Commissioner: China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG)
Curator: Wu Hongliang
Artists: Chen Qi, Fei Jun, He Xiangyu, Geng Xue
The theme “Re-睿” is the response of the Chinese Pavilion to the “interesting times” that we are already participating in. “Re” is a prefix frequently used in various Western languages. It has the meaning of “back” or “backward”, adding a retrospective sense to the root word it proceeds. “睿” is a character in Chinese that has similar pronunciation, meaning wisdom. In the face of today’s new problems, we may need to gain insights from “Re” and “睿”. The curator Wu Hongliang hopes to present both virtual and real perspectives at the exhibition, and provide a path for the viewers to return to their hearts. The exhibition hall is arranged like a long three-dimensional scroll of Chinese painting. The interesting point is that you cannot view the whole scroll at once. Wandering in the exhibition hall is like unfolding the scroll, with changing views and varying experiences for the spectators to sense with their hearts.
- Geng Xue, Screenshot of The Name of Gold, Photo by Liu Dapeng