“Doctrine of New Capital”:
Works from the Huang Yu Collection (2007-2016)
Exhibition Curator: Zhu Zhu
Opening: May 22, 15:00
Time: May 22-June 12, 2016
Location: Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum (C1 East Bldg., Tianfu Software Campus/ Tianfu Boulevard, Gaoxin District/ Chengdu)
Artists on Exhibit: Chen Dongdong, Chen Fei, Chen Tianzhuo, Chen Wenbo, Dong Dawei, Duan Jianyu, Ding Yi, He An, Hao Liang, Huang Ran, Hu Weiyi, He Xiangyu, Huang Yuxing, Jian Ce, Ju Ting, Jiang Zhi, Lu Chao, Liao Guohe, Lin Ke, Li Qing, Liang Quan, Luo Quanmu, Li Shan, Lü Song, Liu Wei, Li Wenguang, Liang Yuanwei, Ma Ke, Ni Youyu, Ouyang Chun, Ju Guangci, Qian Guihua, Qin Qi, Sun Daliang, Song Kun, Shen Qin, Sun Xun, Shi Zhiying, Tao Hui, Tu Hongtao, Wang Guangle, Wang Sishun, Wang Xingwei, Wang Yi, Wang Yin, Xiang Jing, Xu Lei, Xie Nanxing, Xu Ju, Xu Wenkai, Xiao Xu, Xu Xiaoguo, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Yan Heng, Yu Ji, Yan Lei, Yang Xinguang, Yu Youhan, Zheng Guogu, Zang Kunkun, Zhang Peili, Zhou Tao, Zhao Yao, Zhao Yang
Huang Yu, a Sichuanese born 1981, is one of the most competent, professional Chinese collectors to have emerged in recent years. Beginning with ancient Buddha images and porcelain, his collection has gradually shifted towards contemporary painting, sculpture, installation and video. His work experience at Minsheng Art Museum deepened his understanding of the system and values of contemporary art in China. As a Buddhist believer and beneficiary of the collecting process, he has donated Buddha images to his home district’s locally-supported monastery; he has also established a scholarship fund for his alma mater. Among his other dreams are to establish an art museum and an art expo in Chengdu, in order to sustain and enhance a contemporary art environment in the Southwest.
This exhibition gathers 100+ works by 65 important artists, spanning various media and types. It can be seen as an encapsulation and guide to Chinese contemporary art that is underway at present. In particular, it showcases the collection’s remarkably systematic coverage of conceptual painting. The list of artists ranges from Yu Youhan and Li Shan down to Xie Xingnan and Duan Jianyu, along with even younger innovators. The curator engaged to handle this exhibition is Zhu Zhu, winner of the 2011 China Contemporary Art Award in Criticism and currently one of the most important curators rooted in the native Chinese context. By the title “New Doctrine of Capital,” he raises discussion of a consumerist context in which art creation moves toward self-determination of art capital. What is more, the exhibition will hold a coterminous summit forum for young collectors. At the same time, several hundred important personages from the Chinese art world will be invited to attend, including museum directors, gallerists, collectors, corporate figures and participating artists.