Shanghai Artists Joint Exhibition, China Art Museum, Shanghai (2017). Ji Wenyu & Zhu Weibing: Climbing Up The Mountain, Climbing Down The Mountain, Nuo Hotel, Beijing (2016). Scarcity & Supply, The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Art Museum, Nanjing (2016). Silk Arena, Dancing with contemporary Art, Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou (2016). Urban Touch, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany (2016). A New Dynasty - Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark (2015). Collective Thoughts Divided Worlds, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore (2014). Summer Window, Art & Public, Geneve, Switzerland (2013). FUCK OFF 2, Chinese Contemporary Art Document, Groninger Museum, Netherlands (2013). Time of the Dragon - Contemporary Art from Shanghai, Rauma Art Museum, Finland (2012). BONSAI DE LA CHINO-Exposicion de Chino de los Artistas Contemporaneos Nominado, Museum of Modern Art in Valencia, Spain (2011). JI Wenyu & ZHU Weibing: Follow! Follow! Follow!, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2011). Big Draft-Shanghai, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2010). The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6), Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Australia (2009). People Holding Flowers, JI Wenyu & ZHU Weibing, ShanghART M50, Shanghai (Legacy) (2007). 6th Shanghai Biennale, Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006).
WHO I AM
JI Wenyu & Zhuweibing start to corporate since 2003. We mainly use soft material to create artwork.
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