When it comes to asking when a person can feel the warmth of convictions, the answer is definitely not the time when he/she is leading an easy life but the time when he/she feels depressed and helpless even has no choice but to push aside all obstacles and difficulties. Especially when a person finds himself/herself in a tight corner, he/she is easier to feel the warmth of convictions. For Sun Yiquan, an artist who has reached the summit of Mount Everest twice, his conviction has not only given him impressive warmth in extreme environment but also triggered his thoughts on lives and artistic creations in a more personalized manner.
With his memories of the warmth of his conviction, this exhibition is designed to show his understandings of life and concerns for the times to audiences through diverse media and expressions such as painting, sculpture, installation, performance, sounds and images. Ten-plus works have been exhibited at this exhibition, focusing on different topics. Each of his works is relatively independent, and closely related to the rest works at the same time. All of his works, therefore, represent his unique narrative perspective as well as his simple but delicate outlook on the world. Moreover, all these works on exhibition are basically created by him recently. I have tried to divide them into three parts and decode most of his works in order to explore his inner world with audiences. Text by Xia Yanguo