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Big Tail Elephant

 
 

大尾象

 
     
 

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大尾象 Big Tail Elephant  -  Chen Shaoxiong 陈劭雄  Liang Juhui 梁矩辉  Xu Tan 徐坦  Lin Yilin 林一林

 
     
 
 
 

 

 

Big Tail Elephant  大尾象 is a group of three artists from Guangzhou :

 

Liang Juhui 梁矩辉  ( 1959-2006), Lin Yi Lin 林一林 (1964 ), Chen Shaoxiong 陈劭雄

 

( 1962 - 2016  ) then joined by Xu Tan 徐坦 ( 1957 ) .

   
 

They want to protest against the rapid urbanization of Guangzhou and its consequences

 

through photography, performance, installation and video in peculiar locations of their city

 

(parking lots, works in progress, parks).

 

 

1991 / 1997

The group puts together 6 exhibits in different places throughout Guangzhou :

 

 

1991

1st exhibition 29.01 04.02 in the premises of the Worker's Palace.

1992

2nd exhibition in October Big Tail Group: Broadcast / Television at University.

1993

3rd exhibition at the Red Ants Bar.

1994

4th exhibition 28.11 03.12 No Room, 14 San Yu Road, in an old shanty house located

 

east of the center of town.

1995

5th exhibition in Linhe Road, a street of Guangzhou.

1996

6th exhibition 06.01 07.01 Possibility – Big Tail Elephant, The Basement of Zhongguang

 

Building, Guangzhou

   

1998

The most recent works from the group are exhibited at the Polytechnical University

 

in Hong Kong.

   

1998

05.09 18.10 First exhibition outside China, in Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland and last one

 

as a group.

 

The group stops working together but each artist individually takes part in international

 

exhibitions.

 

 

2003

PAUSE 4th Guangzhou Biennale.

 

 

2005

Zone d'Urgence 50th Venice Biennale.

 

 

2016

First retrospective of the group at the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou.

  12.06 07.10  Operation PRD - One Hour, No Room, Five shows.
   
  Performances sélection
   
  Chen Shaoxiong
  Seven days of silence :
 

The artist coats with black paint the plastic curtains from the hall and marks the date

 

every time to show his detachment from Time.

   
 

Lin Yi Lin - performance - video

 

Safely Maneuvering Across Linhe Road :

 

From demolition debris, the artist builds a wall, piece by piece, from one side of a street

 

then moves them to the other side where he builds them up again transforming

 

the movement of circulation.

   
 

Lin Yi Lin - installation

 

The Result of 1000 pieces:

 

A wall of bricks is built all around him.

 

 

  Liang Juhui - Performance
 

One Hour Game:

 

The artist plays video games for an hour in a construction site elevator.

   
 

Xu Tan – Multimedia installations

 

The artist uses fluorescent tubes from nightclubs’ karaoke of the town for his multimedia

 

installations.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard


 
 

©  Big Tail Elephant  - Lin Yilin

 
 

©  Big Tail Elephant -  Xu Tan

 
 

©  Big Tail Elephant - Chen Shaoxiong

 
 

©  Big Tail Elephant -  Liang Juhui

 
 

©  Big Tail Elephant  

大尾象   Big Tail Elephant

Kunsthalle Bern

 

texts : Bernard Fibicher, Hou Hanru, Huang Zhuan

1998

  en chinois en anglais en allemand  
 

104 p

 
 

isbn : 3857801204

 
     
     
     
     
       
 
       

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