Yangjiang Group are a Chinese artist collective that use the medium of calligraphy as a conceptual springboard into a diverse range of installations and performances. In ‘Actions for Tomorrow’, Yangjiang Group continue their investigation into the impact of social change on people and communities by addressing the relationship between calligraphy as high culture and its everyday use; from personal catchcries to marketing slogan, hand-scrawled gambling receipts to the written rules for sports and games.
The exhibition focuses on two distinct bodies of work which will include wax-encased sculpture, kinetic elements, and a specially commissioned large-scale calligraphic mural spanning 10 metres of the gallery walls.
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Until 7 March, 2015
Das Kapital Football (still), 2009, ink on xuan paper calligraphy, action, documentation, installation (two channel video: DV widescreen anamorphic, colour, with sound, ink on xuan paper carpet)
Courtesy the artists and Vitamin Creative Space