Asia Art Archive hosts the Wang Youshen Archive at its Hong Kong venue.
The Wang Youshen archive is a collection of the artist's editorial works, with an emphasis on his curation of the ‘New Generation Art’ exhibition. Also present are images of his works from 1986–2010, including major works (and related articles) like "Serious Game" (1988), "Newspaper · Curtain" (1991), and his ongoing series "Washing" which began in 1994. This archive also celebrates the tenth anniversary of the resumption of the publication after the Cultural Revolution. Wang organized and curated the exhibition ‘New Generation Art’ at the Chinese History Museum in Beijing in 1991, which highlighted the differences between experimental art created in the 1980s and after 1989.
Wang Youshen's art is characterized by a focus on the influence mass media exerts on our thoughts, emotions and actions. The mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion are explored and they are determined by judgements which are never wholly stated.
The Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia. They have a composition of collection with key areas of concern known as content priorities and many of these include examining sites where art history has been written in Asia through the lens of art writing, exhibitions, and pedagogy; looking at ideas that connect us beyond national borders (complex geographies). AAA also focuses on creating teaching resources for educators, presenting regular programming and partnering with arts initiatives to critically enquire into the collection, partnering with educational institutions to use the collection.
The exhibition will be on view at Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/asia-art-archive/overview
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.