Group Exhibition: It’s Time to Reduce the BacklogA Curated Group Exhibition
LATITUDE Gallery is pleased to present this group exhibition of work by 30 young contemporary artists. Exhibition: IT'S TIME TO REDUCE THE BACKLOG! Curated by Jingru Li and Leo Yuan, both in gallery and online, more than 20 pieces artwork selected from hundreds of applications will be on view till 14th of March, 2021.
documented via video
Square Deception, 2020
Framed printed paper
She is lost control, 2020
Mix media Installation
Fugue 赋格, 2020
400 discarded objects, 2020
Dinner Is Ready, 2020
Video with sound
Heart Signal, 2020
Longing Extinction, 2020
Under Water, 2020
The idea for this exhibition originated from Latitude’s wish to provide a platform for those who had continued to work and create art in an unusual and trying time. The works exhibited are selected from an open call which received more than a hundred submissions. The selection reflected the curatorial team’s aim to survey the landscape of contemporary art made by young, emerging artists, whose practices take on a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, performance and textiles.
Not only conversant in a multitude of artistic vocabularies, the artists presented are also well immersed in a variety of cultural influences. The majority of artists in the show received their art education partially or entirely in the US while also having a cultural background in Asian countries. As such, the works selected draw on both Western and Eastern artistic practices and philosophical traditions, and comment on issues both local and transnational.
Building on an expansive network of diasporic Asian artists, this exhibition, as well as Latitude Gallery as a project, operates at the intersection of various cultural influences.
The recent events in America and on the global stage prompted a renewed feeling of importance in negotiating a sense of identity, which might not necessarily be the subject of the works exhibited, but is reflected in their fluid aesthetic sensibilities and hybrid conceptual strategies.