Merkur Gallery, Istanbul: Midnight Laughter

MERKUR GALLERY
IS HOSTING A SIGNIFICANT ANTHOLOGY OF CHINESE ART BETWEEN THE DATES
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NOVEMBER 11th – DECEMBER 01st 2015

The exhibition ‘’Midnight Laughter’’ which will take place in collaboration with Yashian Schauble ,the co-founder of Australia- China Art Foundation and curated by Aimee Lin, ArtReview Magazine’s Asia editor.

The works of artists, Chen Wei, Hu Weiyi, Li Qing, Ling Jian, Miao Xiaochun, Shao Yinong & Mu Chen, Zhen Jiang, which are produced from different mediums can be seen in MERKUR with the special opening of Curator Aimee Lin on October 11th at 18:00 p.m., until 01st December.

Lu Xun (1981-1936), the most sophisticated writer of twentieth century China, once described an autumn night, in which he heard the ‘midnight laughter’, a sound that was “muffled, as if not to wake those who sleep; yet all around the air resounds to this laughter.” If the autumn night could be used as a metaphor of contemporary China, a situation that features its rich history and heritage and rapid transformation to a more western model, then the artistic practices of all the artists would become the laughter that muffles and (yet) resounds all around the air. That is to say, what artists do is to use their unique voices to join the past, the present and the future, in a season when the night is longer than the day, when the light meets the dark and the two intersect with social histories and human spirit. Aimee Lin

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