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Participating Artists: Class of 2007, Experimental Art Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts


March 7 - May 2, 2009

Yuan Xiren 袁熙任 , Christmas Bun Shop 圣诞包子铺

Yuan Xiren 袁熙任 

Christmas Bun Shop 圣诞包子铺


C-print 彩色照片

23 x 33 x 3 in (59 x 83 x 7 cm)

Zhi Nannan 支楠楠 , Friend’s Face 同学的脸

Zhi Nannan 支楠楠 

Friend’s Face 同学的脸


C-print 彩色照片

27 x 33 x 4 in (68 x 83 x 9 cm)

Leng Chunyi 冷春毅, Fish Every Year, Abundance Every Year 年年有余

Leng Chunyi 冷春毅

Fish Every Year, Abundance Every Year 年年有余


Fish tank, spotlights, fish 鱼缸、摄灯、鱼

Dimensions variable 尺寸不一

Wang Su 王璛 , Forgettable 遗忘

Wang Su 王璛 

Forgettable 遗忘


Shopping trollery 手摧车

19 x 32 x 37 in (48 x 82 x 93 cm)

Zhang Xiaomin 张小敏 , Heaven 天堂

Zhang Xiaomin 张小敏 

Heaven 天堂


C-print 彩色照片

23 x 60 x 1 1/2 in (58 x 153 x 4cm)

Song Bu’er 松布尔 , Pelvis/Basin·Bone 盆·骨

Song Bu’er 松布尔 

Pelvis/Basin·Bone 盆·骨


Bone 骨

Dimensions variable 尺寸不一

Guo Hui 郭辉 , Tiger Skin 虎皮

Guo Hui 郭辉 

Tiger Skin 虎皮


Black sticky rice, sticky rice, ground corn 紫米、糯米、玉米渣

Dimensions variable 尺寸不一

Du Xiaojia 杜晓佳 , Sweet Childhood 甜蜜的童年

Du Xiaojia 杜晓佳 

Sweet Childhood 甜蜜的童年


Sweets, a set of 3 prints 糖果,一组3张

118 x 79 x 1 in (300 x 200 x 3)

Chambers Fine Art Beijing is pleased to announce the opening of HyperFood, an exhibition curated by Class of 2007, Experimental Art Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

The mission of the Experimental Art Department is to experiment with the marginal space of art in order to break from academic boundaries, to broaden the concept of art, and to re-interpret classical ideas. The supermarket represents the everyday aspects of social life. It is a major location for consumption. It provides all kinds of goods for everyday life, and people expect to find fresh, safe and cheap goods there. 

This exhibition derives from an experimental collaboration between the Experimental Art Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts and Ito Yokado Supermarket in the Wangjing area in Beijing in 2008. With a focus on food, the students started to prepare at the end of October and presented their works at the supermarket before Christmas. The success of the exhibition also led to an interesting discussion on the relationship between art development and commercial space. The innovation of the experiment lies in the transformation of a public commercial space into an alternative space of contemporary art. On the one hand the project provided a novel shopping experience, and on the other explored the possibility of interaction between art and ordinary people.

The works exhibited at Chambers Fine Art Beijing are all from the 2008 show that took place in the supermarket. The young artists from the Class of 2007 collectively presented a report, in the form of drawing, photograph, sculpture, installation and so on. Their creations offered many new ideas on food through visual forms. We hope that through showing these creations as art in the environment of a gallery, the young artists will feel inspired again just as they were when presenting them at the supermarket.






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