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Artist Jia 嘉
Shuo Shu 说书
DOB 1979
POB Beijing, China

Born in Beijing in 1979, Jia now lives and works between Berlin and Beijing. Trained in both architecture and in traditional Chinese drama, her minimalist works in the ‘Chinese Version’ series explore traditions of text-based conceptual art and the fate of the Chinese language. ‘The Chinese Version’ (2011–ongoing) represents the programmatic mutilation traditional Chinese characters and the history of Chinese writing systems, using hand-painted characters rendered in a typeface designed shortly after the introduction of printing presses to China in the late 19th century. Jia’s works are both an appeal to cultural memory and a critique of its obliteration. Her work has been widely exhibited across Europe, and in the UK and USA.

jia, the chinese version. Shuo Shu exhibition - the white rabbit gallery
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The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of contemporary art from China. With a focus on works created since the year 2000, the Collection contains almost 3,000 works by over 750 artists and continues to expand. Note that when you click on the link below you will be forwarded to the White Rabbit Collection website.


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