2018
 
Song Kun: Sukhavati o O
Duration: September 15 – October 21, 2018
Location: Cc Foundation & Art Center
Address: Room 101, Building 15, M50 Art Zone, No.50 Moganshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai

Cc Foundation is honored to announce the opening of artist Song Kun’s latest solo exhibition Sukhavati o Oon September 15, 2018 at Cc Foundation & Art Center. 
 
As the very basis of human epistemology, the notion of animism  almost always coevolved with human civilizations. In contemporary China, heightened globalization induced by continuous technological advances has interwoven with the tradition of naturalism to form the contextual environment in which Song deepens her exploration of animism. She integrates the concept of Ksetra, or pure land, from oriental religions into her mixed-media works, which, merging painting, installation, visual imagery, and sound, usually permeate the entire exhibition space and thus present a virtual  pure landscape with multi-dimensionality and surrealism. As the third exhibition from the same series following A Thousand Kisses Deep (2012) and Asura Sukhavati (2015), Song continues her exploration of female bodies, subconscious mind, and imagination in Sukhavati o O. In recent years, she has developed her understanding of the Buddhist Ksetra as a world unimaginable by human beings to construct a series of transparent and luminescent works: Human Beings of the Spiritual World, Tidal Waves, and Animated Spiritual Beings with Organs and Exotic Molecules. Amidst the interplay between subcultural elements and visual effects of transparency, Song continues to refine her artistic idiosyncrasy. 
 
During the exhibition, the artist is also collaborate with Cc Foundation to present Pop Habitat, mini magazines, and other art derivatives. 

 
About the Artist
Song Kun
 
In 2006, the artist obtained her MFA degree in oil painting from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Her painting-based body of works also integrate live music, music video, and installations. 
 
Song’s artworks revolve around several recurring themes: stream of consciousness as narrative device and subconscious synesthesia. These are as integral to her artistic creation as demonstrative of the Chinese aesthetic tradition. She never attempts to provide a fixed set of symbols or concepts, but offers instead a unique sample in contemporary China for the question “how to approach the epistemological cognition and affective experience in our life.” Her resolution and confidence allow her paintings to connect with the languages of music, sound, and imagery and therefore gather exceptional narrative momentum.
 
Recently, Song’s artistic creation has entered a new stage, merging contemporary subcultural and religious elements in an experimental manner and expanding the oeuvre that increasingly mirrors her own individual temperament. 
 
For comments cited above, please refer to the article by Mr. Li Pi Touching Me and the Edge of the World – Song Kun’s Artistic Creation (2012).

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