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Wei Jia: The Infallible Interior: Notes for Tomorrow III

Wei Jia‘s four calligraphy collage works created in Februrary 2020 are participating in the traveling exhibition “The Infallible Interior: Notes for Tomorrow III” at Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing. Conceived by Independent Curators International (ICI) , the show features artworks selected by 30 curators from 25 countries to reflect on the new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Wei Jia suggests: “The four works presented in this exhibition belong to one series completed in February during the pandemic last year. I focused on my past experience, and my own way to understand traditional calligraphy. The collaged pieces in the work are my imitating practices on ancient calligraphy works, including ‘The Epitaph for Zhang Heinv’ (6th century), ‘The Epitaph of Cui Jingyong’ (6th century), and Dong Qichang’s ‘Thousand Characters’ (early 17th century). The time and space between me and the ancients are reformed, and the experience of mine and the ancients’ are laid together. Calligraphy relates to time. it is non-repetitive and sensible. In my works, I try to persist with a rational way to cut the sensual traces, the viewing habits of traditional calligraphy, the textual content, and ultimately to cut the past experiences.”