Since 2021, the renowned London gallery Pilar Corrias has participated annually in Gallery Weekend Beijing. In 2022, Pilar Corrias presents an exhibition entitled “Here of There!” presenting the latest works of Peppi Bottrop, Cui Jie and Rirkrit Tiravanija, three artists from different countries and regions, discussing a worldview based on a completely different reality through the themes of industrial heritage and ecological civilization, encouraging the audience to think together about the time and factors that differentiate the world in the post-globalization era.
"Peppi Bottrop's paintings depict the dilemma of structural transformation in today's world. Inspired by the Ruhr region of Germany, oncng the relationship between the scale of human and man-made objects. His sculptures refer to architectural and sculptural elements from Shanghai and Hangzhou, and also actively concern themselves with the many different branches of the international modernist heritage. Rirkrit Tiravanija's work retains only the most basic grammatical forms, with unspecific statements that suggest, in an ambiguous yet conclusive way, that we must all break the silence. In this way, the artist emphasizes the urgency of a universal language and invites the viewer to participate in the discussion in any language. Throughout this exhibition, three very different but closely interconnected artistic systems explore urgent realities of a different nature, encouraging the viewer to consider the definite or elusive connections between the “here” and the “there”, using their own lived experience and sense of belonging as a starting point. (text from Pilar Corrias exhibition text, 2022)
Pocca was invited by Pilar Corrias to design the exhibition poster for this annual exhibition for the second time. In the design process, we read the curatorial text of the exhibition and analyzed the visual language of the three artists' works and the tone of the exhibition's theme, focusing the visualization on four key words: “industrial relics”, “ecological barbarism”, “statements and questions” and “manifesto”. Finally, all of the elements are abstracted and imagined into the title which is itself symbolic and formal, and the visual clues from the three artists' works are organized in the poster's image by way of typography design.