news | CHENG RAN IN ESSENTIAL MATTERS – MOVING IMAGES FROM CHINA AT BORUSAN CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL TURKEY

Essential Matters – Moving Images from China

April 4th through August 30th, 2015
Borusan Contemporary
Balta Limanı Hisar Cd. No:5, 34470 Sarıyer, Istanbul
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news | THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS

THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS

March 29th through June 28th, 2015
Minsheng Art Museum
F/570 West Huaihai Rd, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum presents The System of Objects, a group show by Chinese contemporary artists. Featuring 44 artists whose practice varies from painting, sculpture, installation to video and animation, the exhibition shown on the ground floor of the museum will be open to public on March 29 and run through June 28, 2015. Details »

news | CHENG RAN IN READS LIKE A BOOK AT CRICOTEKA

Reads Like A Book

January 23rd through March 15th, 2015
CRICOTEKA
ul. Nadwiślańska 2-4, 30-527 Kraków, Poland

Once again Cricoteka presents multimedia and performative artistic strategies, this time focusing on literature. The Book Lovers exhibition strives to prove that literature, when treated by visual artists, can take place well beyond the space of the book. The Book Lovers project investigates the many ways in which artists conceive their novels as part of their art projects. For artists like Jill Magid, Cheng Ran, and Lindsay Seers the novel is not only a literary product of narrative fiction, but they also employ their novels as they would video or installation — as an aspect of a larger work or body of works.
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news | MICHAEL LIN: UNTITLED (CLOCKWISE)

Michael Lin, “Untitled (Clockwise).” Photograph by John McKinnon. Courtesy of SCAD.

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
601 Turner Blvd.

February 17th through May 17th, 2015

The SCAD Museum of Art presents a new site-specific installation by acclaimed artist Michael Lin. Known for his large-scale painting interventions based on vibrantly patterned Taiwanese textiles, Lin’s practice has been hailed as a new approach to contemporary art and the museum through the creation of immersive and experiential environments. His installations challenge notions of art as object based, and skew expectations of the exhibition as an event. Lin expresses interest in relations —between himself as an artist to his environment, and between his work and the audience.

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news | CHEN WEI, LI QING, LIU CHUANG IN THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS

Minsheng Art Museum
bldg F, NO.570 West Huaihai Road
Changning, Shanghai, China

March 29th through June 28th, 2015

Chief Curator: Ai Min
Academic Adviser: Wang Min’an

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum is pleased to present The System of Objects, a group show by Chinese contemporary artists. Featuring 44 artists whose practice varies from painting, sculpture, installation to video and animation, the exhibition shown on the ground floor of the museum will be open to public on March 29 and run through June 28, 2015.
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news | CHENG RAN IN SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN, STRP BIENNIAL

Cheng Ran: SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN, STRP BIENNIAL

March 20th through March 29th, 2015
Silent Cinema
Klokgebouw 50, 5617 AB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

For STRP, Sedition curated a programme connected to the Biennial and to the theme SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN with works by ten artists including Cheng Ran. Sedition is the world’s leading online platform where artists display and sell their art in digital format for affiliated members’connected screens and devices – hereby – offering an easy, affordable  and social way, to experience art-collecting in the digital age. Working with some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Sedition providesesents an innovative way to collect and trade digital, limited edition, art. The mission of Sedition is to change the art world by introducing a marketplace for collecting and trading art in the digital age.

news | CHENG RAN IN INSIDE CHINA: L’Intérieur du Géant

CHENG RAN: INSIDE CHINA: L’Intérieur du Géant

March 12nd through May 3rd, 2015
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
G/F, Cosco Tower, Grand Millennium Plaza, 183 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Inside China – L’Intérieur du Géant inaugurates a long-term collaboration between Palais de Tokyo and the K11 Art Foundation dedicated to the discovery and presentation of emerging art scenes in China and France. This exhibition presents five Chinese artists in dialogue with three French artists. The selection of this new wave of Chinese artists is a distillation of over one hundred studio visits in ten cities across China. Details »

news | CHENG RAN IN MADATAC – VIDEO ART IN CHINA

Cheng Ran: Video Art in China – MADATAC

December 11th through December 14th, 2014
Reina Sofia Museum
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain

MADATAC is an independent and non-profit springboard, with an cultural diversity approach for cutting edge experimental and new media audio-visual culture, that particularly values innovation, originality and risk-taking art projects.
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news | CHENG RAN AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

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.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN THE 10TH SHANGHAI BIENNALE

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.
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news | GABRIEL LESTER IN FOLKESTONE TRIENNIAL 2014


Folkestone Triennial 2014
August 30th through November 2nd, 2014
Curator:Lewis Biggs

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.

