Wu Tiao Ren Poster Exhibition
特别鸣谢 Special thanks：摩登天空 Modern Sky
开幕 Opening：2017.5.6 3:00pm
Yile Road No.51, Jinle Building Fl.3rd, Rm307, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Wu Tiao Ren is a band from Haifeng, its main members being Ren Ke, Mao Tao, Deng Boyu and Yu Dian. In July 2009, they released the first album “A Tale of Haifeng” that received several musical awards, including “the Best Folk Musician” by the Chinese Media Music Awards, “Honorary Music Award” bySouthern Weekly, etc. In May 2012, the band released their 2-CD album “Some Scenery” that has been highly complimented on and appreciated by many music critics. In the following year, they received the “Best Band” and Best Folk Musician” awards presented by the 13thChinese Media Music Awards. In 2015, Wu Tiao Ren released the album “Canton Girl” that has received several awards, among which was the 6thTaiwan Golden Music Awards. Their latest album “Dreamy Lisa Salon” met the public in Dec. 2016, and has been awarded “Folk Music Album of the Year” by Abilu Music Awards. The music of Wu Tiao Ren has always been inspired by real life conditions, current social events and folklore. They are given to diversified music styles since they are used to learning from various resources, such as local opera, Hong Kong and Taiwan pop music, folk music, western Rock ‘n’ Roll, street singers, and so on. And the band never stops thinking outside the box to explore more possibilities in their musical adventure.
Hu Zhenchao (Hu Zi) , 2012 graduated from Visual Communication Design of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, 2014 founded the "Hu Zi design studio". Cooperate with Wu Tiao Ren since 2009, in charge of designing posters, advertising video, albumn, stage visual effect, etc.
Personal website: http://cargocollective.com/hzc
“Back to Haifeng?” By riding a horse or taking a pig? Have already bought the train tickets? Why “Back to Haifeng?” Seeking for first love, nostalgia, or land without property right? Perhaps pull out the ancestor from the earth, party with him?
Posters are a form of evocation. Recently the Wu Tiao Ren “Back to Haifeng Live” cancel by some irresistible reason, but posters stay forever, guards for the non-existent, un-occurred concert.
Why Dreamy Lisa Salon? Cause Wu Tiao Ren is a condensed southern subtropical wet dream, every designer works for Wu Tiao Ren——no matter professional or amateur——don’t want to wake up from it, and become a new person in the dream.
And they all want to messing around, under the name of Wu Tiao Ren.
Text / Zhang Xiaozhou
Two years ago, Ren Ke and Mao brought in front of me their new recording to see if I could shoot a MV out of that. Eventually I decided to give them some of my edited videos so that they could take the liberty to use them to create background visual effects during live performance. I didn't get to see how this turned out until I went to their concert, and I was very much pleased because their music has brought brand-new vitality and a different interpretation to my videos. Recently, there has been some criticisms regarding their untamed spirit in music, which, accordingly, seems to gradually fade away as they’ve become successful and further away from their roots. From my perspective, their untamed musical spirit stems from their instincts, which is also the exact reason that drove them away from Haifeng and into the big wild jungle out there. I believe that all artists are confronted with the same problem, that is, how to create more challenges. Or could this whole discussion be about their being better-off than before? Fine! Good for them! Let’s go Dutch when we dine together next time.
Text / Huang Xiaopeng