fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2013


Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
Booth B28

May 10th through 13th, 2013
Professional view May 9th, 2-9pm

 
LEO XU PROJECTS is proud to announce our participation in Frieze New York at Randall’s Island, running from May 10th through 13th, 2013. At booth B28, we will be presenting Beijing-based artist Liu Chuang’ssolo show. It features a selection of his recent works that explore the cultures of the Shenzhen and Guangdong region that are shaped by a large population of migrant workers.

LIU CHUANG, "Buying Everything On You", 2006-present, found objects, dimension variable

Liu Chuang’s work integrates social intervention with institutional critique to examine China’s immediate realities, particularly the Shanzhai—the phenomenon of piracy and plagiarism in mass manufacturing and culture. Working across disciplines from video, installation, architecture to performance, Liu uses banal ready-mades and intervention techniques with a subtle, wry sensibility and an awareness of absurdity.

Highlights of the booth include: a piece from his internationally exhibited series “Buying Everything on You” (2006-present) that presents possessions—underwear, ID cards, knives, lighters, combs, toothbrushes, band-aids, etc.—Liu acquired from individuals he encountered in Shenzhen’s migrant job-market; a collection of pulp fiction novels from local book-rental stores, characterized by romantic and kung fu themes, and kitsch in style, are covered with written comments from readers who are local laborers. Additionally a video documenting a performance Liu is featured in, which probes the urban transformation of contemporary China, will be presented.

A leading figure of young generation of Chinese artists, Liu Chuang (b.1978 in Hubei) has exhibited extensively at China’s prestigious institutions and galleries, including National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2011), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011), Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing (2012, 2011), Nanjing Museum, Nanjing (2005), and He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (2003). His works have been featured in international exhibitions such as “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus” at New Museum in New York (2009); “China Power Station”, which traveled from Battersea Power Station, London (2006), to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2007), and MUDAM, Luxembourg (2008); Mediations Biennale, Poznan (2008); “Slash Fiction”, Gasworks (London, 2007).

Liu Chuang lives and works in Beijing.

 
 
Visit Artist Page for details and press on Liu Chuang.

For further information on the project, please contact the gallery at info@leoxuprojects.com or +86-21-3461 1245.

For visitor information, please visit Frieze New York website: http://friezenewyork.com/.

 
 

LIU CHUANG, "Buying Everything On You", detail


LIU CHUANG, "Love Stories", 2008-present, found books, dimension variable


 
 
2013年5月10日至13日
专业预览 5月9日,下午2-9点

弗里兹纽约艺术博览会(Frieze New York)
美国,纽约,曼哈顿,兰德尔岛
展位号:B28

 
LEO XU PROJECTS很荣幸的宣布在本届弗里兹纽约艺术博览会(Frieze New York)我们将呈现北京青年艺术家刘窗的个展。博览会展期将于2013年5月10日开始,13日闭幕,专业预览时间是5月9日,下午2-9点。我们的展位号:B28。

刘窗的作品融合了社会干预与机构批判等元素,考察中国当下现实,其中尤以“山寨”文化为其近期作品的焦点。其创作涉足了录像、装置、建筑乃至行为表演等多重领域。其作品惯用呆板的日常现成品,并糅杂了细密感性、荒诞与错愕感。本次个展系由一批刘窗近作构成的现场装置,深度探讨了经由广大庞杂的外来流动务工人口改造的深圳、广东当地文化。

展览的焦点包括:一件出自刘窗在国内外广泛展览的系列《收购》(2006—至今)的装置,该装置罗列了艺术家从深圳人才市场的外来务工人员身上收购的所有物件,包括内衣外套、身份证、银行卡、刀具、牙刷、创可贴等;一件收罗了艺术家从东莞采购的旧书摊上的二手旧书,这些地摊文学包容了言情、功夫等主题,设计粗劣低俗,内文中留存了匿名读者的留言与字句。此外,还将首映一部记录了艺术家现场行为表演的录像短片。

作为今日中国新生代艺术家的代表之一,刘窗(1978年生于湖北)在国内的诸多著名美术馆、画廊频繁展出,譬如,中国美术馆(北京,2011)、民生现代美术馆(上海,2011)、中央美术学院美术馆(北京,2011、2012)、南京博物院(南京,2005)、何香凝美术馆(深圳,2003)等。此外,他的作品亦屡屡参加国际重要的展览,如《比基督还年轻》,新美术馆(纽约,2009);《中国发电站》,巴特西发电站(伦敦,2006)、Astrup Fearnley现代美术馆(奥斯陆,2007)、MUDAM(卢森堡,2008);《调解——波兹南双年展》,(波兰,2008);《同人小说》,Gasworks(伦敦,2007)等。

刘窗现生活、工作于北京。

 
访问艺术家主页,了解更多关于刘窗的作品和媒体报道。

更多项目的信息,请联系画廊 info@leoxuprojects.com 或致电 +86-21-3461 1245。

艺博会参观信息,请见弗里兹纽约(Frieze New York)官方网站 http://friezenewyork.com/
 

LIU CHUANG, "Untitled (The Festival)", 2011, single channel video, 5 min 14 sec


 
 

fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2015

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.

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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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offsite | THE TELL-TALE HEART

CHENG RAN, "Hit-or-miss-ist", 2013, sound installation

A group exhibition of artists aaajiao, Ian Cheng, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Koo Jeong A, Ken Okiishi, and Rirkrit Tiravanija

DATES & VENUE
March 13th through April 17th, 2015; hours: 9am-6pm
Chi Art Space, 8/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

OPENING RECEPTION & SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
Thursday, March 12th, 5-8pm, with a special performance by Rirkrit Tiravanija at 6-7pm.
The performance continues from March 13th through 15th, 1-2pm daily.

ARTISTS’ TALK
aaajiao, Cheng Ran, Koo Jeong A and Ken Okiishi with Para/Site executive director and curator Cosmin Costinas
Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 4pm
18/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
 
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upcoming | WEI JIA: MILDLY BITING, ENCOUNTERING SPRING

WEI JIA, 2015, Oil painting

April 25th through May 31th, 2015

current | CHEN WEI: IN THE WAVES

History of Enchantment (Cold Sculpture), 2014

Chi K11 Art Museum
B3, K11 Art Mall,
No.300 Huaihai Road Central, Shanghai

March 16th through May 31th, 2015

current | CHENG RAN: MUSIC IS ON, BAND IS GONE

Chi K11 Art Museum
B3, K11 Art Mall,
No.300 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai

March 16th through May 31th, 2015

A Telephone Booth Romance, 2014

HIT-OR-MISS-IT, 2013

current | ALIAS: AAAJIAO

January 16th through April 12th, 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.
 
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fair | ART BASEL HONG KONG 2015

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.

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fair | MICHAEL LIN IN DESIGN SHANGHAI 2015

DESIGN SHANGHAI 2015
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
NO 1000, Middle Yan’an Rd
Jing’an, Shanghai

March 27th through 30th, 2015

In the booth of IDEAT magazine (Modern Media Group), Michael Lin will be presenting his installation “After Chandigarh (Architecture or revolution)”.

“After Chandigarh (Architecture or revolution)” is a direct reference to a historical period in the modernization of India, which has parallels to what is happening in China today. Modernity, not as a temporal marker but as the grand narrative of art and architecture developed in the west, is an unavoidable construct that must be confronted and questioned in the context of China in order to develop its own modern culture and art. As Amartya Sen, the Indian economist and philosopher, says, “Identity and cultural identity in particular cannot rest exclusively on what is our ‘own’, but requires an openness to, and mutual enrichment with what is foreign.”
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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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