ShanghART Beijing is pleased to present CHEN Xiaoyun's solo exhibition Arrival, showing the artist's most recent paintings that feature one single object—octopus. The exhibition runs from 3 November to 18 December, 2018.
The 'arrival' hypothesis is a sacred moment about future, which contains our fear or joy of the unknowable. As the starting and finishing point of all anxieties and chaos, and also the Holy Spirit or devil, it dominates our imagination of reality and the past. It is a pessimism or optimism about future; it relates to fate, three games within the time frame—life, death and immortality, as well as conflict and banter. The fallen soul and the numb body look forward to a one-off carnival. In stains and broken illusions, the future is a being without shape, which constantly arrives from different directions.
Press release courtesy ShanghART.