Li Tang Gallery will present its inaugural offering, THE NEXT, an online group exhibition available to the public from January 8 to March 5, 2022. In preparation for the post-Covid era, Li Tang is keen to present a platform for artists working across disciplines to share their visions of the post-Covid “show”.
A wide range of topics covered by these exciting artists include (but are not limited to): ecosystem, social justice, decolonization, climate change, immigration, lifestyle, under-presented communities, durability.
Artists at all stages of their careers were invited to submit their work for consideration by the guest juror, artist Sizhu Li. The response of over 280 submissions was overwhelming and received from around the world. The overall high quality of the submissions received made the jury selection process challenging. The online group exhibition is curated by Li Tang’s team and will be promoted on Li Tang Gallery’s website, its social media platforms and through the press in the United States and China. All the artists selected for the exhibition are featured on the Li Tang Gallery website in addition to a section that showcases those who deserve honorable mentions.
With new and noteworthy exhibitions on the horizon, this first outing offers an incisive glimpse of what’s to come from the rapidly growing and culturally insightful Li Tang Gallery.
Guest juror Sizhu Li, a Chinese-born multidisciplinary artist based in New York, holds a BFA from China Central Academy of Fine Art and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She reflects on how “it was a profound experience to see a wide variety of thoughtful artwork in the midst of difficult times”, observing how art plays a role in “healing, empowering and introspection”. Having lived and worked on two different continents, Li has developed a unique visual language of immersive kinetic installations to illustrate his understanding of nature and humanity.
On the selection process, juror Sizhu Li calls it “a journey through society as a whole in a nutshell: each individual’s work reflects a sphere of the varied universe we all share, through the lenses of diverse forms, as well as broader ones – personal history and poetry more than nature.” Li Tang’s creative director, Webson Ji, notes her “incredible work with the selections to present creative and original interpretations of the theme”.
Selected artists include Yanqing Pei, Katherine Boland, Mila Gvardiol, Adarsh Nellore, Ethan Minsker, Calli Roche, Dante Daniel Hartl, Marli Davis, Marko Brajovic, Charlotte Jeanningros, Ismail Odetola, n00n & Marcus Civin, Natalia Golubenko, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Sandrine Deumier
Accessible from Saturday January 8, 2022 to Saturday March 5, 2022. Learn more at https://litanggallery.com/the-next-international-juried-exhibition/.