WASTELANDS at OVADA (July - Aug 2015)-2Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture
and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China. The exhibition explores the idea of ‘waste’ as a result of consumption through different landscapes and materials. Ranging from the ‘aesthetic debris’ in the work of Cai Yuan’s cardboard paintings installation to Cao Fei’s film ‘Haze and Fog’, a surreal and abject portrait of an excessively self-consuming Beijing in the form of a zombie movie. Featuring established artists such as the hugely significant figure of Ai Weiwei alongside artists with long-standing practices in the UK, it engages in themes around issues of neo-liberal ideologies, consumption, development and economies of culture.

The exhibition is co-produced with the Office of Contemporary Chinese Art (OCCA) and funded by Arts Council England. With special thanks to the University of Salford and CFCCA – New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art.

Address
OVADA, 14A Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ, UK

Artists Featured
Ai Weiwei, Cai Yuan, Anthony Key, Sun Haili, Sun Yi, Cao Fei, HMFF, WESSIELING

Date
17th July – 9th August 2015

Opening Times
Thursdays – Sundays, 12-6pm

Admission Free

For more information please see: www.ovada.org.uk/wastelands/