Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
Caspar David Friedrich
Oil-on-canvas
1818
Ulysses
Giacomo Manzù
Pencil on paper
1988
"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. "
―Morpheus to Neo, Matrix

Welcome to the age of blue, a reality that is user-friendly, efficient and intertwined in social networks. Our story will unfold through a Blue Trilogy, the first part is The Grand Voyage, we will go on a 86 days cross-ocean trip and bear witness to twelve prophesies. We will display art works, or to be exact, evidence as visuality of testimonies in a following exhibition.

We value the act of witnessing as fundamental mechanism of naming which bounds words-things together and inscripts on how we perceive events and substances. This tricky act can indicate at the same time what one knows AND claims to know, however, there will always be privileged/ legitimate witnesses writing down history and knowledge. Therefore, we value the hesitating moment of gag even more, when one loosens up sensible certainties, it is a long lost foreignness that we need to reclaim from the dried-up ancient myth and adventurous novels, the promises of new worlds, the dividings and disputes of political regime, the network of global logistic routes, the pixels of Google Map and Discovery Channel.

When Theo Angelopoulos was discussing a new script with Tonino Guerra, a present arrived from Giacomo Manzù's daughter: a sculpture of Ulysses's head. Angelopoulos read from the letter that her father's "last wish was to find a way of sculpting Ulysses' gaze because he believed this gaze contained the whole human experience." This vovage will also be a search for vanished gazes, solitary figures who reached out to tangible infinity; tracing the sensory experience and sudden disappearance of Bas Jan Ader and Arthur Cravan, we value the moment when one gazes into the panorama of horizons and the shimmering of existential experience.

The theatrics of the journey exist in the ship itself as microcosms, we value the moment when we encounter with passengers who will become potential actors or participants in a sequence of narrative events. We quest for a reinvention of narrative forms through the accumulation of traveling time and its presence in exhibition space in which the fusion of myths, stories, documents, miracles, evidences will keep layering thus leap towards a dialog with political- economic realities and most of all, with the sensation of everyday life. We will be challenged to answer Truman's escaping voyage from reality show "Is it more real out there?" and Angelopoulos' question "Are we still sufficiently innocent and available emotionally to face a miracle and recognize it as such? "

The Grand Yoyage/2014-2015 (with @Zhang Jianling)
That Obscure Object (artist's book)/2014
Body as a Container of Faith/2014
The Last Tale: God and Net Friend/2014
There never should have been an artist named Jia Siwen/2012-2014
A study on infinity/2014
Untitled/2013
A Faceless Void/2013
A member of socialism's imagination/2012
eve R evolution/2011
Still Sweet/2011
Dirty Memories/2011
Home of Others/2011
A way of dissipating memories/2010
Typist's Death/2010
I would like to satisfy your foot fetishism in such a way, even/2010
Raining Hometown/2009