Exhibition — Overlaid: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (Beijing) 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Overlaid: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (Beijing) 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Duration: May 4th, 2022 - June 30th, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (Beijing)
Exhibited work: The Seven-character Poetry Collection of Small Enterprises
In 2002, the Japan-based Tokyo Gallery became the first foreign gallery of repute to establish a foothold in the 798 Art District by founding Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (Beijing). For its inaugural exhibition, Feng Boyi was invited to curate the show Beijing: Ukiyo-e, which proved to be the first contemporary art exhibition ever held in the 798 Art District. This year, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (Beijing), we have once again invited Feng Boyi to curate a show. Entitled Overlaid: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (Beijing) 20th Anniversary Exhibition, it is part of the lineup for this year’s Gallery Weekend Beijing (GWBJ 2022).
From a curatorial perspective, certain prescriptions and restrictions have been set. For the opening on May 4th, works by seven artists will be displayed initially. Among them, existing works by Xu Bing, Sui Jianguo, and artist duo Liu Sola + Yu Jie will serve as a springboard for Song Dong, Zhang Xiaotao, and Zhan Wang to base their original creations on. Then, each week from May 12th through June 8th, two artists will draw direct inspiration from the previously exhibited works, alternately creating new artworks related to those pieces as they see fit, similar to how one might play a game of solitaire. This will culminate in 17 completed artworks, which will remain on display at Tokyo Gallery + BTAP for a three-week period.
Xu Bing's The Seven-character Poetry Collection of Small Enterprises will be on display until June 30th, 2022.