Exhibition Period: 18th July – 15th August 2010
Venue: National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China
Ju Ming’s Living World Series creations will be featured at a retrospective exhibition, at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), from July 18 to August 15.
An experiential endeavour, the Living World Series, was inaugurated in the 1980s, and further inspired by the artist’s residency in New York from 1980 to 1982. The culture shock ensued paved way for this endearing, albeit quirky series of artworks. Utilising wood to carve and materialise his impressions of human nature, the Living World Series is instrumental as a mode of communication for Ju, curing both language and cultural barriers; while for collectors, they remain heartfelt interpretations of human life, capturing the nuances that determine the bond and interaction amongst individuals.
The Living World Series creations, presented in a variety of mediums, ranging from wood, bronze and stainless steel, is evident of Ju’s familiarity with various mediums, and the exploratory richness of this series. Famous exhibits from the Ju Ming Museum’s collection will be featured, including the ‘Parachute’ artworks, ‘Lining Up’, and ‘The Gentlemen’ sculptures, amongst many other creations.