有点意思  That's Quite Something

Tabula Rasa Gallery × 广州画廊 Canton Gallery

萧涵秋  Xiao Hanqiu

钟云舒  Tant Zhong

开幕  Opening

2018.11.24 (周六 SAT)  15:30

展期  Duration

2018.11.24 - 2019.1.6

地址  Address

广州市海珠区泉塘路38号十号楼B幢101 广州画廊

B101, building No.10, Quantang Rd. No.38, Haizhu Dist., Guangzhou, China

由Tabula Rasa 画廊发起,“空间交换计划”联合不同城市的画廊进行“空间占领”,交换各自的展览内容,旨在推进不同城市艺术机构跨区域合作,鼓励艺术家互动交流。

Tabula Rasa 画廊已于今年5月联合广州画廊于北京呈现“陈拍岸、黃永生、伍思波三人展”,广州画廊也将于11月24日至1月6日联合Tabula Rasa 画廊共同呈现艺术家萧涵秋、钟云舒双人展:有点意思,展览将集中展示两位艺术家近期的创作。


Initiated by Tabula Rasa Gallery, the Space Exchange Project aims to promote cross-regional collaboration between art institutions in different parts of China and to encourage communication between artists through "gallery occupations" that regularly swap exhibition contents between different galleries. 

Following the group exhibition "Chen Pai’an, Wong Wing Sang, Wu Sibo", a collaboration between Tabula Rasa Gallery and Canton Gallery that took place in Beijing in May, 2018, Canton Gallery will present "That's Quite Something" (November 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), an exhibition of the latest works by artists Xiao Hanqiu and Tant Zhong. 

During the process of creation, Xiao Hanqiu often feels as though she has lost her physical vision: instead, her deep emotional connection to people, objects and events become her eyes, and her imagination of the frames of things encourages her to keep perfecting the art of "perception" and to become one with her surroundings through the dissolution of her own "existence". On the other hand, Tant combines different media and materials in her work and manages to construct a subtle, seamless extension within a limited space by "controlling" the natural tempo of everyday objects. She attempts to balance different forces and stores this intention briefly in the folds of time. Xiao and Tant's works have both left tangible trails on the coordinate plane of space and time; with traceable outlines, their creative practices coincide and become "quite something". 

Translated by Wei Ran

关于艺术家  About Artist

萧涵秋,1986年出生于北京。现工作生活在北京。2011年研究生毕业于英国切尔西艺术与设计学院。萧涵秋的创作像是把“一刻的情绪”放到“漫长的时间线里”去,通过这种震颤来探测一种相对于她个体的其他对象的“存在”,以它为线索去勾勒一个“形、象”。2016年9月在Tabula Rasa画廊首次举办个展“自画像”,2018年11月在Tabula Rasa画廊举办第二次个展“蛇绣出谎言”。群展包括:2018年3月参加应空间群展“去碑营Ⅱ”;2016年10月参加Leap艺术界在巴黎Asia Now艺术博览会举办的展览“天真的与忧伤的小说家”。


Xiao Hanqiu (b.1986, Beijing) received her master degree from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK in 2011. Xiao Hanqiu’s work puts individual moments of emotion in the context of "a prolonged timeline"; through the resonance generated in this process, the artist hopes to investigate the existence of other beings in relation to herself in order to paint its "form" and "image". Her recent solo exhibitions include, Self-portrait, Tabula Rasa gallery, Beijing, China (2016) and Skating through the gallery with tricksy snakesTabula Rasa gallery, Beijing, China (2018) ; From 2009 to 2014, Xiao Hanqiu also participated in several group exhibitions in China and overseas, such as Steles, Ying Space, Beijing, China (2018); Le romancier naïf et le romanciersentimental, Asia Now, Paris, France (2016);

Tant Zhong's works are hard to classify, fluctuating between raw formalism and comic whimsy. Mass produced objects are elevated into sensual arrangements that shelter unexpected jokes. Often her works lack definitive boundaries, spilling into each other and absorbing space, leaking their worldview out of the gallery and into the wider world. Implicit in the works is a challenge that all things can be seen formally and elevated to the realm of aesthetics, never forgetting the absurdity of such a task.