PULL LEFT_Not Always Right

Emerging Artists in Contemporary China

PULL LEFT draws together works by a selection of young contemporary Chinese artists. The works represent the views of artists under the age of 40 who are shaping and defining the future of art in what is becoming one of the most important contemporary art markets in the world. Organized by Taikang Space, a leading non-profit contemporary art center in Beijing, PULL LEFT explores a wide range of issues with a degree of freedom from the economic demands that shape the nature of exhibitions at commercial galleries and the ideological pressures that frequently shape decisions at the nation’s official museums. PULL LEFT highlights the work of young Chinese artists who are engaging in personal and conceptual projects that respond to a global environment. Includes work by Cai Dongdong, Gao Weigang, Wang Sishun, Ma Qiusha, Liu Xinyi, Qiu Xiaofei, Su Wenxiang, Xie Molin, Yan Bing, Yang Xinguang, Zhang Shujian, and Zhao Zhao.

Tang Xin, curator of Taikang Space, organized PULL LEFT with her colleagues Su Wenxiang and Xu Chongbao, and Li Chao, from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. In selecting this pool of works, they drew upon three decades of experience in China’s emerging contemporary art world. The twelve works on display at The Trout Gallery are among twenty-nine that comprise PULL LEFT. The balance of the works are on exhibition at the Harrisburg Area Community College, which joins The Trout Gallery as co-host for this venue of the exhibition. 

TAIKANG SPACE is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition site and program (2003) established in the Caochangdi Art District by the Public Welfare Establishment Office of Taikang Life Insurance Company, Ltd. (Beijing). It collects, exhibits, and researches work by established post-war and emerging contemporary artists in China.

This touring exhibition is curated by Tang Xin at Taikang Space (Beijing).

A companion exhibition of PULL LEFT will be on display concurrently at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg Area Community College.