news | GABRIEL LESTER: UNRESOLVED EXTRAVAGANZA 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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news | CHENG RAN AND CUI JIE AT CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION

CHENG RAN, "Crossroads", 2016, Light installation, Dimension variable

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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news | LIU CHUANG IN M+ SCREENINGS: VISIBLE PLACES


M+ Screenings: Visible Places

January 15th through 17th, 2016

Broadway Cinematheque
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

M+ Screenings: Visible Places is the first programme of a new ongoing series that showcases a diverse range of moving image works. Using Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities as a point of departure, M+ Screenings: Visible Places presents works by thirteen Hong Kong and international artists and filmmakers. These animations, artist moving image, documentary and feature films examine how experiences, memories, and desires of our lived environments are (re)invented and (re)imagined on-screen.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN THAT HAS BEEN, AND MAY BE AGAIN AT PARA SITE HONG KONG

LIU CHUANG, Love Story, Installation detail, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2016


That Has Been, And May Be Again

June 11th through August 21st, 2016

Para Site Hong Kong
22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building
677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Liu Chuang’s “Love Story” is on view in “That Has Been, and May Be Again”, an exhibition curated by Leo Li Chen and Wu Mo and which is the second in a series presented by emerging Hong Kong curators. The show includes new and existing works by Chen Qiulin, Hu Jieming, Jiang Zhi, Leung Chi Wo, Li Jin, Li Jinghu, Liu Chuang, Liu Ding, Ma Liuming, Qian Weikang, Wang Youshen, Yan Lei, Yin Xiuzhen, Zheng Bo, and Zhu Jia.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN BERLINALE 2016

Liu Chuang in Berlinale
The Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Liu Chuang is included in The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale. Exhibited in the Forum Expanded section, Liu Chuang presents his latest short film “BBR 1 – NO. 1 OF BLOSSOM BUD RESTRAINER” in “Traversing the Phantasm” at Akademie der Künste Halle 1-3.
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news | GABRIEL LESTER IN HEAVEN, HELL & EARTH

GABRIEL LESTER: HEAVEN, HELL & EARTH

September 24th, 2016 through January 15th, 2017
Stedelijk Museum
De Mortel 4, 5211 HV’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (forthcoming)

Hell Earth Heaven exhibition Heaven & Hell (and Earth) is a triptych of works by internationally known artists based on the great themes by Hieronymus Bosch. Central to Heaven & Hell (and Earth) is the eternal struggle between the essential and opposing forces in life, the world, and the psyche of man. The British duo Jake & Dinos Chapman depicts hell, the Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist comes with a heavenly contribution and the Dutch artist and filmmaker Gabriel Lester will connect these extremes in a new installation.

news | CHENG RAN IN TIME TEST: INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART RESEARCH EXHIBITION AT CAFA ART MUSEUM

Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition

July 2nd through August 28th, 2016
Opening July 2nd, 1:30pm

CAFA Art Museum
8 Huajiadi S St, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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news | CHEN WEI IN CHINA: GRAIN TO PIXEL

China: grain to pixel

June 5th through August 28th, 2016

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
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news | GABRIEL LESTER IN AURA UTRECHT

GABRIEL LESTER: AURA UTRECHT BY POLYLESTER (GABRIEL LESTER & MARTINE VLEDDER)

July 4th through November 30th, 2016
Public Works
Utrecht Central Station, The Netherlands

The interactive art intervention Aura Utrecht design Poly Lester is ready. The colorful installation composed of industrial tinted plastic PVC curtains, stands at the entrance of Utrecht Central Station, on and above the steps of the city plateau at Jaarbeursplein. Poly Lester used the shielding function of the material to a to create meeting and accommodation area, which withdraws in a playful way to bustle of the busy transport hub. Invites the relaxed nature of the PVC curtains visitors to enter the pavilion from any direction. The properties of material – transparent, colorful, lively, robust – form the basis of the artwork. Details »

news | CHENG RAN: ORANGE & BLUE AT QIAO SPACE

Cheng Ran: Orange & Blue

March 19th through April 19th, 2016
Qiao Space
2555-5 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

