Black and white, light and dark — as basic as these contrasting ideas are, they're concepts that have formed the backbone of Chinese art for centuries. Contemporary artists are still struggling with the idea of luminescence versus the void, and the upcoming exhibition at White Rabbit, The Dark Matters, will turn this dichotomy on its head.
Expect to see a number of big names in Chinese contemporary art, including Tang Nannan, based in the Fujian Province in China, and Brooklyn-based Lin Yan. The defining characteristic of Yan's work has been described as "the way it uses elements of multiple styles to bring histories, past and present, together," and it's this manipulation of styles and media that defines The Dark Matters. It's an exhibition that endeavours to clarify the yin and yang informing Chinese art throughout time.
White Rabbit Gallery is focused on contemporary Chinese art produced after 2002, and The Dark Matters looks to celebrate one of the more prevalent themes in this realm.
Image: Huang Wen-Ying, Searching II, with viewer.