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Platform China Contemporary Art Institute
2017.06.16 Fri - 2017.07.22 Sat
Opening Exhibition
D07 Main 2nd Street,798 Art District,No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road ,Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
+86 (10) 6432 0091
Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
Chen Haitao and Sun Ning

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Wang Enlai solo exhibition “Temporary Relation”
[Press Release]

Platform China is honored to announce the inaugural solo exhibition of Wang Enlai, featuring the newest installation works of the artist. The exhibition will be on view from 16, June to 22, July.

“What I care about is, instead of the symbolic meaning of the materials, the inner logic of the physical characteristics of the materials which can isolate the materials from the original functional context and generate a new relationship in the materials within their mutual interaction.” said Wang Enlai.


Most of Wang Enlai’s creation materials are ready-made things. Ready-made thing inherently bears symbolic meaning. Nevertheless, works of the artist weakened the symbolic meaning of the material, while focused on the physical characteristics of the essence of the material. The ready-made things in his works are paired up into paradoxical perfect matches. This kind of perfect match represents a constructional temporary relation. On the other hand, the physical characteristics endow the works with a tendency of collapsing which will finally make this ideological temporary relation realized. In this exhibition, fan, tire, glass, bulb…these ready-made things are deconstructed and reconstructed, and hereby formed “temporary relation” in different dimensions and different meanings.

Wang Enlai was born in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China in 1968. He Graduated from the Sculpture Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master’s degree, Won the Prize YISHU 8-China. Selected solo exhibitions : “Temporary Relation” Wang Enlai Solo Exhibition, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China (2017) ; “Movement\Motionless- Wang Enlai solo Exhibition”, YISHU 8 Sino-French Art Center, Beijing, China (2015) . Selected group exhibitions : “ BRIC-à-brac:The Jumble of Growth” The 3rd Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing , China(2016); The Third CAFAM Biennial “Negotiating Space: I Never Thought You Were Like That”, CAFA Art Museum(2016); “China International Forum for Art Installations & Exhibition for Art Installations”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China(2016); “Guns and Roses-Chinese Contemporary Art”, Kunstraum Potsdam c\o Waschhaus,Germany(2016); “Wall Power” Wallpost Artist Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China(2016); “Now is Future”, Bonn Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany(2015); “Movement\Voyage-When the Reality Representation of Emerging Artist Converge in Hong Kong”, K11 Gallery, Hong Kong, China(2015)