This group exhibition juxtaposes the works of Western Old Masters with those of contemporary Chinese artists to ignite a surge of conversations bringing out the best in both worlds.
The exhibition takes inspiration from the psychological "Anchoring Effect", which transforms the viewer's judgment of the value of a work into a subtle mental game. Art history creates an indisputable status for the Old Masters, through which we can clearly perceive the value of classical art. Yet in the case of contemporary art, the criteria for judgments are always fluid in which most viewers rely on certain anchors for comparative evaluation. Thus, through the utilization of the “anchoring effect”, the audience will dive into a mirror that forces viewers to rethink the criteria and methods of thinking about artworks.
The Chinese artists participating in the exhibition include Cai Chanhuang, Tianzhuo Chen, Jing Ao, Li Weiyi, Li Yang, Pu Yingwei, Tian Mu, Xu Zhen, Yu Feifei, Zhang Ji, Zhou Yilun, and Lui & Chang. The Old Masters include Albrecht Dürer, David Teniers the Younger, and Eugène Delacroix, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Jan van Goyen, Lucas Cranach the elder, Pietro Degli Ingannati, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Philips Galle.
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