Between Spiritual and Material Spaces: the Photographic World of the Gao Brothers

Between Spiritual and Material Spaces: the Photographic World of the Gao Brothers

invitation

Invitation

mercredi 5 juin 2013mercredi 18 septembre 2013


London, United Kingdom

Private View
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
6-8pm

Hua Gallery is honoured to announce the exhibition of internationally recognised Chinese artists the Gao Brothers.

Between Spiritual and Material Spaces: the Photographic World of the Gao Brothers features a series of artworks created from 2000 to 2008, which focus on the relationships between the individual and the spiritual and material spaces he lives in.

Beijing-based artists the Gao Brothers have since the middle of the 1980s acquired their reputation thanks to innumerable artworks and projects of a political nature and humanitarian stance. Dissident and controversial, the Gao Brothers are some of those artists who personally experienced the events of the Cultural Revolution, by which they have been deeply affected1. Their art develops in the post-Mao era and questions the role of the individual within society, bringing to light social issues and delving into the complex nature of human beings. Leading the viewer to reflect about the notion of “social responsibility” their artistic creations also become an "allegory of human emotions" 2. Their art is not only a social commentary but it also presents itself as a manifestation of romantic spiritualism and intense human values. Their wide body of work covers a large spectrum of media, which includes photography, oil painting, installation, sculpture and performance.

Between Spiritual and Material Spaces: the Photographic World of the Gao Brothers brings together a series of artistic creations whose focal point is the relationship between the individual and his/her own spiritual and material spaces.