Ashes and Echoes
Poetry and Paintings of Yemin Yin
Exhibit Design: Zelin Huang
Production Coordinator: Chuling Zheng
Man Jing Hua Yi Jiang Creative Investment Corporation
Shenzhen Ying Yu Creative Culture Corporation
Exhibit Opens January 1, 2016, 3 pm
Exhibition runs from January 1 to February 29, 2016
Location: iD Town Arts District, 106 Kui Peng Road, Dapeng New District, Shenzhen, China
About the Exhibit
I never held these two things closely or wanted to think of them as something very serious.
And yet, both of these pursuits have unexpectedly posed a kind of scientific question: If, as Berkeley said, “to be is to be perceived,” the whole universe becomes “a tree falling in an empty forest.” and this enigma quickly exceeds our ability to ponder it. When the very existence of that tree, even the sound of its falling, is in question, when not one person sees it, hears it, touches it, or even smells this falling tree, how can we be persuaded that it exists and accept that it has really occurred?
Painting and poetry, more so than photography, speak narratives outside of what is known. To practice them is to embrace a great and freeing truth: that the world’s ‘being toward death’ is itself provisional.
In this exhibit hall, like a little greenhouse, works of art are emerging: words and images, in embryonic form, are explaining each other, transforming, and even seem to be trying to tell us something. They come from the blink of an eye, the moment of waking from a dream, outside of conscious thought. They seem to arrive with no color, but then flash quite garishly. They appear calm, as if lost, but then burst out in waves of echoes.
— Yemin Yin