Nothing — a solo project by Yang Guangnan
2020.05.16 - 2020.06.14
Artists: Yang Guangnan
I came to realize that I see video as a flexible concept of sculpture. Many of my short video pieces are not sufficient to be shown by themselves, but once they form a bond with specific spaces, a stereoscopic object is born out of it.
—Yang Guangnan

Oscillating between the physical and the immaterial, Yang’s practice springs from the spatial mind of a sculptor and operates through a multiplicity of mediums of installation, performance, machine kinetics and video. Her art works crop, isolate moments of present experience, enlarge and graft them onto new environments to form mismatched consciousness. Though often Brutalist in appearance, her works elicit a peculiar sentimental bond to viewing.

The exhibition will be open to public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00-17:00. Visitors may scan the QRcode to obtain the lock combination of the day.

Yang Guangnan was born in 1980 in Hebei, China, she currently lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from the Sculpture Department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou with a BFA degree in 2006, and from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing with a M.A degree in sculpture. Her recent solo projects include  “Nothing” (C5CNM, Beijing 2020), “Blind Spot” (Fingerprint Gallery, Beijing 2019), “Cold Expansion” (Nanshanshe, Xian 2019), “Cleaning” (Mocube, Beijing 2016), “Dyspepsia” (Taikang Space, Beijing 2016). She has participated in exhibitions both in China and internationally, among them “InnerScapes”(Galleria Continua, Beijing, 2018),“NOW: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists (Centre for Chinese Contemparary Art, Manchester, 2017),“Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000”(Minsheng art museum, Shanghai, 2016), “Trace of Existence”(UCCA, Bejing, 2015),“Be natural·Be yourself”(FRAC, France, 2011),“Tri-Pong village:Air Taipei Open Studio”(Taipei, Taiwan, 2010), “DO IT”(The France Art Center, Melbourne, 2008) and others.