Boers-Li Gallery
Caochangdi No. A-8
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dal 1/8/2008 al 13/9/2008

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Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

Group Exhibition

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Boers-Li Gallery is pleased to announce a coming group exhibition in the main project space, opening on 2 August and running through 14 September. Entitled Poorism, the show will critically address discourses of spiritual and material wealth and poverty in 2008 China, including works by Liu Xiaodong, Xu Tan, Qiu Xiaofei, Liu Wei, Gong Jian, Yang Xinguang, and Zhang Liaoyuan.

As China prepares for its Olympic summer, it has projected an image of national wealth and international standing. This exhibition questions this message, casting doubt on the interplay between wealth and poverty. Indeed, this issue may be nowhere more visible than in the Beijing art world, where documentarians of rural poverty live as wealthy urbanites, where luck and talent are often at odds in the creation of art stars.

This exhibition takes the space of the gap—between rich and poor, between urban and rural, between China and the West—as a critical tool, engaging in a grounded critique of both the domestic economic structure as a whole and the art world’s interior contradictions. What is ignored, what is elided, what is forgotten, what is left behind? What is lost in this space?

Image: Liu Xiaodong, Knee Deep in Shit, 2002, Oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm

Boers-Li Gallery, founded by then-curators Pi Li and Waling Boers in 2005, occupies a large, old industrial building located in Caochangdi on the outskirts of Beijing. The gallery is split into two spaces, which show, respectively, large-scale projects and lesser-known work by young and experimental Chinese artists

The gallery program is not media-specific, and has included installation, sculpture, painting, works on paper, audio work, photography, video, film, performance, and digital art. Each year, approximately six major solo exhibitions are offered, while an equal number of smaller solo and group exhibitions are run concurrently in the gallery's showcase space.

Opening: 2 August, 16:00

Boers-Li Gallery
Caochangdi No. A-8 Beijing
Time: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

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