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09.03–29.07.2018

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper awakes exhibition artwork

A New Dream Where Ambition And Optimisim Co-exist With Pervasive State Control

Curator:
David Williams

In HG Wells’s novel “The Sleeper Awakes”, the hero emerges from a 200-year coma to find a world of brainwashed slaves ruled by a council of despots. “We were making the future,” he says, recalling his socialist youth, “and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making.”

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07.09.2018–03.02.2019

Supernatural

Supernatural exhibition artwork

Visions of the Future

Curator:
David Williams

Chinese artists depicted beautiful landscapes long before Renaissance painters in Europe considered it a legitimate subject. In imperial China scholars, painters and poets often retreated into the mountains in uncertain times, finding solace from political intrigue in the harmonious relationships of yin and yang in the natural world. The ancient Chinese believed that mountains were the home of the gods; a Chinese term for ‘landscape’ is shan shui – literally translated, it means mountains and water. Painters created images of mist-wreathed crags, vertiginous cliffs and waterfalls tumbling into pristine rivers. Today, mountains are bulldozed to make way for new roads and high-speed rail lines leading to mega-cities, rivers are polluted by chemicals, beautiful landscapes littered with paper and plastic, and the skies above too often choked with ‘fog and haze’. This is the world of the artists shown in SUPERNATURAL

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15.03–14.08.2019

Hot Blood

White rabbit gallery hot blood exhibition

Not for the faint of heart

Curator:
David Williams

Since Chinese contemporary art exploded onto the international stage in the 1990s, dramatic changes in Chinese society have, in turn, changed the nature of its art. HOT BLOOD presents a group of artists who confound outmoded expectations about China, reflecting unflinchingly on the most uncomfortable truths of our age.

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11.09.2019–26.01.2020

Then

White rabbit gallery Then exhibition

The first ten years of the White Rabbit

Curator:
David Williams

THEN celebrates the great adventure of White Rabbit’s first decade: ten exciting years of showcasing the creative energy, daring and technical accomplishment of Chinese contemporary art. The gallery’s tenth anniversary exhibition presents works by more than 60 artists, all produced during the first ten years of Judith Neilson’s private collection (2000-2010). Some were highlights of the very first White Rabbit exhibition, in 2009.

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11.03.2020–17.01.2021

And Now

White Rabbit gallery And Now exhibition

The second decade of the White Rabbit Collection

Curator:
David Williams

With a penchant for obscure metaphors and cryptic imagery, the “Misty Poets” were a little-known movement that flourished in China during the turbulent years between 1979 and 1989. Challenging Maoist artistic ideology, their poems, like the clouds themselves, were veiled and nebulous. Today, as creative restrictions continue to expand and contract in China, their legacy of ambiguity and oblique condemnation endures.

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