Convection · Dafen International Contemporary Art Exhibition
2010.5.29 - 6.29
参展人：Cameron Gray/美国 、陈侗、Christian Jankowski/德国、 Daniel Knorr/德国、傅洁、耿乐、何云昌、金江波、梁美萍、刘庆元、Nikolaus Gansterer & Matthias Meinharter/奥地利、彭弘智、 Sascha Pohle/德国、Valio Tchenkov/德国、萧昱、徐坦、尹秀珍、曾仕猷/美国、宋冬&深圳市艺邦美术工作室
Chief: Curator Meng Yan | URBANUS Architecture & Design, Inc.
Themed Exhibition Curator: Yang Yong
Curator of “Our Dreams” Section: Teng Fei
Artists: Cameron Gray, Chen Tong, Christian Jankowski, Daniel Knorr, Fu Jie, Geng Le, He Yunchang, Jin Jiangbo, Leung Mee-Ping, Liu Qingyuan, Nikolaus Gansterer & Matthias Meinharter, Peng Hongzhi, Sascha Pohle, Valio Tchenkov, Xiao Yu, Xu Tan, Yin Xiuzhen, Zeng Shiyou, Song Dong & Shenzhen Yi Bang Arts Studio
Venue Dafen Art Museum, Dafen Village, Longgang District, Shenzhen
Organizer: Shenzhen Municipal Government
Operator: Shenzhen Municipal Commission of Urban Planning and Land Resources
Co-operator: Shenzhen Municipal Government of Longgang District
Sponsors: Artron Enterprise (Group) Limited / Shenzhen Hillock Macro Group Co., Ltd. / Shenzhen Ming Xing Industrial Development Co. Ltd.
If Shenzhen is considered as a power station for dreams, then it is also the essential fact of Dafen, as it has been the important part of the power station.
Dafen Village is a unique place. Since it is under the special circumstances of China's contemporary rapid developing economic society, such uniqueness of Dafen becomes inevitable. When "art" is being "industrialized", both the words "art" and "industrialize" are meant differently. In this very context of sociological reality, Dafen Village helps more people to wider understand art, meanwhile, art creates more developing possibilities for Dafen Village. Such contemporary significance behind Dafen Village's development, is actually the key reason that the Dafen Village Regeneration Case was selected to be the exhibiting case for Shenzhen's participating in Expo 2010 Shanghai.
Being one of the sub-venue event of Shenzhen Case Pavilion for Expo 2010 Shanghai in Dafen Village, Convection·2010 Dafen International Contemporary Art Exhibition is also known as the very first international contemporary art approach in Dafen Art Museum. In the essential part of the exhibition – convection themed art exhibiting, various types of artwork are participating and the 20 national and international artists behind the works are well known in the Art world. The more important thing is, all these artists understand Dafen Village's actual status and mode of growth. Through their different perspectives and tactile, and ways of expression, they act to demonstrate Shenzhen as the most dynamic Asian global city representing the modernism development in China, with their creation under the premise of industry characteristics driven by developed material in the globalization process. And from the cultural inclusiveness and diversity of Dafen Art
Museum towards contemporary art, it is not hard to find out the more and larger possibility of Dafen Art Museum's future, which will be effectively promoting the museum's positioning and importance in arts and cultural development in Shenzhen.
A great number of Dafen artists based in the village and gallery representatives will be present at this exhibition as well, with their high-standard artwork. Through the "In Dafen" programme, around 100 pieces of oil paintings will be displayed to reflect Dafen artists' colorfulness and the real art situation in the village. Furthermore, this programme would help the communication between village artists and "foreign" artists flows into the real "convection".
In the exhibition, there will also be an on-site group drawing event, joined by a hundred child painters from Shenzhen, together create the "History of 100 Years" led by the artist. This experience is believed to bring both participants and audiences more thinking and influence on contemporary art.
Meanwhile, a "convection·forum" will be held, that artists, architects, and graphic designers are invited to join to face the public and discuss, to further explore the developing status of Dafen Village and thinking about contemporary art.
By this exhibition, we try to discuss the unique dynamic modernized pattern and contemporary art phenomenon. We also try to let the world know a different Dafen village via such a diverse art event with high academic standards and great social significance. Just follow the artists' footsteps, starting from Shenzhen Dafen village, and get into the fantastic art journey.
We believe this exhibition will be significant and worth joining.
Chief Editor: Yang Yong
Graphic Design: Rito Communication Group