15 January–15 March, 2019

Scripts, Traces, and the Unpredictable

Featuring works by Boo Junfeng, Huang Yuanqing, Luo Wei, Mu Xue, Ren Minjie, Shi Yiran, Tang Nannan, Wu Chao, Zhang Jianjun and Zhu Xiaohe



Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present the group exhibition Scripts, Traces, and the Unpredictable, which features different formats of intermediaries as evidence and material projections of ten artists’ work processes, including but not limited to working notes, sketches, drawings, film scripts, and lecture notes. By defining the way of working as an immediate act of perception and knowing—a constant flow of thoughts, emotions, reflections, and judgement—unpredictable traces in the human mind are made visible, as they are realized in concrete forms.

Highlights include the Vitality Research Community working notes and a collective embroidery painting by Wu Chao; Mu Xue’s drawings and collage albums re-titled Nothingness No. 1–3; and Shi Yiran’s water colour on paper series Lost and Found, which reveals the process of editing the association between the consciousness of objects and landscapes. Meanwhile, Huang Yuanqing’s works on paper and the documentary video of Zhang Jianjun’s performance Vestiges of a Process: Qian Zi Wen reveal the role of writing as a personal and collective enlightening endeavour.

Selected works