January 16th through March 8th, 2015
Opening reception: Friday January 16th, 5-7pm.
“alias: aaajiao” marks the first solo exhibition with the gallery of the widely exhibited young Chinese media artist Xu Wenkai. Based in Shanghai and working under the vague and comical internet alias of aaajiao, the artist will be presenting a body of new and commissioned works, which measure the new dimension of high technology and media-based works, and address the issues derived from contemporary living with Internet and digital technology. The exhibition runs from January 16th through March 8th, 2015, with a series of events and presentations to take place on and off line. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Friday January 16th, 5-7pm.
Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan.
May 14th through 17th, 2015
The third year exhibiting in Frieze New York, the gallery will be presenting a solo project by Shanghai-based young media artist aaajiao (internet alias of Xu Wenkai). It employs a set of artist’s sophisticated algorithm to study the human body and its physical operation and movement, by following the paths of both Chinese philosophy (and medical science) and the present Fractal Theory.
ART BASEL HONG KONG, booth 3C16
Convention Centre, Hong Kong
March 13th through 17th, 2015
After two years’ participation in the Discoveries section, the gallery will be presenting its debut in the Galleries Section at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. Located at booth 3C16, the presentation is a curated display that addresses new approaches to self-portrait within today’s context that omnipresent social media selfies have been transforming the way people looking at themselves and the way we anticipate and understand the vision. The booth will feature recent and commissioned new works by Li Qing, Liu Chuang, Cui Jie, Guo Hongwei, Cheng Ran, Chen Wei, a group of young Chinese artists highly representative of a generation that works across various media and disciplines.
November 23rd, 2014 through January 4th, 2015.
September 20th through November 2nd, 2014
Opening reception and live performance: Saturday, September 20th, 6-8pm.
Since his first video work, Light Source (2005), in which the grainy image of a door is split by a beam of light radiating through its slow opening, Cheng Ran (b. 1981, lives and works in Hangzhou and Amsterdam) has restlessly plumbed the physicality of the moving image, ranging from the cellphone camera to Super 8 to HD. In a pair of recent video works, an erotic spam mail Cheng Ran had received serves as a ruse. Simply Wild (2014), shot in Super 8, uses a recurring split screen, juxtaposing awkward phrasing and unabashed yearning with flickering images. Always I Trust (2014), starring Chinese film star Carina Lau, usurps the slickness of cinema into an elliptical narrative. Together, they are testimony to Cheng Ran’s ongoing engagement with the way his generation desires and consumes sound and image.
November 22nd, 2014 through March 31st, 2015
Liu Chuang will be presenting a commissioned new installation for the upcoming 10th Shanghai Biennale curated by Anselm Franke
with co-curators Zhu Ye, Hila Peleg, Cosmin Costinas, Liu Xiao, Freya Chou.
In 2014, for the second time, China’s foremost State-run institution of contemporary art –Shanghai Power Station of Art –hosts the Shanghai Biennale, in its converted power station space.
Frieze Art Fair London
October 15th through 18th, 2014
Regent’s Park, London, UK
CHEN WEI, "Float #0816", 2013, Archival inkjet print, 100 x 75 cm
Balice Hertling Gallery
47 rue Ramponeau, Paris
July 3rd – August 1st, 2014
Artists: aaajiao, Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Michael Lin, Liu Chuang, Xu Zhen, etc.
Curated by Leo Xu Details »
Folkestone Triennial 2014
August 30th through November 2nd, 2014
Gabriel Lester works in a range of media, initially focusing on music and progressing to film, installations and constructed environments. Lester’s work originates from a desire to tell stories, and construct environments that support these stories and propose their own narrative interpretation.