Longlati Foundation is pleased to present “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Pa”, the first institutional solo exhibition of Asian-American painter Timothy Lai Hui Ming (b. 1987, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia) and his debut in China. This new body of work cites Elton John’s 1974 song “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me,” transformed by “Pa” as an ending note. The impassioned plea for reciprocity within male fellowship is redirected into the complex father-son relationship, represented through conflict and negotiation on Lai’s canvases. Exuberant hues of yellow and red, purple and brown cast the unique quality of liminal light, underscoring the fluid and ever shifting state of these confrontations.
Longlati Foundation is honored to present “Silk Road Traveler, Lethe’s Wanderer”, the solo exhibition of Manuel Mathieu (b.1986, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti) curated by Chinese artist Pu Yingwei, which marks the launch of Longlati Curatorial Exchange Program, a pioneering gesture of the foundation to demonstrate “exhibition as form” when artists are playing the role of curator. The body of work on show this time includes Mathieu’s earlier paintings acquired by Longlati Foundation and new pieces devised around the concepts of traveling, of sea and sky, of navigating on a boat, which are influenced by his discussions with Pu Yingwei. In return, Mathieu will also curate Pu Yingwei’s solo exhibition next year at Longlati Foundation. The following is the exhibition text written by Pu Yingwei:
Produced by Longlati Foundation, “Theatergarden and A Be(a)stiary of the Anthropocene” presents its collection of paintings and glass sculptures by Laure Prouvost (b.1978, Lille, France) along with an array of mediums that span installation, hand-woven tapestry and video from the artist’s recent practice. The body of work portrays the disorientation of life-(trans)form in the face of global climate change, while mapping the precariousness of modern language beyond sociopolitical confines.