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news | CHENG RAN IN THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM, AVIFF ART FILM FESTIVAL

Cheng Ran: The Exchange Program

June 26th through July 1, 2014
AVIFF Art Film Festival (Cannes, France)
Basement 6
115 Pingwu Rd, Shanghai, China

Designed in 2008 as a contemporary art fair, “AVIFF-Art Film Festival” pays attention to films that can’t be easily defined. The films included are unique because they don’t correspond to any definitions the reviews would like to use,and it’s not possible to determine their meaning or the “genre” they belong to.The AVIFF is a walk in the garden of the Film that route in the landscape of Video-Art to discover or to find “another way of making films”.
Basement 6 Collective Shanghai and AVIFF Cannes present The Exchange Program (TEP), a two part program of video-art/film screenings. The screening is of AVIFF’s international film program, which is also shown during Cannes Film Festival in MayVisit B6C.

news | LIU CHUANG IN THE 10TH GWANGJU BIENNALE

The 10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House
September 5th through November 9th, 2014
Curator: Jessica Morgan

The 10th Gwangju Biennale will bring together 105 artists from 36 countries and will include 35 new commissions, each selected for their relevance to the theme of the Biennale, Burning Down the House. Details »

news | CHEN WEI IN PERFORMANCE AND IMAGINATION: CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1911-2014

CHEN WEI, "In The Waves #5", 2013, Archival Inkjet Print, 180 x 225cm

Performance and Imagination: Chinese Photography 1911-2014
September 19th, 2014 through January 25th, 2015
Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Curator: Per Bjarne Boym

Works by Chinese photo artists from every decade of the 20th century are juxtaposed with works from the last five years by ten contemporary photo artists. This extensive exhibition makes its European debut in Stavanger abd offers a glimpse into a rich photographic tradition. Details »

news | LIU CHUANG IN KUNSTHALL STAVANGER

LIU CHUANG, "Untitled (The Dancing Partner)", 2012, Single channel video with sound, 5 min 15 sec

Untitled (Dancing Partners)
Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
July 1st through August 3rd, 2014
Curator: Fabienne Stephan

Untitled (Dancing Partner), 2010, by Chinese artist Liu Chuang is going to be displayed in Kunsthall Stavanger’s video room during the month of July. Part performance, part video work, the short five-minute single-channel recording ingeniously reveals the power of the majority over the individual, and the constant pressures to conform.

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news | CHENG RAN IN WE HAVE NEVER PARTICIPATED AT OCAT

The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: We Have Never Participated

May 16th through August 31st, 2014

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal
Building F2, Enping Street, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China,
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news | CHEN WEI, CUI JIE, GUO HONGWEI, LIU CHUANG AND MORE IN MY GENERATION: YOUNG CHINESE ARTISTS

Tampa Museum, Florida

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists
Tampa Museum of Art & Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
June 7th through September 28th, 2014
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
October 25th, 2014 through January 18th, 2015
Curator: Barbara Pollack

The Tampa Museum of Art is organizing an exhibition titled My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. The exhibition will be on view at the Tampa Museum of Art and our sister institution the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg from June 4 through September 28, 2014. The show is curated by Ms. Barbara Pollack and will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue to be published by D. Giles Ltd in London with essays by Ms. Pollack and Mr. Li Zhenhua. Details »

news | CHENG RAN IN NOW YOU SEE

CHENG RAN, “The Sorrows of Young Werther”, 2009, Four channel video with sound, 10 min 12 sec

Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs
Whitebox Art Center, New York, United States
May 25th through June 15th, 2014

“Now You See” is the first exhibition in New York to survey the work of young Chinese video artists, through the eyes of the collector Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, who has been collecting Chinese video art in depth since 2010.The exhibition, drawn from his collection, brings together 21 rarely seen works by 11 young artists, mostly born in the 1980s, and includes multi-screen projective installations, animations, single screen projections and monitor works. Details »

news | LEANDRO ERLICH IN REFLECTION!

LEANDRO ERLICH, "Bâtiment - Oi!", 2014, Site-specific installation, dimension variable

LEANDRO ERLICH
Reflection!
Oi!, 12 Oil St, North Point, Hong Kong, China
May 17th through August 7th, 2014

In the exhibition of Reflection!, Leandro Erlich from Argentina and Meta4 Design Forum and Kingsley Ng from Hong Kong construct a point of convergence for reality and fabricated imagery through installations, sound and vision.
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news | LI QING IN CRISS-CROSS

LI QING, "Neighbour's Window London Style", 2013, mixed media installation

Criss-Cross: Artworks of Young Chinese Contemporary Artists from Long Collection
Gallery 1, Long Museum, Shanghai, China
December 19th, 2013 through April 15th, 2014

A truth that we can realize from art history is that young artists not only represent the reality of artistic creation, but also embody the future trends of art development. In particular, artistic creation has moved into a new historical period since the 21st century. Globalization and information acceleration emphasizes global culture exchanges and advance together in artistic creation; in the meantime, it reinforces individual differences and multiple attitudes as well. Although opinions vary on value evaluation, consensus on art tendency, cultural attitude and methodology, which are unprecedented complicated and confused, artworks of young artists are increasingly showing its vitality, so that their creative capacity is gaining extensive attention. It may be believed that only to follow these constantly advancing forces, that people can face future challenges and meet opportunities to change the world beyond cultural barriers and stereotypes. Details »