TREE ART GALLERY

MAO YUQIU

OPEN GAME

3 March 2023 – 8 April 2023

Contemporary emerging artist Mao Yuqiu and curator Peri Xiao have collaborated with TREE ART GALLERY to open the first exhibition of artist in Paris, 「OPEN GAME」, on the evening of March 3, 2023. The exhibition features paintings and installations by the artist.

Mao Yuqiu, an emerging contemporary artist, is constantly exploring the art of mutual exertion of forces in human relationships. Through installation artworks that utilize space, presence, perception, and experience, she expresses the violence generated by mutual exchange of games in interpersonal interactions.

Her works are filled with elements such as grotesque texts, characters, rich decorations and unique artistic patterns. Between Surrealism, Flums and Dada.

She collects fragments of life and expresses people’s appearance, behavior and way of living together under the gradient of class with a seemingly absurd assemblage of everyday objects. Implicitly, people compete for power and instinctively violate each other. All people are variables in the relationship, the aggressor and the controlled.

As the theme of this exhibition: OPEN GAME, within the three-dimensional space of the gallery, the artist has arranged the site as a chess game of black and white. Scepters, knives, guns, hammers, instruments of torture and musical instruments can all be the carriers of the game, and together they form a star-studded space. Each visitor is a part of the work, moving through the work subjectively to experience and interpret the world of the offender and the offended as articulated by the artist Mao Yuqiu.

"KEEP QUIET AND FOLLOW MY COMMAND"

MAO Yuqiu, Not Dangerous, 2022

MAO Yuqiu, Not Dangerous, 2022

” I hope that the relationship is not abstract, but can be adjusted and displayed through various methods and even various tools. Therefore, I try to use my installation to solve a certain dilemma in life scenes or to help users create new connections with others, I hope to help grasp the communication distance in daily life. “

MAO Yuqiu, Not Dangerous, 2022

MAO Yuqiu, Not Dangerous, 2o22

People are always both the perpetrator and the victim, the unconscious “violence” caused by both parties is a crime. The question is, how should we deal with this violence caused by relationships in life? The artist Mao Yuqiu thinks seriously about what kind of tools are needed to solve the pain caused by “invisible” friction in the social process.

In her exhibition, these “life tips” help us understand the life of “someone” in the collective. This person is weak, fearful, taciturn, and ambitious, and the function of all objects is a vain attempt to achieve the desire for power. These seemingly absurd things are born from the artist’s imagination, and are everything that a small person under virtual authority needs.

MAO Yuqiu, Four swords, 2022

MAO Yuqiu, Four swords, 2022

MAO Yuqiu, Tough Love, 2022

MAO Yuqiu, Tough Love, 2022

“I am interested in the violence generated by mutual games in interpersonal communication. I try to reshape the source of these violence or record the process of violence. I think it happen all the time in the process of communication, and everyone’s values are the criteria for judging others. For example, when we are discussing, one person feels that the other person’s opinions are useless or has heard it a long time ago, and sneers at the other person, but out of politeness, the two sides still have to continue to communicate.

At this time, whether it is to judge others who are stupid or who continue to discuss out of politeness, they have caused psychological violence to each other; or in class, when receiving care from relatives, or even when we hear advertisements or music on the street. All are unconsciously shaped by information, actively or forced to accept shaping, is this also a kind of violence? Undercurrents are raging in the game. When one voice is more powerful, the other voice becomes his vassal, and his name is also submerged in the former. The two invaded each other, both controlling and being controlled by the other.”

MAO Yuqiu, Comics

Works

MAO Yuqiu, 100%smart, 2021

100%smart

2021

MAO Yuqiu, Not Dangerous, 2022

Not Dangerous

2022

MAO Yuqiu, Clicker, 2022

Clicker

2022

MAO Yuqiu, Not that funny now, 2022

Not that funny now

2022

MAO Yuqiu, Drunkard, 2023

Drunkard

2023

MAO Yuqiu, Useful Gift, 2023

Useful Gift

2023

MAO Yuqiu, Four swords, 2022

Four swords

2022

MAO Yuqiu, I am also a musician like you, 2022

I am also a musician like you

2022

MAO Yuqiu, I don’t understand where these noises are from Me or Them, 2022

I don’t understand where these noises are from Me or Them

2022

MAO Yuqiu, Remote Control Car, 2023

Remote Control Car

2023

MAO Yuqiu, The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

2023

MAO Yuqiu, Tough Love, 2022

Tough Love

2022

MAO Yuqiu, I Mean Whole Of The World, 2020

I Mean Whole of The World

2020

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