Pop-Up Teahouse Berlin: Finisage of „Fragmentation is Abstraction“ by Asiatischer Künstlerverein Berlin e.V.

Co-hosted by Asiatischer Künstlerverein Berlin e.V. and in the frame of WHAT ART CAN DO at the Pop-Up Teahouse in coop with LI Zhenhua a group of Berlin Chinese artists will organise a small collective pop-up exhibition at C*SPACE, which last for two weeks until the September 2nd.
𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
„We are a group of artists from China who have received our art education in German cities of Berlin, Kassel, Bremen, Karlsruhe, and finally all met in Berlin. We deeply love our life in Berlin. As Chinese contemporary painting artists who have lived in Berlin for a long time, our different personal and professional development experiences in Europe have contributed to OUR WAY OF understanding of contemporary art. Our long-term education and life in Germany also have a great impact on us, so that each artist’s perspective on painting is different from that of Chinese artists in China and other German artists. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and our work, but it has also reinforced our belief in the power of coming together, so we hope to have more and better channels and platforms to show our art.
In this project, we hope to display our paintings in the form of group exhibition, focusing on the current situation of Chinese contemporary artists in Berlin, and returning to the most fundamental approach in the art medium – painting and Drawing. This is the most basic thing we can do in the midst of the threat of epidemic and war. This could be as a way to break down cultural barriers and build new communities of different ethnic groups, nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
The war between Russia and Ukraine makes us realize that the world is still turbulent and full of uncertainty, which drives us to understand more urgently that people from different cultural backgrounds need more communication. As artists, our way of communication is abstract yet frank. Our works are our most honest thinking, and the exhibition is naturally our most direct communication way and appeal. Art should be simple and diverse. We are not here to convey Chinese culture, but to show the living conditions of a class of people.“
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬
– Yu Linhan 于林汉, born in Beijing, graduated from Hochschule der Künste Bremen
– Zhang Kaitong 张恺童, born in Cangzhou, Hebei. Now majoring in fine arts at Kunsthochschule Kassel
– Zhang Meng 张萌, born in Tianjin. PHD in Fine Arts at Tsinghua University Beijing,
– Shen Han 沈翰, born in Hangzhou. Graduated from Berlin University of the Arts, MA Fine Arts
– Jian Ce 简策, born in Jinan/Shandong, as associate lecturer at Art History Department, University of Graz
– Cheng Yuzheng 程昱峥, born in Suzhou, graduated from Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
Pop-Up Teahouse Berlin Salon is part of the „Pop-Up Teahouse Berlin Summer 2022“ – a transcultural project initiated by C*SPACE Berlin in 2021 with support from the Berlin Senate Chancellery within its activities to foster Berlin‘ cosmopolitan spirit. This year Pop-Up Teahouse is supported by Stiftung Mercator.


02 Sep 2022



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