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As part of ‘Solo Projects’, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute is pleased to present Shi Jinsong’s solo exhibition The Brick Smashed Wang Jianguo’s Head on ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair after his last show Fire His Breath, Jade His Bones.
Smash: as a verb-complement phrase with imagining elements of status, in Chinese it’s made of verb and complement.
Brick: one of the fundamental constructional materials, it can be seen everywhere nowadays in China. As it appears everywhere, it is the common weapon of the street fighting. Besides, it has becomes one of the popular internet language. So "smacking bricks" means to oppose and suppress different views.
Wang Jianguo: It used to be the most common name during some period in China, implying some universal ethical principle orientation. Here it is the name of a cat.
I miss ink brush paintings. I can understand the need of contemporary Chinese artists to explore western way of making art. I hope after the learning of western art is done, future Chinese artists will rediscover the amazing potential of simple brush and ink, and make it great again.
I would be interested to expose my works in China I desire explanations on the real possibilities. visit:
www.beppedevoti.com. and http://www.artreview.com/photo/album/listForOwner