A new world is opening over apps

By Lin Qi ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-01-12 09:14:39

Lee Seung-koo, a South Korean artist based in Beijing, offers four installations-including works representing a bull terrier named Ddinggu-on his account on the Wallart app. He has introduced the app to his artist and curator friends in Seoul.

"When an exhibition concludes, it's the end. I take my works away and the connection with people is no longer there. But an app like this makes barriers of time, space and language disappear. It's like an exhibition with no end," he says.

Besides the app, Wallart also organizes offline exhibitions and activities to boost people's interest in art. It has held two art fairs in Beijing's commercial compounds recently.

It is now holding Wall Power, an art exhibition at the city's Today Art Museum. Among exhibits there, one can find works by young artists such as Geng Xue, Li Tingting and Ye Funa.

As Zhu Qingsheng, co-curator of the exhibition and a professor with Peking University, says: "The past year has seen dozens of contemporary art exhibitions. And a number of new artists have emerged along with their experimental works.

"I can think of only one reason behind this phenomenon. People have realized that they don't want to see familiar formats in an artwork. They want originality and unspeakable marvels."

If you go

10 am-6 pm, until Jan 17

Today Art Museum, 32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing.



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