artist / participant
Wang Yin’s paintings explore a complex set of formal and narrative relationships among a recurring group of characters and environments, often commenting on China’s intellectual and cultural history. This exhibition presents more than forty of the artist’s major works from the past four years, many of which have not yet been publicly shown. It unfolds in an architectural arrangement conceived specifically for the show that unites UCCA’s three outer galleries into a disorienting yet compelling whole. It divides into overlapping thematic sections and moves freely among the artist’s evolving temporalities and subjects: train interiors, barbers, tinkers, dancers, and painters, as well as the landscapes of China’s urban centers and bucolic peripheries.
Wang Yin (b. 1964, Shandong) is an artist living and working in Beijing. He graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 1988. Wang Yin has exhibited widely in China and abroad, including “The System of Objects” (Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2015); “Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names” (UCCA, Beijing, 2014); “Super-Organism,” CAFAM Biennale 2011 (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing); and The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2008).