Imagine Shanghai – Glasgow Discourse on Life-Concepts – Lianxi Zhang and Roy Petrie – IOTA GALLERY< GLASGOW
This art exhibition is presented by Scottish artist Roy Petrie and Chinese artist Lianxi Zhang. From their own perspective of cultural concepts, both artists express their concerns about many social problems such as war, animal rights, the relationship between man and nature, religions. The artists examine their self-consciences by art and hope to present their thoughts free from capital and outer value pressure. The academic expectation of this exhibition is to encourage the audiences’ interaction with the art works based on their self-consciences. The exhibition forms do not only include painting, sculpture and prints of computer art which is very popular nowadays, but also the new art form created by Joseph Beuys: dialogue and communication of the artists and audience on the site. We think art can enlighten the wise world in us and we believe in the power of interactions with the audience. The exhibition is named IMAGINE as a continuity of John Lennon’s thinking about the world and we carry on these ideas in our own way.