This publication is produced on the occasion of the exhibition 'Chen Tong in October' at Manufactura's Studio, Wuhan and various venues.

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How to make an exhibition unlike an exhibition? Since this March, manufactura’s studio, artists Xu Tan and Chen Tong have some intermittent talks about it. Chen Tong borrowed the film’s name Lenin in october and calls this exhibition about himself “Chen Tong in october”. The curator Xu Tan proved that the october in the film is Russian calendar in october, so Chen Tong in the Gregorian calendar in November is in fact in lunar calendar in october. But this is not the heart of the discussion. Requested by Xu Tan, Chen Tong should fully reflect this time the features and notions of his painting. Althougth his painting looks traditional, for Chen Tong, how does it achieve a unity with his work of contemporary culture started since the 1990s? “Nouveau Roman” “Libreria Borges” ” Guangdong express”, these things with little correlation compose exactly Chen Tong’s external image. This exhibition will show some amazing works for us to be acquainted with the relationship between an artist and his period, at the same time, to get to know ourselves, to discover the creativity inside everyone.' (from website of Manufactura's Studio)

“陳侗在十月”

怎樣做一個不像展覽的展覽?自今年三月開始,造實驗工作室、藝術家徐坦和陳侗之間斷斷續續地有過好幾次討論。陳侗模仿《列寧在十月》的片名把這個關於他自己的展覽叫做”陳侗在十月”,而擔任策展人的徐坦又證明了《列寧在十月》中的”十月”是俄曆而不是西曆。

因此,陳侗在西曆十一月就是俄曆十月。但這不是要討論的核心,更為重要的是:在徐坦的要求下,陳侗這次要充分體現他在繪畫上的特點與主張。儘管看上去它們是很傳統的,但是對於陳侗來說,它們是如何與他自1990年以來開展的當代文化工作取得統一的呢?無論是”新小說”、”博爾赫斯書店”還是”廣東快車”,這些看似關聯不大的東西恰恰構成了陳侗複雜的外部形象。這個展覽將通過一些令人吃驚的作品讓我們去認識一個藝術家與時代的關係,同時也認識我們自己,發揮我們每一個人的創造力。
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Chinese - Traditional

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2009

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反現實的時刻場景

- XU Tan, 徐坦

Chen Tong in October
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Chen Tong in October, 陳侗在十月