The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) is pleased to present Behind the Curtain, a new exhibition of work by Liang Yuanwei, one of China’s influential names in contemporary art. The show runs simultaneously with the 57th Biennale di Venezia and is curated by Loïc Le Gall, Assistant Curator at Centre Pompidou. Liang Yuanwei represented China in the 54th Biennale di Venezia in 2011.
Visitors to Venice’s Palazzo Pisani will see a selection of Liang’s impressive oil paintings, products of her attempt to perfectly imitate the detailed textures of fabrics. The works on show also can be read in reference to questions of seriality and reproducibility which are engaged in more explicitly conceptual contemporary art. In this sense, the paintings are a digression from Liang’s original artistic intention; patterns and words are repeated to the extent they are transformed and their original meaning exhausted.
Adrian Cheng, Founder and Honorary Chairman, K11 Art Foundation, says:
“We are excited about this exhibition and working again with Liang Yuanwei, an exceptional artist whose career we have followed for some time, and whose works we have exhibited at the chi K11 art museum in Shanghai. Part of KAF’s wider initiative is to support exceptional young artists from Greater China and to encourage important intercultural dialogues across borders. For this exhibition we bring her work to the world’s most prominent art stage – in Venice over the Biennale.”