This exhibition, curated by Philip Tinari e Felicia Chen, assembles works by artists, Chinese and international, that speak to the state of the world this year. At a moment when the daily exigencies of sectarian radicalism, latent disease, heightened inequality, financial instability, and political reform overlay longer trajectories of technological acceleration, economic transition, geopolitical rebalance, and environmental degradation, artists offer compelling interpretations of our larger surroundings.
Some of the works presented here engage with specific histories and local conditions, while others reflect more immanent states of thinking and being, also known as ideology. Its title referring to the forecast of global news and business trends published at the beginning of each year by The Economist, this exhibition might be seen as an anthology of possible responses to the question, what might it mean to be alive in the world today?
Artists in this show: Jonathas de Andrade, Neil Beloufa, Chen Shaoxiong, Cui Jie, Aslan Gaisumov, GCC, Hu Xiangqian, Koo Jeong A, Liu Ye, Noah Sheldon and Zhang Xiao.
“The World in 2015”, group show with Jonathas de Andrade
Curated by Philip Tinari e Felicia Chen
Opening: February 7th
On view through March 22nd
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu – Chaoyang District
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