Wu Zhenhuan is a native Guangdong contemporary artist who was brought up in the late 20th century and the early 21st century, during which the Chinese enlightenment movement was severely dented while commodity economy rapidly developed. Fortunately, he was not involved so much in this cultural fad owning to his deep-rooted confidence in and love for the traditional Chinese culture. In his youth, he has created a considerable amount of poems, novels, as well as paintings and calligraphies, and that accumulation of knowledge helped him out of the temptation of the social trend as well as self-interests; therefore, his artworks are always the reflection of his genuine heart. Generally speaking, from graphic arts to installation ones, Wu Zhenhuan’s various works are always the focus of attention.
This exhibition is both academic and educative, reminding us to consider the problem of national independence in the trend of western cultural invasion. It also points out the problems art is facing nowadays: what kind of role traditional culture should play in art; how to get out of the social critical logic, and reconsider the influence of the Enlightenment on Chinese contemporary art.
Organizer: Guangzhou Redtory Art & Design Factory
Co-organizer：Beijing Tree International Art Center
The National Art
The stolen paintings space Journal
Venue: Gallery E7, E6Guangzhou Redtory Art & Design Factory
Opening party: 15:00, July 6, 2014 (Sun)
Duration: from July 6, 2014 to September 6, 2014
Lecture: 1. The Social Responsibility of Contemporary Art and Efforts on Culture Construction
2. Meteorology and Wu Zhenhuan
Time: 15:30, July 6, 2014
Place: Gallery E7, E6Guangzhou Redtory Art & Design Factory