Organised in conjunction with 'Dissociation: 2011 Art Changsha', 'Disappearance of Rhetoric' features Wang Guangle's acrylic series in 2010 - Coffin Paint. Inspired by his grandfather's practice of repainting the coffin over years, the artist intends to translates the process into a purely abstract narrative by repeated brushwork in monochrome, adding a sense of time on it by leaving the edges of each layers of paint intact.

Presenting multiple solo exhibitions simultaneously at Hunan Provincial Museum, September to October 2011, 'Dissociation: 2011 Art Changsha' brings together works by ten artists from multiple discipline, different generations and contexts, offering a constellation of ideas, touching on issues such as local tradition, mass culture, body, personal memory and many others, to provide a comprehensive picture of the Chinese contemporary art scene with the least restrictions. 'Art Changsha' reaches its 3rd anniversary since 2007.

Includes essay and a dialogue between He Guiyan and Wang Guangle. With artist's biography.

Other catalogues from 'Dissociation' are also available in the archive:

Dissociation | Mao Xuhui: The Eternity in Reflection (MON.MXH)
Dissociation | Zhang Xiaogang: Superimposed Vision and Hidden Dimension (MON.ZXG
Dissociation | Zhan Wang: Sonorous Zeroing Confronting and Moderate (MON.ZHW2
Dissociation | Chen Wenbo: An Aesthetic Micropolitics (MON.CWB
Dissociation | Ma Liuming: Gender Performativity and Bio-politics (MON.MLM
Dissociation | Zhao Nengzhi: The Real Sense (MON.ZNZ
Dissociation | Duan Jianyu: Apotheosis of Imagination (MON.DJY)
Dissociation | Chen Wei: The Story of Boxes (MON.CHW9)
Dissociation | Ma Qiusha: The Boundary (MON.MQS)
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jie li cong shu | wang guang le: xiu ci de xiao shi

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artist monograph, 


Chapter headings
Featured Research: Disappearance of Rhetoric/ 專題研究:修辭的消逝 - HE Guiyan, 何桂彥
Artist's Words/ 藝術家自述 - WANG Guangle, 王光樂
Dissociation | Wang Guangle: Disappearance of Rhetoric
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Dissociation | Wang Guangle: Disappearance of Rhetoric, 解離叢書|王光樂:修辭的消逝

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