Jia @ ARRATIA BEER

Jia@ArratiaBeer

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…

ARRATIA BEER
Potsdamer Strasse 87
10785 Berlin

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