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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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news | CHENG RAN IN BEYOND THE STORY TOLD

Beyond The Story Told

July 9th 2016 2016

Château La Coste
2750 Route de la Cride,13610 Le Puy Ste Réparade,France

On Saturday 9th of July there will be an outdoor screening of the new video work by the artist Cheng Ran, presented by Sacha Guedj-Cohen.
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news | CHEN WEI AND LIU CHUANG IN WE CHAT: A DIALOGUE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART AT TEXAS ASIAN SOCIETY

Wechat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
26 March, 2016 through 03 July, 2016
Texas Asian Society
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX

Wechat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art explores how young artists born after the end of China’s Cultural Revolution are challenging the traditional notions of Chinese identity. Chen Wei and Liu Chuang, together with eight other young Chinese artists, are involved in the exhibition.
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news | CHENG RAN AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES NEW YORK

Crossing Borders: Seven Short Videos From China and India

May 12th, 2016

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.), New York, USA
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news | CHEN WEI AND CHENG RAN IN TURNING POINT: CONTEMPORARY ART IN CHINA SINCE 2000

Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000

July 24th through September 4th, 2016

Minsheng Art Museum
bldg F, NO.570 West Huaihai Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Highlighting the year 2000 as a key time concept, the exhibition intends to probe into the various changes, emerging trends of thought as well as social problems ever since then and to cast light on the responses contemporary art has made.
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news | CHENG RAN: IN COURSE OF THE MIRACULOUS AT K11 ART FOUNDATION HONG KONG

In Course of the Miraculous

March 21st through May 1st, 2016

K11 Art Foundation
Chi Art Space, 8/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong 

This solo exhibition of Cheng Ran features his latest work an epic-9 hour film titled In Course of the Miraculous. Coinciding with the Hong Kong edition of Art Basel in 2016, the exhibition fulfills KAF’s mandate to meaningfully incubate emerging Chinese artists, and nurture audience development by introducing a diversified art programme across mediums.
 
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news | AAAJIAO AND LIU CHUANG IN HEAVY ARTILLERY AT WHITE RABBIT GALLERY

Heavy Artillery

March 9th through August 7th, 2018

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia

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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

“Noon Club”, is a proposal by Chen Wei to represents an coming-of-age soul-searching experience. A fictitious club, the project occupies a vacated two-storey space, formerly a JBNY store, and projects dance floor deja vu into an unlikely space where a few original architectural features of the store remains in a conversation with fabrics and layers of dance club created by Chen Wei. The installation provides a intimate, sensual and yet sentimental occasion to experience both the day and night in the everyday living of a young generation, through artist’s highlighting of absence of human activities within this architectural juxtaposition of both club and store spaces.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN WE CHAT: A DIALOGUE IN CONTEMPORATY CHINESE ART AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Liu Chuang, Love Story (1), 2006-14. Found books, artist-colored rocks, wooden platform, and handwritten text on wall.

Ezra and Cecile Zikha Gallery
Wesleyan University
09 December, 2015 through 28 Feburary, 2016

Liu Chuang is featured in We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art—an exhibition hosted by Ezra and Cecile Zikha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The exhibition takes its name from WeChat, a Chinese messaging app with over 600 million users worldwide.
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news | CHENG RAN AT CASTELLO DI RIVARA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE

Utopia and Beyond

April 24th through June 18th, 2016

Castello Di Rivara Contemporary Art Centre
Contemporanea Piazza Mafalda di Savoia, 10098 Rivoli, Torino

Curated by Shi Jian, this exhibition invites 15 Chinese artists to present nearly fifty of their recent works in various forms, such as oil painting, ink painting, mixed media, and video.
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