Are we more stupid than before? A question that is difficult and unnecessary to answer. Various roles and representations, as well as methods of applications of human “stupidities” are ubiquitous in the exhibition in the disguises of poetic revolt, unavoidable tragic reality, and so on. “Stupidity” has nothing to do with intelligence – it is generated from opposition. The dilemma of each generation expects the generation to begin a new beginning. People are always new, yet history is always old, this remains true through the past, present and the future?

This is Yang Jian’s second exhibition at WHITE SPACE BEIJING after “SIMPLE MECHANICAL”, showcasing latest practice over the past one year. Yang Jian was born in Fujian Province in 1982. He graduated from Fine Art Departments of Art College, Xiamen University. Yang now works and lives in Beijing.