October 9th, 2013
‘Measuring Depth of Ink Contemporary Space Ink Exhibition’ Beijing 2013
The ‘Ink-Deep-Deep-Contemporary Space Ink Exhibition·Beijing 2013’, led by the Himalayan Art Museum and organised with the support of several other art galleries, will be held at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art (Songzhuang, Beijing, China) on October 9th, 2013 at 4:30 pm. This exhibition is composed of both the Himalaya Art Museum and Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art. The coming together of the two museums is to promote the exploration, expression and spirit of ink and wash within a multi-dimensional space.
The participating artists of this ‘Ink Testing and Deepening’ exhibition are: Dai Guangyu, Ding Yi, Du Yufen, Huang Wei, Jiang Zhenggen, Ji Ping, Li Guangming, Lu Zongping, Qin Feng, Qin Chong, Qiu Zhijie, Shen Fan, Song Dong, Wei Ligang Zhang Qiushi, Zhu Jingyi, Zou Cao.
A unique phenomenon of Chinese ink art is that it is not only a media issue, but also a technical issue. It is more of an art idea and an art philosophy, than it is an issue of “ink spirit” for today.
When the spirit of ink and wash is put forward as a concept of aesthetics, it is no longer just a painting composed of water, ink and paper. It is an independent core value and theoretical judgment system.
With the advent of the digital information age, what form should the ink spirit exist in multidimensional space? Should it have a new era of content and appear with new materials and new looks? As a contemporary art, how can its language be both shared and its own cultural heritage?
‘Space Ink’ is a space-based way to uphold and promote the spirit of ink and wash, as well as the values and aesthetics of contemporary ink and wash spirit. Today, when people’s lifestyle, environment and concepts have undergone tremendous changes, the traditional ink and wash spirit has already incorporated new content and meaning in the interpretation of contemporary ink painting. Further, through the cross-border and cross-material installation methods, the spatial existence of the ink spirit is confirmed.
With the intervention of various media and the expansion of technology, the meaning of space has been extended. It is no longer just a relationship between water and ink. It is no longer just three dimensions. Space can also display the vertical and depth of multiple dimensions. The idea of the ink spirit can be extended to various fields and evolve into various multidimensional spatial forms.
As the exclusive theme platform of space ink, “Ink Depth Test” will continue to explore and study the material, space and spiritual attributes of space ink and promote the in-depth development of contemporary space ink.
This exhibition is the third stop of the ‘Ink and High School’ exhibition, all of the previous the exhibitions at the Himalaya Art Museum and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts have all received great attention.