news | GABRIEL LESTER AT DE APPEL

Gabriel Lester: Unresolved Extravaganza
June 25th through October 2nd, 2016
Opening June 24th, 6–9pm

de Appel arts centre
Prins Hendrikkade 142
1011 AT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2016

Frieze London
Stand H19
Regent’s Park, London

October 6th through 9th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, October 6th

 
Titled after Arthur Rimbaud’s eponymous poem, “Le Bateau Ivre (Drunken Boat)” is young Chinese artist Chen Wei’s solo project that features his photographs of various formats and installations across multiple media. A time capsule on China’s disco and relevant youth cultures since the early 1990s onwards, the project outlines the growth of Chen’s generation through artist’s fabricated visual and literal materials which are informed by then British publications like i-D and the Face (once circulated underground in Beijing and Shanghai). Chen explores the mystery of Chinese disco, an apparition in most celebrated films by Jia Zhangke and Lou Ye, but barely made to the discourse of Chinese visual art. An unlicensed institution of Chinese youth cultures and generational concerns, Chen commented.
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news | CHENG RAN AND CUI JIE AT CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION

CHENG RAN, "Crossroads (Maquette)", 2016

A Beautiful Disorder

July 3rd through November 6th, 2016
Grounds and Galleries, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Free with general entry

“A Beautiful Disorder” is the first major exhibition of newly commissioned outdoor sculpture by contemporary Greater Chinese artists to be shown in the UK.

The historical relationship between English and Chinese landscape aesthetics is the starting point and inspiration for these contemporary Chinese and Greater Chinese artists. The title of the exhibition, A Beautiful Disorder, is a quote from an influential letter written by the Jesuit missionary and artist Jean-Denis Attiret in 1743 that had a tremendous effect on English garden culture. Attiret used the term to describe the ability of the Chinese garden to provoke violent and often opposing sensations in the viewer through a series of theatrical framing devices. The exhibition invites the viewer to reflect on China’s past, present and future relationship with the world at large, and provides valuable insight into the state of Chinese culture, politics and society today from the perspective of some of its most dynamic and engaging artists.
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current | PERFORMING TIME

Elizabeth Neel, Traders and Trade Routes 2, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 180.3 x 195.6 cm

April 23rd through July 15th, 2016
VIP reception Saturday April 23rd,6-8pm

 
Artists: Chris Huen, Li Qing, Elizabeth Neel, Ken Okiishi, Shahzia Sikander, Taocheng Wang
 
“Performing Time” is the second curatorial collaboration between Pilar Corrias Gallery (London) and Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai), following a critically acclaimed exhibition in Hong Kong “The Tell-Tale Heart” (2015) where the relationship between narrative and new media was addressed. The new group exhibition otherwise steers its focus to painting as a medium that has recently gained vigor and repertoire from new ways of image-making, data, and performative languages in a world constantly reshaped by digital media. A product of the galleries’ ongoing opinion exchange on the gestural and time-based nature of Chinese calligraphy and ink painting, the show evaluates the boundaries of painting by and through time: How the notion of time in its physical and metaphysical sense has influenced artist’s respective practices.
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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2016

LIU SHIYUAN, "This Way or That Way", 2016, Site-specific installation, detail

Frieze New York
Booth B35
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
May 4th through 8th, 2016

Located at booth B35, the gallery will be exhibiting a solo presentation of Beijing-born and Copenhagen-based young female artist Liu Shiyuan, whose installations and photographs have recently been exhibited at various institutions, including Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, Yuz Museum Shanghai (solo), Aurora Museum Shanghai, among others.
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news | AAAJIAO AND CUI JIE IN HACK SPACE HONG KONG

Hack Space

March 21st through April 24th, 2016
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
G/F, Cosco Tower, 33 Wing Lok Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Presented by the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and Serpentine Galleries, and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad, the group exhibition HACK SPACE features New Zealand artist Simon Denny together with 11 China-based artists including aaajiao, Cao Fei, Cui Jie, Guo Xi, Hu Qingtai, Firenze Lai, Li Liao, Liang Shuo, Tao Hui, Xu Qu and Zhai Liang.
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past | MICHAEL LIN: A TALE OF TODAY

March 5th through April 10th, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, March 5th, 6-8pm

The title of the exhibition is taken from American author Mark Twain’s novel “The Gilded Age – A Tale of Today” (1874). While the novel illuminated the superficiality that obscured social problems in the ‘gilded age’, Michael Lin projects a vivid ideology of ‘gild’ onto the cosmopolitanisms of the current era by way of dissecting a single day in our own time. Through the study of transportation and mobilities, he extends his critique to contemporary economic flows and urban circulations.
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fair | ART BASEL HONG KONG 2016

ART BASEL HONG KONG, Booth 3C04
Convention Centre, Hong Kong

PRIVATE VIEW
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 3-8pm
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, 1-5pm

PUBLIC DAYS
March 24th through 26th, 2016

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news | CHEN WEI: NOON CLUB AT JNBY FOUNDATION

JNBY Festival n.1
CHEN WEI: NOON CLUB

March 27th through May 14th, 2016
Opening: Sunday, March 27th, 12:00-18:00
Venue: 243 Wenyi Road, Xihu Dsitrict, Hangzhou, China

Curated by Francesco Bonami
Organized by JNBY Foundation

news | LIU CHUANG AND LIU SHIYUAN AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON


Bentu: Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation

January 27th through May 2nd, 2016
Fondation Louis Vuitton
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