The theme of this exhibition is straightforward, despite its suggestion of obscurity. Its title, the Unseen, a simple term with easy access, is a point of departure for a vast range of possible meanings that touch on the complexity of ways of seeing, blindness and envisaging, especially with respect to visual art. The Unseen, focusing our attention on the invisible, or even the uncertainties of their existence, by no means precludes the visible. In Chinese, it can be translated as jian suo wei jian, literally, ‘to see the unseen’. The Unseen refers to the limitations of our sensory organs, the narrow confines of human perception on the one hand; on the other, paradoxically, it gives rise to observations that transcend familiar experience.
Exhibition Date: September 28th to December 16th, 2012
Among the artists: Kan Xuan, Jiang Zhi, MadeIn, Liu Wei, He An, Li Wei, Sui Jianguo, Shen Shaomin, TOF, Guest, Miao Xiaochun, Zhang Dali, Wang Yuyang, Zheng Guogu, Colin CHINNERY（UK), Dan FLANVIN (USA), Francois MORELLET (France), Ann Veronica JANSSENS (Belgium), Giuseppe PENONE (Italy), John CAGE (USA), Angie ATMADJAJA (Indonesia), Kristoffer MYSKIA (Norway), Lutz and Guggisberg (Switzerland), The Propeller Group (Vietnam), Dayanita SINGH (India), On KAWARA (Japan)
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