A group of ten artists from the Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and the Philippines who were born in the 1980’s will be invited to participate in this exhibition reflecting their views on their differing lives via painting, conceptual photography, video and installation. This art exhibition will allow them the opportunity to tell the audience their thinking and emotions through contemporary art. This will inspire its viewers to investigate problems happening during the course of globalization and urbanization in various countries/cities and create a sense of awareness.
The Times They Are A-changing’ is a song which Bob Dylan wrote in 1964 for the youth of post war America. It goes like this:
Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don't criticize what you can't understand,
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, your old road is rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, for the times they are a-changin'.
Since 1960’s, Asia has been changing. Unlike their forefathers, Post 80’s - the children of the baby boomer generation - do not give in for livelihood nor do they live with tolerance and negativity. They make use of media and the internet to say ‘No!’ to reality. They declare to the world that their opinion has taken on a new fervor - be it their living environment, their relationships with family and friends, struggles in their workplace, environmental concerns, development concerns, and protection of their traditions, religions, culture, belief, human rights and ideology.
Urban development in Asia has consumed the landscape and destroyed the traditional values of many. Rapid globalization, information explosion, the threats to human living environment as the consequences of global warming and environmental pollution, the ridiculousness, hypocrisy and frightfulness of the capitalized society revealed by the global economic tsunami… the children of the 80’s are for the first time seeking to rebalance their lives.
Exploring how the artists of this generation develop their own languages and styles, and to revolt and oppose against this chaotic world via the application of multi-medium? For the artists reminding themselves to review and analyze any social problem via art expression whilst challenging the viewers to appreciate and comprehend their arts?