November 14th, 2015 through January 24th, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, November 14th, 2015, 6-8pm.
“[…] the music and atmosphere carry the dancers as they search for their dream.
But in the end, the club makes everyone the same.
You can’t go against the crowd.”
Bentu: Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation
January 27th through May 2nd, 2016
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Liu Shiyuan: As Simple As Clay
November 14th 2015 through January 31st 2016
Yuz Museum Shanghai
35 Feng Gu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
The first museum solo show of the artist, “As Simple As Clay” shows Liu Shiyuan’s critically acclaimed installation of the same tile in full scale. First included in “Local Futures” (2013) at He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, and later featured in “Alter-Circuit” (2014) at Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium and Et al. gallery, San Francisco, the newest presentation occupies the entire project room in Shanghai’s Yuz Museum, presenting an encyclopedia view of thousands of internet photos that catalogues the notion of “clay”.
January 16th through February 28th, 2016
OCAT Shenzhen, Exhibition Hall B
Unordinary Space: Liu Shiyuan, Yin Xiuzhen, and Gentucca Bini
November 19, 2015 through February 28, 2016
Liu Chuang: Segmented Landscape
November 6th, 2015 through February 5th, 2016
K11 art village, Wuhan
The exhibition title, Segmented Landscape, is derived from an eponymous artwork by Liu Chuang, which lies at the core of the exhibition. The visual imagery of the artwork is based on the classical Chinese pattern “Fangsheng”, a common device that has been used as anti-burglary grilles on windows since 1980s. The motif has become ubiquitous among modern architecture, witnessing the evolving social history through the lens of its multilayered profile. First exhibited in the 10thShanghai Biennial under the invitation of Chief Curator Anselm Franke, Liu Chuang will show his most recent video works from that series in this solo presentation. A progression of installations and videos interrogating both the utilitarian aspect of “window” and the aesthetic will be on display, projecting the trajectory of China’s modernisation in last thirty years.
Frieze London 2015
October 14th through 17th, 2015
Preview: Tuesday, October 13th, 2-8:30pm
For our second year participation in Frieze London, the gallery presents a group show entitled “The Rural Poetics”, and curated by the Gland, an alternative space founded by Chengdu-born, Beijing-based young artist Guo Hongwei and located in Beijing’s far-off infamous Heiqiao Village, also known as Black Bridge Village beyond the city’s fifth ring road. The stand will includes new works by Chen Wenbo, Guo Hongwei, Han Wuzhou, Hu Qingtai, Li Binyuan, Li Jinghu, Li Shurui, Wang Guangxu, Yan Bing, Yang Guangnan, Yang Xinguan, etc.
CHENG RAN, "The Last Sentence", 2013, Single channel video with sound, 12 min 44 sec
Tuesday, October 20th through Sunday, October 25th, everyday 1pm-6pm
Tuileries garden, “carré des sangliers”, Concorde entrance.
Admission: at the Cinéphémère or directly at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard:
firstname.lastname@example.org / +33 (0)1 53 30 88 00
Cheng Ran participates in FIAC’s artist’s film program Cinéphémère 2015. Curated by Daniel Kurjakovic, the sixth edition of Cinéphémère will be presented by FIAC and the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard in the Tuileries Garden. More than thirty short films by artists—for instance, Alain Fleischer, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Alex Prager, James Richards, Bojan Šarčević, Colin Snapp, Mario Garcia Torres—are screened every day from Tuesday, October 20th to Sunday, October 25th, in a 14-seat cinema.
aaajiao, "Gfwlist", 2010, Corian, thermal printer module, thermal paper, 76 x 30 x 280 cm
Globale: Global Control And Censorship
ZKM Center for Art and Media
October 3rd, 2015 through May 1st, 2016
LIU SHIYUAN, "From Happiness to Whatever", 2015, carpet, speaker, iPod player
September 7th through October 10th, 2015
Opening reception: Monday, September 7th, 5-8pm
“From ‘Happiness’ to ‘Whatever’” is the first solo exhibition in Shanghai of young Chinese female artist Liu Shiyuan who splits her time working and living between Beijing and Copenhagen. The exhibition brings together a body of photographs and installation representative of Liu Shiyuan’s practice and made within the past 3 years, and a series of commissioned new works created specifically for this exhibition and for the gallery space in a old Shanghai lane house.
“From ‘Happiness’ to ‘Whatever’” originates with the artist’s confusions, such as “what is a good life”, “how can one be balanced”, “what is the right value system”, “what kind of social system can provide the best for the progress of human’s wisdom”, among others. The exhibition is a process of questioning and answering with the artist’s engagement by way of visual production and performance, and a quest that begins at the question “what is happiness” that extends to the mentality of various individuals.