Sunday, July 4, 2010

UNMASK was established in Beijing in 2001 and is made up of the following 3 artists:

Liu Zhan, Born in Henan Luo Yang, China, 1976
Kuang Jun, Born in Jiangxi Ping Xiang, China, 1978
Tan Tian Wei, Born in Hunan Changde, China, 1976

All three graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, in 2002
UNMASK is a prime example of artists who are primarily interested in creating a genuine philosophy of art, in proposing new ideas and visions, rather than simply replicating the status quo. In their current works, UNMASK play on people’s perceptions of normality. We are programmed by the “norms” of everyday life to expect certain things. Therefore, when UNMASK present us with mere fragments of sculptures, our minds alter these “abnormal” images into ones with which we are more familiar, effectively filling in the blanks. UNMASK leaves it to our own preconceptions to change their works within our minds, forming images which we find “acceptable

Selected Exhibitions
2009 “UNMASK 2009”, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2008 “Waiting in the Wings”, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
Art Basel, Switzerland
“Facing Reality”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
“China design now”, V&A Museum, London
“A Vista of Perspective”, The Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
2007 “CHINA, Facing Reality”, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
“Fragmentation”, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing
“UNMASK”, Sun Contemporary, South Korea
“UNMASK”, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Taipei
EXIT Festival, NOM Maison des Arts de Créteil, French
VIA Festival, Manège Maubeuge, French
2006 International Exhibition-CHINA GATE, Arko Art Center of Arts
Council Korea, Korea
“UNMASK’s 2002-2006”, Dimensions Art Center, Beijing, China
Japanimation BTAP Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
“Circle Both Ends”, Shenzhen, China
2005 “Plato and Its Seven Spirits”, Beijing/Shenzhen, China
“Making A New Relationship- The Art Ethics”, Dimensions Art Center, Beijing, China
“The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art”, Nanjing, China
“Get It Louder”, Shenzhen/Shanghai/Beijing, China
“Mc1”: Montpellier Chinese Contemporary Art Biennale, Montpellier, France
“Shanghai is Cool”, Duolun Museum Shanghai of China
2004 “Democracy Forever”, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York
“Shanghai Sail”, Shanghai China, Advance Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Design by China, Made in France”, Espace Ricard, Paris, France
2003 “Remaking 798:Reverberation”, Beijing, China
2002 Awarded First Prize, Graduating Students Exhibition of the Central
Academy of Fine Arts China, Beijing, China

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