QIN JIN | Pan Yuliang: A Journey to Silence

2017.09.23 -11.19

Qin Jin participates to the group exhibition Pan Yuliang: A Journey to Silence at Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou.

Dates: September 23 – November 19, 2017 

Time: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 ( Closed on Mondays ) 

Venue: Times Rose Garden III, Huangbian North Road, Baiyun North Avenue, Guangzhou


Excerpt from the exhibition Press Release:

The social network of Pan Yuliang’s early career as a modernist artist and an art educator in the period of the Republic of China resonated with larger social-political movements at that time: from the cultural construct of “New Woman” and the New Culture Movement, to the revolution and reform launched by the Nationalist Party and early Communists and the rise of modern nationalism in China, and from the end of World War I to the Japanese Invasion in 1937. While many of her male peers and acquaintances with western educational background advocated their social, political, and cultural visions in public, and made their way into mainstream history, Pan Yuliang’s own accounts related to major decisions on changes in her life and her artistic motivation are nowhere to be found. The silent journey continued beyond her return to Paris in 1937, and she left no written commentary regarding her concept for “Quatre artistes chinoises contemporaines”, which opened in 1977 in Musée Cernuschi in Paris. For this particular exhibition, Pan Yuliang extended the solo invitation to include three other woman artists, who worked in traditional art forms and were all part of the Chinese diaspora.


Inspired by Pan Yuliang and her decision to open the 1977 exhibition to others, this May in Paris , the exhibition Pan Yuliang: A Journey to Silence invited artists Hu Yun, Huang Jing Yuan, Wang Zhibo and art historian Mia Yu to form a research group functions as a collective subjective agency. Following that in September, the second chapter at Times Museum, invites Theatre 44, Fang Lu, Qin Jin and Song Ta to join in with their new commissions arising from Pan Yuliang and responding to the exhibition. [...]

September 19, 2017