South of the lower reaches of the Changjiang River is characterized by its outstanding personality and very poetic flavor as well as its richness in multicultural information. Nanjing, honored as Six Dynasties ancient capital, is a well-known capital in JiangNan District with a ten-thousand profound cultural deposits. This time the exhibition of “2010 Made in Nanjing” will be my continuous probe into JiangNan’s art of humanity. 2007 “Made in SH” and 2008 “From HangZhou” has been an ideal reflection of the lifestyle and creative status of the artists coming from Shanghai and Hangzhou. The distinguishing feature of the regional culture decides their lifetime pursuit in art probe.
Sincerity and enthusiasm of the Nanjing’s artists is the first impression left on my mind. They are born with a special disposition which refers to their being on sea, sail and being on land, settle but being of courage and fortitude. Their sensitive, detailed, determined thoughts are centered on the art and it is this very personality that enhances the spiritual temperament of the Chinese contemporary art and enriches its cultural circumstances as well.
Here, I am awaiting more attention on the contemporary pattern of art in JiangNan district from more critics and exhibition planners and looking forward to its better integration and development.
As for this successful “Made in Nanjing” exhibition, I am very thankful to Mr. XiaoYu for his contact and assistance and to Mr. LiuGuofu, director of Qing He Contemporary Art Museum for their warm reception and introduction and to Mr. HuZhengdong for his well-designed picture album and invitations as well as his playbills. Meantime, I am delighted to be with Mr. Chris Gill to interview the artists of Nanjing and visit their workshops. At last, I am very much obliged to XingBo gallery for his exhibition rooms’ supplying and financial support in this very period of “Shanghai 2010 Expo”.