Optimized Heart by David Douard and Liu Shiyuan at UCCA Dune
Presented at UCCA Dune, the dual solo exhibition by David Douard and Liu Shiyan features recent pieces by both artists including some specifically commissioned by UCCA and being shown for the first time to the public. Through more than 30 multimedia works spanning from drawing, photography, video, sculptures and installations the exhibition explores the connection and shared inspirations that link the two artists' respective creative frameworks.
Despite coming from different backgrounds, Douard and Liu use multimedia formats for their artworks to express their personal perception and insights on the contemporary world, fostering reflection on how individuals perceive themselves and how they can get free from the constraints of "self-optimization" and "psychopolitics".
As part of the exhibition, Kvadrat has sponsored Arda and Divina Melange both featured in a site-specific collaboration between Liu and Kristian Mondrup Nielsen: From Whatever to Happiness (2023). The artwork activates the museum space giving the visitors the impression to be walking through an imaginary forest.
Aranya Gold Coast, Beidaihe
26 March 2022 – 25 June 2023
Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 – 17