CHEN ZHEN, DU ZHENJUN, HUANG YONG PING, JIANG DAHAI, RU XIAO FAN, SHEN YUAN, WANG DU, AN XIAOTONG, YAN PEI-MING, YANG JIECHANG
Curators : Hou Hanru, Évelyne Jouanno, Isabelle Renard
The exhibition J’ai une famille, 10 artistes de l’avant-garde chinoise installés en France presents the works of contemporary artists of Chinese origin who settled in France between 1980 and 1990, at a time when China’s policy of reform and opening-up and the end of the Cold War were shaping a new world order. While their works reflect the diversity of their migration paths and their reactions to a changing world, these artists forged a network of friendships in France, sharing similar experiences and destinies in the face of isolation, adversity and sometimes racism. Their stories are singular, but the cultural and artistic convictions that drove them into exile, their common paths and the relationships they forged, evoke a family. The exhibition traces the careers of these artists over more than 30 years, brought together by Hou Hanru and Evelyne Jouanno: Yan Pei-Ming, Ru Xiao Fan, Chen Zhen, Jiang Dahai, Huang Yong Ping, Yang Jiechang, Shen Yuan, Wang Du, Du Zhenjun and An Xiaotong (names listed by date of arrival in France).
Through their aesthetic itinerary and their life in diaspora, these artists have made a significant contribution to the transformation of the French and international contemporary art scene.
Palais de la Porte Dorée