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Tabula Rasa Gallery 画廊
2018.09.01 Sat - 2018.09.09 Sun
Opening Exhibition
北京朝阳区798艺术区706北三街 706 North 3rd Street, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiu Xian Qiao Rd, Chao Yang District, Beijing, P.R.China. 100015
+86 (105762 6353
Opening Hours
周二-周日10:30am - 6pm
Tuesday-Sunday 10:30am - 6pm
Monday Closed
Sammi Liu

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Graffiti Exhibition
Tabula Rasa Gallery
[Press Release]

Tabula Rasa Gallery is pleased to present group exhibition: Aberrant Decoding on September 1, 2018. Participated artists are EXAS, Filippo Cardella, Nathan Zhou, and ZEIT. The exhibition will continue until September 9, 2018.

The title of the exhibition Aberrant Decoding is taken from a semiotic category that describes the different levels of misinterpretation of a message by the receiver. A concealed deciphering may be a completely failed communication, but may also evoke new terms and new visual features. The artists attempt to grasp the futuristic visual language through graffiti, which was born between subcultures and underground movements, it leads to the extension of people’s awareness of ideology and culture.

When the public encounters graffiti, graffiti does not directly talk to the public. It turns into a code that needs to be deciphered, and becomes an opportunity to free artists and audiences from the structural limits of the language. Tools Filippo Cardella creates for studying today’s habitats, Nathan Zhou’s intuitive painting language, ZEIT’s unique Chinese creation system, and the repeatability of certain specific visual elements in EXAS’s works all show their attitude towards urban art. Based on their consensus on art in the city, the exhibition is now a brand-new sequence, and hopefully it will be a recreation.

As an art movement, graffiti has kept developing over the past 50 years. During this period, it has formed a more complete intertextuality with other subcultures, and mystery has always been the core of graffiti. Based on the creative thinking formed by the viewer after seeing the whole production process, the information behind the work is insightful. This exhibition restores this process, the exhibition hall is arranged as a palace with dense symbols, the central wall was knocked down, and recombined as an incarnation of the secret passage.

On the opening day, these mysterious artists will continue their creation of graffiti in the venue, audiences are welcomed to guess artists’ other identities in the urban graffiti. We are not only laying out various motion sensing games all around the hall, but also inviting DJs to do live performances, we wish all audiences to enjoy the art, music and game on a perfect weekend evening.