[We are all wooden people, don’t say a word and do not move, let’s see who can take a firm stand]

Zhou Yi Solo Exhibition


Exhibition Period: 18th August, 2010 – 5th September, 2010 

Opening Reception:        18th August, 2010 Sunday 20:00-22:00

Venue:                  C5Art

Address:                Building F?Xiwu Street, 5 Sanlitun

Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027


From August 8 to September 9, 2010, C5Art will present [We are all wooden people, don’t say a word and do not move, let’s see who can take a firm stand] – a solo exhibition from Zhou Yi. Exhibition featuring a series of his painting, video, installation and photograph works.


Zhou Yi was born in 1972 in Beijing, and later he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1991 and lived there for 14 years. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the Cooper Union School of Art, a Master’s degree in painting from Tyler School of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He returned to China in 2005 for a teaching offer from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. For the last five years he devoted his time in meeting the demands of art education reform, introducing cross disciplinary foundation courses such as Josef Albers color study and Bauhaus inspired 3 dimensional design to a still much specialized master-apprentice education system.


Influenced by Josef Albers (1888-1976), Zhou Yi’s experimental works explore the subtle relationship between color and shape, presents a combination of systematic, orderly and concise to his audiences, his perceptual intention reflects in his rational geometric works. Furthermore, his works seemed inextricably connected to game – a “game” which is serious and knowledge-based, after all, John Huizinga once said in his book Playing Man: The notion of play is a distinct and highly important factor in the world’s life and doings.       


Zhou Yi’s Work can not be simply described by a concept of certain genre, but just imagine: what if Ludwig Wittgenstein was an artist, and what will his artwork looks like?   



If you would like additional info regarding the exhibition, please contact us.


Contact:  Orchid Zhou

Phone:    +86 10 64603950
Fax:       +86 10 64603951
Web:              www.C5Art.com

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