Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Title: Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art May/June 2012
Size: 12 x 7 inches / 30 x 18 cm
Description: This special issue is devoted to the multi-gallery exhibition Yellow Signal: New Media in China, initiated and curated by Yishu Managing Editor Zheng Shengtian and a project of Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. The participating galleries include Centre A, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Pacific Cinémathèque, Republic Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, and Charles H. Scott Gallery.
The notion of “yellow signal” forms the thematic of this exhibition and implies entry into an intersection at a critical moment when there is the need to make a decision either to be cautious and hold back or to take a chance and proceed forward—a situation that Zheng Shengtian suggests exists for artists in mainland China as well as in many other regions. The rapid growth of new media and its impact, especially in the virtual world, makes the idea of “yellow signal” even more compelling.