news | GABRIEL LESTER IN MOSCOW BIENNALE 2015

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

news | CHEN WEI AT MUSEUM FOLKWANG

CHINA 8
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.

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news | GUO HONGWEI IN JING SHEN AT PAC MILAN

JING SHEN
The act of painting in contemporary China

PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
July 10th through September 6th, 2015

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news | CHENG RAN AND GABRIEL LESTER IN WHEN I GIVE, I GIVE MYSELF AT VAN GOGH MUSEUM

WHEN I GIVE, I GIVE MYSELF
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
May 9th, 2015 through Jan 17th, 2016

Works by Cheng Ran and Gabriel Lester are included in “When I Give, I Give Myself”, a show that features 23 Dutch and international artists and writers to provide a contemporary trail through the permanent collection, placing Vincent van Gogh in a different light.

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news | CHENG RAN IN UTOPIAN DAYS – FAIRY TALES

Cheng Ran: Utopian Days – Fairy Tales

April 25th through June 14th, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art
No. 39 Chang-an West Rd, Taipei, Taiwan

Fairy Tales is the third edition of the traveling exhibition Utopian Days, curated by Haily Grenet (France) and Martin Schulze (Germany).
Fairy Tales, organized by curatorial project Utopian Days, looks at the transmission of the tales from East to West, and vice versa, which often happened along the Silk Road, the most prominent and vital trade road that connects Europe and Asia. Today the Silk Road is as important as it has ever been and as recently as December 2014, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged US$40bln towards the Silk Road Fund, to strengthen exchanges and interconnections along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in a bid to strengthen links among the 3 billion people who live along the Silk Road today.
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news | GABRIEL LESTER NEW YORK BOOK LAUNCH

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Project Space
323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor NY NY 10018

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 6pm

On the occasion of the publication “Forced Perspective”, a book launch is organized to present Amsterdam-based artist Gabriel Lester’s presentation on his previous projects and a discussion with gallerist Leo Xu and critic Lee Ambrozy.

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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 »