Annual exhibition programme

Annual exhibition programme

Aranya Art Center

Aranya Art Center. Photo: Ni Nan. 

December 21, 2022
Annual exhibition programme
December 21, 2022
Aranya Art Center
Aranya Gold Coast Community, Beidaihe New District

T +86 335 782 5290

Aranya Art Center is pleased to announce its 2023 exhibition programme featuring: the first solo museum exhibitions in China of Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri and Indian artist Shilpa Gupta, as well as the group exhibition The Land of Exile, co-organised by guest curators Leo Li Chen and Mijoo Park.

Gabriel Kuri’s (March to June 2023) practice employs the use of the everyday. By weaving forms forged and manipulated by his hand, along with found objects, Kuri investigates rational structures of value, function and exchange. Interested in numerical categorisation, both in economic and hierarchical structures, Kuri filters and extracts visual and linguistic value through a process of physical construction and conceptual selection, with the objective of understanding the present world.

Shilpa Gupta (July to October 2023) works across sculpture, video, installation and performance, exploring how places, people and objects are defined, and asks us to assess ideas of place and belonging. Gupta creates artworks that examine human relations, subjectivity and perception through such themes as desire, conflict, security, technology, borders and censorship. Her work is multi-faceted and often interactive, typically utilising media such as sculpture, installation, text and photography, and regularly displaying a mastery of audio and visual technologies. Considering technology as an extension of body and mind, Gupta possesses a sharp political consciousness towards the role that psychology and aesthetics of different media play in the production of fear.

The Land of Exile (October 2023 to February 2024): Mobility has never been solid; it is inherently fragile and precarious, forcing us to doubt geographic boundaries. With increased divisions of the world and mobility restrictions, we are living in a state of precarity and lingering in-between. The exhibition The Land of Exile brings the journey of the current predicament of mobility into discussion through multiple scales of community, to rethink the relations of individuality and consensus, and allows us to imagine escaping from transitional states and unpredictable timeliness. The exhibition is co-organised by guest curators Leo Li Chen and Mijoo Park.

Gallery 0
In 2023, Aranya Art Center will launch ‘Gallery 0’, a new independent exhibition space that creates a more flexible exhibition programme. In Gallery 0, Aranya Art Center will present the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Wang Yiyi, the first exhibition of Soviet-born Swedish artist Alina Chaiderov in China, and the first institutional solo exhibition of Chinese artist Wang Zhibo.

Videos by the Sea
Meanwhile, Aranya Art Center will launch a new exhibition series Videos by the Sea in collaboration with Aranya Library. The first projects in this series will feature solo exhibitions of Chinese artist Han Qian and Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Trinh Thi, which will be on view in the spring and autumn of 2023.

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Media Contact: Liangjiao Gao, gaoliangjiao [​at​] / M +86 138 1143 1757

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