Yang Jiechang, Tale of the 11th day — exposition en deux volets
Yang Jiechang, Tale of the 11th day
exposition en deux volets
Past: October 20 → December 30, 2011
Following Yang Jiechang’s solo exhibition “On Ascension” at the gallery in 2008, the gallery presents a two-part exhibition by the artist entitled “Tale of the 11th day” in our two Paris spaces, left and right bank. The two-part exhibition marks our commitment to an artist whose work we have been following for over 20 years. The first opening in the Galerie Jeanne-Bucher space on the left bank will take place on Thursday 13 October and will present a selection of exceptional paintings from the 1990s including the 100 layers of Ink series. A second opening will be held on Thursday 20 October in the Galerie Jaeger Bucher’s new space on the right bank, as part of the evening organised by the galleries in the Marais during FIAC art fair and will present the artist’s latest series of works entitled Stranger than Paradise.
Entitled Stranger than Paradise, the latest series of works to be shown at the gallery, furthers the artist exploration and questioning of our global world, calling into question the notions of control and instability that rule our collective systems of life. Basing his thinking on the idea that, in a media-dominated world where life has become unreal and fictional, authenticity has become rare commodity, Yang Jiechang imagines a landscape for a return to Nature that he locates in Paradise. By calling the exhibition Tale of the 11th Day, Yang Jiechang deliberately extends the 10th day of Boccaccio’s Decameron. On this 11th day, Yang Jiechang paints a paradise for us, where all divides, whether religious, ethnic, ideological or political, have disappeared, and with them the conflicts and wars that tear societies apart.
Yang Jiechang recently had a solo show at the contemporary arts center La Criée in Rennes, France and is currently exhibiting at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice in the group show The World Belongs to You (until December 31,2012).
Opening Thursday, October 20, 2011 6 PM → 10 PM