MIXED GENE CURATED BY KANG HAOXIAN


The participating artists work outside of the typical narratives of marginalised identities in an international setting. They are extremely dedicated to the depiction of ideas and emotion in their works. They rebel against the status quo, pushing against the limits of imagination, aesthetic, and skill in a world where art has become increasingly mass-produced and replicated. In Chinese communities, a dominant gene has been the ability for integration and congregation, and we have an immense ability to portray all that we feel
and capture. This portrayal is not a one-off repetition of ideas, but the extraction and consolidation of previous visual experiences, feeding off of and giving birth to new and more diverse forms of artistic dimensions. Rather than to say that they had chosen art as their medium of expression, it may be more accurate to say that art has chosen a host in them—perhaps precisely because of this mixing of genes.