Some Art Review

It has been a hectic couple of months, work, life and holidays. With the fact of lacking good contemporary art shows in Beijing just made my life even duller and uninspiring-er, the weather smoggier. I was devastated, the so far best one was still from Robert Rauschenberg in UCCA this August. For the over exposed Andy Warhol retro in M Woods, the fee was 60 RMB (8 Euroes), and when none of your friends who bothered to visit or speak nicely about it, I chose to skip.

As long as the audience has good pictures for any sort of social media, a thoughtful curating does not seem necessary. Bah.

As long as the audience has good pictures for any sort of social media, a thoughtful curating does not seem necessary. Bah.

So when I learnt CAFAM opened their biennale on my birthday (yes.), I was telling myself, finally there are some decent shows.

No.

The complicated and colourful scaffolding in the lobby is very, very boring. With numerous screens and QR code attached to the bars, showing each artist stating his/her work in the tedious process of art selecting. I always re look into my first response to pieces, just to make sure how the piece actually makes me feel, or is the senselessness is the true sense of the work. The truth is that I do not want to watch any of the video clips.

Trespassing the breathing mops

Trespassing the breathing mops

The only interesting pieces for me is the breathing mops, because I am recently doing a research on recreating a similar sensation as human-human interaction and touch for viewers by something else.