Zhang Bin & Ye Hongtu – “Do Nothing”

“Do Nothing” – Art Education Group (Zhang Bin & Ye Hongtu)
Exhibition by Dalian (China) artists Zhang Bin and Ye Hongtu)
Opening: Thursday, 17th of August 2017 at 5 p.m. by ARE director Petra Groen.
Period: 17th – 27th of August 2017
Open: Friday-Sunday 12:00-17:00
Location: Project-space XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2 te Enschede, the Netherlands.

The Art Education Group’s art project wares the title “Do Nothing”. The project focusses around a banner, which is a protest against the omission of public affairs in the current Chinese society. The banner represents mordacity. The art education team brought the banner to Europe to make a statement and to worldwide satirize and criticize the contemporary society, politics and contemporary art for their dereliction of duties.

This exhibition is a result from the warm cooperation between the city of Enschede, Dalian Zhongshan Art museum (China) and ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede). Zhang Bin & Ye Hongtu have been invited by Cheng Liang, curator of Dalian Zhongshan Art museum, to participate in the exchange program between Dalian and Enschede. They have been living and working at the ARE studio at art initiative B93 for several weeks and conclude this period with an exhibition.