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
Dissociation | Zhang Xiaogang: Superimposed Vision and Hidden Dimension
Dissociation | Zhan Wang: Sonorous Zeroing Confronting and Moderate
Dissociation | Chen Wenbo: An Aesthetic Micropolitics
Dissociation | Ma Liuming: Gender Performativity and Bio-politics
Dissociation | Zhao Nengzhi: The Real Sense
Dissociation | Duan Jianyu: Apotheosis of Imagination
Dissociation | Chen Wei: The Story of Boxes
Dissociation | Ma Qiusha: The Boundary