A Departure from Reality III: The Tender Truth

3 Sep - 30 Oct 2010

Date: September 3 to October 30, 2010,
Venue: Blindspot Gallery, Central

Date: September 11 to October 31, 2010,
Venue: Blindspot Annex, Wong Chuk Hang

“The Tender Truth” is the finale of the trilogy exhibition “A Departure from Reality”, the exhibition presents conceptual photography related to Magical Realism by Maleonn and Jiang Pengyi.

In Magic Realism, the artist’s creation goes beyond simple transcendence from reality through fictiveness to explore the mysterious relationships between humans, and between humans and their surroundings.

Beyond its burgeoning art scene, today’s China hovers like a castle of bizarre social situations: dramatic news coverage of the country’s current events and political issues, stories of illogical, mindless behaviour of ordinary people.  In deconstructing these illusions, Ma and Jiang stand out among other artists for their focus on the personal and subjective – they translate their real-life emotions into dreamlike landscapes and stories which reflect the experiences of those living in China today.