This exhibition brings together artworks of eight emerging artists-Guo Hongwei, Wen Yipei, Jiang Pengyi, Shen Han, Guan Jun, Xu Qu, Hu Weiyi and Wang Mai, whose mediums range from oil painting, photography, installation and video. “World History” is about the history of the world, but world history in the true sense only emerged after the Age of Discovery, which was accompanied by the global colonization and expansion of European capitalism. From a certain perspective, world history is also a narrative of modernity. As a system of knowledge or an everyday idea, capitalism is a logical discourse that interacts with us (at least those of us in China) over a period of time and is inevitably projected onto our contemporary art.
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