New Century Art Foundation - Pond Society is pleased to present Song Ling’s solo exhibition Catch the Muddle on May 18, 2019. It is also the second exhibition by a member of “Pond Society”.
“Catch the Muddle” comes from one of Song Ling’s seals. This four-character idiom, which is from Hangzhou dialect, means “half-dream, half-awake”. When curator Liu Tian visited Song’s studio, he noticed this seal on a painting by coincidence and later used it as the title of the exhibition by transliterating it into “Catch the Muddle” (ke chong meng dong) .
A mighty dream, who is to awake first? All artworks are whims by chance. At this moment, it is unclear whether it is about to wake up or plunge into a dream; it is hard to tell whether something is drifting away or coming. The works are nothing but the remains of the “whims by chance”.
Pond Society is an art space founded by Xue Bing, co-founder of NCAF, and located at the West Bund district of Shanghai. The name of Pond Society derives from an art group founded in 1986 by artists including Zhang Peili, Geng Jianyi, Wang Qiang and Song Ling. The space aims to provide a platform for artistic exchange and interaction, and the founder of the space also hopes to pay tribute to the art group and artists correspondingly.