The creator smashed the country, and the "Reverberation of the System" passed through twenty years. Part 1.

2 October 2019
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On September 28th, "The Reverberation of the System - Sui Jianguo 1997-2019" was held at the Beijing Minsheng Modern Art Museum. After nearly 20 years of combing, the time exceeded the 2018 model held by the sculptor in Shenzhen OCAT. Sui Jianguo 2008-2018" exhibition, a total of more than 200 works, including sculptures, behaviors, installations, images and manuscripts, documentaries, documentary records and other media and forms, in the form of retrospectives with four exhibition areas comprehensive Three-dimensional display of the history and artistic exploration of the last 20 years since Sui Jianguo's 1997. Therefore, it is regarded as its "largest solo exhibition of artistic career". As one of the most influential sculpture artists on the international stage, how does this exhibition bring about different countries?

Sui Jianguo told the Chinese version of Art News: "OCAT's exhibition is a combing of the creations of the last decade. If you directly move the OCAT exhibition, it is of little significance and no passion. So I will retrospectively show the Minsheng Art Museum. The time node has been placed in the last two decades, and I have sorted it out bit by bit." Sui Jianguo, a sculptor born in Qingdao, Shandong Province in 1956, has been teaching since 1989, after receiving a master's degree in sculpture from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Sui Jianguo is hailed as “the earliest and farthest Chinese sculptor in the direction of conceptualism.” In more than 30 years of artistic practice, he has unique ideas in terms of creative concepts, forms of works, choice of media, and methods of treatment. Understanding.

“Zhongshan Suit” has become one of the most representative works in contemporary art; “The Study of Clothing Patterns” was invited to be exhibited at the British Museum (2012); The Portrait of the Blind has stood on the campus of the University of Frankfurt (2013). The work was also invited by the New York Public Art Fund to be exhibited at the Central Park Doris Friedman Square (2014-2015); the work was invited to participate in the Centennial Exhibition of Rodin's Death in the Grand Palais (2017) The highly recognizable "Made in China" series "Jurassic Age" has long been on display at the UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and the Today Art Museum... in New York's Central Park, Sydney Beach, in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, etc. In the public space of the big cities, you can see the sculptures of Sui Jianguo.

Cui Cancan, the curator of the exhibition, introduced that on the first floor of the exhibition, the first floor of the Minsheng Art Museum presents the works of Sui Jianguo from 1997 to 2009 in six units; the second floor focuses on works from 2008 to 2019; the third floor The viewing area, the reading area, the literature area, and the interactive area observe the artist's lifestyle, philosophy and his creative environment from the perspective of “non-art works” and present “the work becomes an important background of the work”.

In 1997, Sui Jianguo created the iconic "clothing" in the history of Chinese contemporary art. He used the language of French classicalism and Soviet-style realism teaching and used the "Zhongshan suit" as a periodical feature. Image, deconstructing the classics with postmodern methods. Entering the exhibition hall on the first floor, the two works "Jesus" and "Marx" lead to the reflection and deconstruction of the system of classicism, realistic sculpture, and Soviet realism. They are given a colorful and diverse color, "Made", "Made in China" "Dragon and Dinosaur" reflects Sui Jianguo's response to the prevalence of globalization and consumerism; after 2006, his works "Da Tiyu", "Changsha's Sand", "The Tension of Movement" and other works were completed in the period of conceptualism of Sui Jianguo. Conceptual art opened a path that was completely different from the past and became a turning point in his artistic creation. During this period, there were various expressions of behavior, installation, video, action painting and so on. They are given a colorful and diverse color, "Made", "Made in China" "Dragon and Dinosaur" reflects Sui Jianguo's response to the prevalence of globalization and consumerism; after 2006, his works "Da Tiyu", "Changsha's Sand", "The Tension of Movement" and other works were completed in the period of conceptualism of Sui Jianguo. Conceptual art opened a path that was completely different from the past and became a turning point in his artistic creation. During this period, there were various expressions of behavior, installation, video, action painting and so on.

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