"Material Thinking" China-Uruguay Contemporary Material Art Exchange Exhibition Opens

The "Material Thinking" China-Uruguay Contemporary Material Art Exchange Exhibition is first presented online. 54 material-based artists from China and Uruguay participate in this exhibition. Cultural and artistic exchange and friendship between the two countries is emphasized in this important exhibition titled “Material Thinking”.

Online Exhibition: https://www.international-material-art-study.org/

In this art presentation we are studying the subjectivity and initiative of artists from Uruguay and China in their choosing of various materials to create modern art. Materials are a common and fundamental language, and once they are given an expressive art form, they can break the barriers of different languages and concepts, making equal communication and dialogue possible. Through this exhibit, we hope to discover new horizons in contemporary art, and to create a strong network with artists and scholars worldwide, connected by the aspiration and love for material art. 

林乐成  Lin Lecheng

Title of work: Pavilion of Light

Collaborators: Li Guangzhong, Lin Yuehong

Material: Bamboo

Size: 1200 x 600 x 600 cm

Year of creation: 2020

Raquel Lejtreger

Title of the work: OUT IN THE OPEN

Year of creation: 2017/2018

Dimensions: h: 5.5 to 7.5m / diameter: 8.5m

Materials: printed polyester paper, silicone rope, plumb bob, beads.

Technique: plotter printing, cutting and manual positioning.


Tsinghua University,

Beijing, China


Contemporary Art Institute,

Academy of Arts & Design,

Tsinghua University

Academic Support

Tsinghua Art

International Material Art Study