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Wang Youshen : Diplomatic Residence Compound
Solo Exhibition DRC No.12, Beijing
Date: 08.30, 2016 - 10.30, 2016

Artists: WANG Youshen 王友身

Opening :  16:00-19:00 Sunday, August 28, 2016
Duration:  August 30—October 30, 2016
Venue:    DRC No.12
          (Gate 4, Building 12, Floor 8, Suite 082, Jianguomenwai DRC, Chaoyang District, Beijing)
Contact:   drc12@cangplus.com|+86 13901189731

On August 30, DRC No.12 will host Wang Youshen’s latest experimental project Diplomatic Residence Compound. This is an experimental process work created specifically for the site. From initial installation to completion, the project will span eighty days, concluding on October 30.

The Wang Youshen solo exhibition, which shares its name with the exclusive international facility “Diplomatic Residence Compound,” is an exhibition about how artworks are exhibited, exploring the fascinating interactive channels of the “logistics network” to present and document the new possibilities for the “exhibition”, “viewing” and “participation” of artworks that arise each day. Within the “Diplomatic Residence Compound,” a place at once autonomous and non-autonomous, the artworks work within the unique contexts of “diplomacy” and “residence” to carry out a multilayered examination of art and medium, material and mind.

In the Diplomatic Residence Compound, do we have a truly autonomous space?

Wang Youshen’s artworks have played an integral role in the development of Chinese conceptual art since the 1990s. Unlike most artists, his critical stance has been consistently tied to shifts in his own role and identity, and often treats the individual experience of the viewer as an open door to the outside world. (Pi Li)
During the exhibition, DRC No.12 will release a project handbook and hold related public art discussions in the space and on social media.

Wang Youshen was born in Beijing in 1964.He resides and works in Beijing. Recent important exhibitions include: “That Has Been and May Be Again”, Para Site, Hong Kong (2016); “Art Changsha”, Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum, Changsha (2015); “China 8”, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2015); “Wang Youshen·Per Square Meter”, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2014); “Aura of Poetry”, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai (2014); “New Works 1—Keep the Modern Going: Immersion, Awaiting and Idealism”, OCAT, Shenzhen (2014); “Wang · Youshen-Wang Youshen Double Solo Exhibition”, Regis Center at the university of Minnesota & Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis,U.S.A (2013); “Media Study—Motif and Cases”, Linda Gallery, Beijing (2012); “7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale”, OCAT, Shenzhen (2012).



【DRC No.12 】

The Diplomatic Residence Compound, located on Jianguomenwai Avenue in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, was constructed in 1971 as China’s first international office and residence compound for the overseas staff of embassies, international organizations and news agencies. In the 1970s and 80s, the compound’s uniquely international status made it a cradle for early Chinese contemporary art exchange activities.

This non-profit space focuses on individual case studies of representative artists with an eye for the times of which they are a product. On the foundation of the artist’s own judgment, these case studies sift through important works and exhibitions from different periods to find threads of life experience and the formation of ideas, presenting previously unpublished artworks and documentary materials to uncover the establishment of an artist’s individual aesthetic system.

Opening receptions are not open to the public. Visits are by appointment.


Producer: Peng Xiaoyang
Curator: Ji Dawei
Art Director: Feng Xi
Assistant : Wang Fan, Wang Limin, Ge Yanhua

Gate 4, Building 12, Floor 8, Suite 082
Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Residence Compound
No. 1, Xiushui Street. Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600, China

Contact:  drc12@cangplus.com|+86 13901189731


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