WALLS ALL AROUND
21-27th June 2021, Fusion
A group show brings across 7 practising Asian Artists. Curated by Yage Guo.
Discussing the transformation of art making and individual thinking during the lockdown time. Workshops and live talks took place in the first four days, for artists to share and discuss their working process.
Artists: Yage Guo, Li Hei Di, Yunju Tsai, Bo Sun, Ruoru Mou, Yifan He, Wenxuan Wang
19th February 2020, Internal show at the Slade School
A collaboration show by Yage Guo and Aaron Roth. Using an overloaded Salon display to explore two different artists unique approach towards car as expressive and metaphorical subject.
28-29th November 2019, Asylum Chapel
A group show featuring 11 artists. Curated by Yage Guo and Heidi Li.
We fell in love with the space. We dreamed to create works that are as beautiful as the space, like anxious parents dying to make babies in a beautiful home. We realized the space is beautiful yet difficult as we ran through practical obstacles in terms of lighting and installation. To preserve the architectural skin of this ancient beauty, our images walked out of the walls and stood by themselves. The sigh of pursuing beauty/love/desires is melon cauli.
There is no white walls, no light, little contemporary atmosphere. The chapel has its own identity and power of existence, it witnessed the time pass through, lives come and go, loves bloom and fade. When we stepped in here we felt like escaping from the contemporary reality to an unknown land. Escaping from the calculative atmosphere of contemporary art, we look for works that are emotional & raw. Works that are not rationally conveying a message but expressing a feeling, a desire or a sentiment, almost the teenage dream-like feeling of having a crush. We tried to fight against the manipulated impressions of what art show should look like, and what is worthy to be talked about. We stand here to embrace our honesty and passion.
The process of curation is constantly looking into everyone’s work, almost like an adventure to dig out the deep down romantic contents underneath the artworks. And to curate is like creating a conversation among all these individuals. We hope you could hear our “melon cauli” confessions.
Artists: Yage Guo, Li Hei Di, Erin Alles, Yoongeon Lee, Tarzan Kingofthejungle, Pol Wah Tse, Nooka Shepherd, Kalman Pool, Bo Sun, Bishwadhan Rai, Arthur Kibet, Adam Gabriel Wikinson