Optimism spelled out in pop-up exhibition

Cai Yuan paints a window as part of the Optimism exhibition

Cai Yuan paints a window as part of the Optimism exhibition

First published in News

WITNEY artist Cai Yuan’s art makes a complex statement.

As part of his latest interactive exhibition, Optimism, a collaboration with German-based artist Yingmei Duan, Mr Yuan combines art and performance.

Writing on the windows of the pop-up exhibition space on The Plain, Mr Yuan, 58, explained what the words mean.

“They’re ‘isms’ – like materialism, capitalism, imperialism and so on. I’ve been collecting them from the news and internet and then I use them to create equations of mood.

“I like the ideology of using text in art, the act of writing.”

He will use the ‘isms’ to interact with the public who were asked to produce their own, which will be displayed in the gallery at a later date.

The interactive exhibition ends on February 28, but the gallery is open throughout March.

Related links


Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree