Several new art exhibitions will soon arrive at Redtory, Guangzhou's unique art venue. Two solo exhibits will feature the works of an artistic couple, with visitors invited to discern the distinctive characteristics, independent styles and gender perspectives in their works. Meanwhile, Israeli artist Avital Cnaani soon will show her work – a combination of sculpting and drawing — at Redtory.
"In the Midst of Ethereality and Oblivion": Exhibition of an Artistic Couple
For the purpose of continuing the exhibition, "Falling Into A Trance" from 2014, the couple, Mok Yat-san and Man Fung-yi, will present their works "In the Midst of Ethereality and Oblivion", through two solo exhibitions at Redtory.
Mok and Man are a couple in both their personal and artistic personae, melding their lives, love and creative inspirations through their art. Mok was born in Guangzhou and grew up and was educated in Hong Kong. In recent years, he has travelled frequently by train between mainland China and Hong Kong, so audiences can constantly see in his art the theme of "train/rail." Man is keen on old costumes. She generally employs her own worn clothing and shoes to signify time, body and memory, and then turns them into what she calls the "HERitage." She likes to capture the minute moments between two polarities, contrary yet existing simultaneously.
One can sense that each has a unique perspective in their works. Yet their art also conveys a long-term correlation and dependence between them, with their creations mutually reinforcing, throughout the creative process, a collaboration of the two artists.
Opening: March 27, 4 p.m.
Date: March 27 – April 22
Venue: E7, 128 Yuancun Si Heng Rd, Tian He District
Black Birds: Solo Exhibition by Israel Artist Avital Cnaani
Avital Cnaani is a well-known Israeli artist, who has had many exhibitions internationally, including shows at the Israel Museum, the George Kolbe Museum in Berlin, the Kuandu Museum in Taiwan, the Soma Museum in Seoul, and the Harlem Studio in New York. She received her MFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and her B.ED. from Hamidrasha School of Art. She was an America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipient in 2004, 2005 and 2008. In 2009, she received the Israeli Ministry of Culture Award for Young Artists.
Cnaani describes her art work as being at the junction between sculpting and drawing. She considers her sculptures as imitating discarded living bodies, hanging limply on the wall or resting agitatedly on the floor, or, in her words, "thorny, frightening and overpowering."
The installations of Cnaani aim to raise ideological questions regarding the correlation between an object and its surroundings. For Cnaani, her art symbolizes the relationships between wild life and nature, animals and humans, the domestic and the savage.
The exhibition is organized by the Consulate General of Israel in Guangzhou and the Redtory Culture and Art Organization.
Date: March 26 – May 24
Open Hours: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Hall 2, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art | RMCA
(C1, Redtory, 128 Yuancun Si Heng Rd, TianHe District)