ZHENG BO, "Besiege (Shanghai Art Museum), 2015, inkjet print, 130.5 x 165 cm"
July 18th through August 23rd, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, July 18th, 4-7pm
The first solo exhibition of Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo in Shanghai, “Weed Party” is the third project on plants and socio-politics of the artist, which follows the critically acclaimed presentations “Plants Living in Shanghai”—a found botanical garden of weeds and a series of online public lectures about plants and Shanghai—Zheng Bo produced for the first West Bund Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale (curated by Gao Shiming of China Academy of Art, 2013) and “Plants Occupy Shenzhen”—an audio tour—for the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (curated by Marko Daniel, of Tate Modern, 2014).
SHIYUAN LIU, From "Happiness" to "Whatever", 2015, sketch,
September 7th through October 10th, 2015
Opening reception: Monday, September 7th, 5-8pm
Frieze London 2015
October 14th through 17th, 2015
Preview: Tuesday, October 13th, 2-8:30pm
Leandro Erlich: Pulled by the Roots
June 19th through September 27th, 2015
Organized by Institution ZKM | Karlsruhe, Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe und
Venue:Market Place Karlsruhe
The key art work of “The City is the Star” presents the large-scale installation by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. A huge construction crane bearing an unusual payload is positioned directly on Karlsruhe Marktplatz: an entire house hovers in midair on steal ropes! Inspired by one of architect Friedrich Weinbrenner’s historical structures, the building, together with its massive root system, quite literally appears to be ripped out of a row of neighboring houses.
MICHAEL LIN, Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve), 2015
Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve)
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Art Basel 2015
Unlimited, Stand U19
June 18th through June 21st, 2015
Presented by Salon 94 in collaboration with Leo Xu Projects, the solo project “Love Story” by Beijing-based Liu Chuang will showcase this critically acclaimed installation in full swing.
“Love Story” is composed of thousands of used pulp fiction novels rented or borrowed by young migrant workers in China’s boomtown Dongguan, where varieties of made-in-China commodities and knock-offs are manufactured. “The sappy cover illustrations, together with the printed and handwritten Chinese characters, telegraph a poignant sense of isolation and longing.” Roberta Smith once commented (New York Times, May 10th, 2013) on the occasion of “Love Story” New York debut in Frieze New York, 2013. Those anonymously scribbled notes fall into categories as such: confessional and family letters, personal diaries, poems, personal contacts and biographical info, daily memo, and doodles. They will be translated and hand-painted in form of enormous wall drawing as visual components of the site-specific installation. A mobile library of this specific literature and an offline facebook in the most classic and analog form, “Love Story” delivers a precise yet multifaceted portraiture of a young generation of Chinese.
The Moscow Biennale takes place in Pavilion No.1 of VDNKh. Photo: Courtesy of 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
September 22nd through October 1st, 2015
THE WORK IN PROGRESS
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CHINA IN 2015
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
May 15th through September 13th, 2015
A selection of Chen Wei’s new photographs are on view in the exhibition “Works in Progress” which provides a survey of the contemporary Chinese photography scene in real time. The show is part of the CHINA 8, the largest institutional exhibition program of contemporary art from China across 8 German cities, with 9 museums, involving 120 Chinese artists and 500 works.
The act of painting in contemporary China
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
July 10th through September 6th, 2015