Jia – The Chinese Version
Donnerstag 15. Oktober 2015, 18 – 21 Uhr
For her first solo exhibition at Arratia Beer, Jia presents text-based paintings of her series, The Chinese Version. In The Chinese Version paintings, the arrangements of characters are according to formal, not semantic, criteria. Each character therefore may retain its individual meaning, but not its function as a syntactical unit of a sentence.
This strategy invests the characters with a formal aspect to “replace” that which was mutilated by the state’s program of formal character simplification imposed for propagandistic ends…
Potsdamer Strasse 87