Grad show 2023 exhibition page
Yin Wang: Involution
Thursday 22nd June, 6pm to 9pm
23rd to 25th June, 12 noon to 5pm
Art Academy London
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, London SE1 1HR
In response to "involution," several new terms have emerged and gained traction on Chinese social media to describe different social reactions, including terms like "lying flat”, "letting it rot" and "45-degree life". These hot terms have sparked significant discussion throughout the country and serve as a profound reflection of China's deeply ingrained culture of intense competition. Having personally experienced this before coming to the UK, I can empathize with those currently facing these challenges. I believe it is crucial to shed light on this topic for the UK audience to gain a better understanding of Chinese society. Therefore, each painting in my show explores the social realities related to one of these terms.