Virtual form creates conditions for surmounting reality, so the time set for the exhibition scene is not the present but the future: Due to difficulties such as pandemic and war, the exhibition was forced to be shelved for several years, the exhibition hall was dilapidated, and the artists’ works were faded and fell into disrepair. The roof of the gallery collapsed and the wreckage of the damaged building was scattered on the ground… Through the interactive operation of mobile phone or computer, the audience can browse every corner of the virtual exhibition hall from the first perspective and control the keyboard to walk among them. If you touch the button next to the damaged work, the complete information of the restored work will appear. In the gray and dark virtual scene, the works with “color” as the theme are iridescent. But the more complete the works are, the more unreal they seem. The virtual exhibition hall is built with the real architectural structure of LEVANT ART as a blueprint, and responds to the ecological environment and international relations that people are facing with dramatic scene settings.
The exhibition works include painting, text, collage, video, audio, installation and other art forms. Artists expand the concept of “color” through their own perspectives, a variety of possibilities of artistic expression is made manifest as a result. The exhibition title is put forward as a question, it is a reflection based on the blue undertone that often appears in the previous exhibitions of the Lonely Island series. It is unknown when the “lonely island” has been defined as the color of mysterious and melancholy blue, with the continuous launch of new series of exhibitions, the “lonely island” has become a synthesis with more dimensions and carries more fantasies and expectations. “What color is the lonely island?” There is no standard answer to this question, it is just a vision about a colorful world that can last for a long time.
Curator: Shao Wei