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Touching the Issue

Through his exhibition Touching the Issue, Yang Jian seeks to provoke introspection and empathy by delving into the acute intersections of social challenges. Reflecting the prevailing cautious social climate, the visual narratives within the exhibition aim to resonate deeply with viewers, prompting contemplation of societal boundaries and evoking concerns about limitations. Moreover, by inviting reflection on geographical space, the exhibition seeks to stimulate a profound discourse on broader societal constraints.

(Text by Albert Isa).

Yang Jian has worked primarily in video and installation. He currently lives and works in Nanjing, China. He received a BA (2004) and MA (2007) from the Art College of Xiamen University. He won the Judging Panel Special Award of HUAYU Youth Award in 2015. OCAT Young Media Artists of the Year in 2018.He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in China, Germany, USA and the Netherlands. Yang Jian is a three month residency at Atelier Mondial in cooperation with Pro Helvetia Shanghai.

On Thursday, December 7, we will inaugurate the exhibition with Yang's performance Touching the Issue at 5 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Opening: Thursday, December 7, 2023, 5 p.m.
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Duration: 07.12.2023 - 10.12.2023
Location: Salon Mondial, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein; tram stop "Freilager".
Grant holders

The Atelier Mondial juries met at the end of August 2023 and awarded 16 artists and one artist duo from the Basel/South Baden/Solothurn/Alsace region a residency abroad: Five juries in the fields of visual arts, cultural mediation, literature, dance and fashion & textiles have selected the following artists for an Atelier Mondial grant 2024 from a total of 174 applications received. In addition, a one-time grant for Bali has been awarded for the year 2024 in cooperation with the Basel H. Geiger Cultural Foundation (KBH.G).

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    Currently guests at Atelier Mondial

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    Yang Jian
    Nanjing, China (in cooperation with Pro Helvetia Shanghai)

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