Cui Jie 2020 Taipei Biennial
Pilar Corrias is pleased to announce Cui Jie’s participation in Taipei Biennial 2020, where she is presenting five brand new paintings. Curated by Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard and titled You and I don't live on the Same Planet, Taipei Biennial runs through 14 March 2021.
Cui Jie is fascinated by the aesthetics of modernist and postmodernist buildings. With their gigantic size, their concrete facades, they reflect a fascination for the aesthetics of ‘global’ architectures. The artist’s inspiration is drawn from buildings in Yaunde, Doha, Belgrade, and New Taipei City. The buildings are not portrayed as static but are imagined as a ‘flux’, crossed by roads, connected in a whirlwind of constructions and infrastructure.
As the artist says, “I have never been to the aforementioned cities, but the buildings all seem familiar to me, as if I had seen them in Beijing or Shanghai before they were torn down. In the last four decades, in the rapid urbanisation movement […], remembering the past becomes an act that could only be supported by the imagination.”
Here the work plunges us into the symbolic dimension of post-modern mythology and thus invites us to start sorting out the architectural heritage of global architecture.