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


 
 

current | GABRIEL LESTER: THE EARS HAVE WALLS

February 22nd through April 6th, 2014

VIP reception: Saturday, February 22nd, 6-8pm

LEO XU PROJECTS is proud to present one of the most sought-after international artists Gabriel Lester’s solo show “The Ears Have Walls”. Featuring an eerie musical performance, architectural installations, photos and videos etc., this exhibition demonstrates different aspects of artist’s sensibilities and insights on our present urban life. Bluntly making jokes of what he observes in real life, the artist stages a magical world of voyeurism, eavesdropping and cynicism while making people laugh.

The confusing title of the exhibition “The Ears Have Walls” borrows from an internet typo originally for the naming of Gabriel Lester’s mixed media work “Super-Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1)” included in Performa 13 in New York, 2013. Inspired by the accidental incident, the artist develops an amusing compilation of jokes that illustrates the absurdity of reality through a variety show.

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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2014

May 9th through 12th, 2014
Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
Booth B33

For further information, 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/.


fair | ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014


May 15th through 18th, 2014
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
1 Harbour Rd, Hong Kong
Booth 1D51 

For further information on the artist or request of a VIP pass, please contact: info@leoxuprojects.com.

To learn more about Art Basel Hong Kong, please visit: www.artbasel.com/en/Hong-Kong


upcoming| CHEN WEI, CUI JIE, GUO HONGWEI, LIU CHUANG AND MORE IN TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART

CUI JIE, "Jiu Xian Bridge Market", 2012, Oil on canvas, 100 x 160 cm

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

The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it 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.
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upcoming| CHENG RAN AND HEIDI VOET IN DECORUM:CARPETS AND TAPESTRIES BY ARTISTS

Decorum:Carpets and tapestries by artists
Power Station of Art, Shanghai
April 26th through July 14th, 2014
Curators:Gong Yan, Anne Dressen

Decorum is a chance to discover the often unknown ventures into weaving by both major artists of the twentieth century, as well as lesser known artists (such as Guidette Carbonell). The exhibition also includes anonymous works from different time periods and regions in order to underscore meaningful similarities and differences. Details »

current | GABRIEL LESTER IN THE 19TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY

The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire
March 21st through June 9th, 2014
Vernissage: Tuesday, March 18th to Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Various venues, Sydney, Australia

You Imagine What You Desire is an evocation celebrating the artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis. It makes enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience, and relates this to historical precedents and future opportunities to imagine possible worlds. It seeks to understand the need artists have today to create immersive and expanded environments, and locates this activity as part of an art historical trajectory, and as a pursuit into the issues of human consciousness, and their psychological, cognitive and corporeal imperatives. Details »

past | CHENG RAN, CHEN WEI, GUO HONGWEI, ZHANG JUNGANG & LI JIE ON ARTSHARE.COM

JPEG: New Practices in Photography
 March 6th through April 6th, 2014
online exhibition on Artshare.com
Curated by Leo Xu

Leo Xu Projects collaborated with artshare.com to present an in depth selection of four important Chinese artists and collectives.

JPEG, in computing, is a common method of compressing images. And JPEGs are arguably the most common image format we encounter in our everyday life.

With the advent of JPEGs, the philosophy of photography has been significantly challenged and changed. Access and availability have become instant, the categorization of genres smashed, boundaries of aesthetics blurred. Between 2000 and 2005, we saw an exuberance of online forums and bulletins specializing in photography in China, frequented by a young generation of Chinese, some of whom now active artists on the local and international scene. This uprising also coincided with the momentary boom of photography festivals accommodated by many remote and ancient towns in China. These critical years heralded the arrival of a generation of artists less interested in documenting, with their cameras, performances that solely test the endurance and limits of the body. Rather, they see photography as a frontier that connects choreography, cinematography, literature, and theatre performance.
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past | HEIDI VOET: AS FAR AS I CAN SEE

January 28th to February 28th, 2014
MCM gallery space, IAPM mall, Shanghai
Organizer: LEO XU PROJECTS 

Belgian artist Heidi Voet’s solo show “As Far As I Can See” presents one of her most widely known series, two tremendous craft works consisting of thousands of colorful digital watches made in China weaving into rugs. A new photograph pairing with an installation Stars & Constellations is placed in the store VIP room, echoing the intimacy and exclusivity of the environment. The exhibition is open to public from January 28th through February 28th, 2014. Details »

news | CHENG RAN AND ITEM IDEM ON VISIONAIRE

CHENG RAN and ITEM IDEM, "Joss", 2013, film still (video, 6 min 2 sec)

Artists Cheng Ran and Cyril Duval (Item Idem) create a video work “Joss” for the New York based magazine VISIONAIRE’s online project “30DAYS30ARTISTS” in 2013.

Click below to view the work online.
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past | LI QING: IN THE VICINITY

LI QING, "Manuscript on Window", 2013, wood, glass, metal, oil color, 66 x 114 x 10.5 cm

November 30th, 2013 through February 13th, 2014

Artist Li Qing‘s solo show In the Vicinity comprises a new series of site-specific installations, videos, mixed media and poet etc. By creating visual illusions and juxtaposing or transforming different visual symbols, artist demonstrates us a dynamic cityscape of Shanghai: a complex web of various ideologies and notions coexisting and mingling. He opens up dialogues between the history and the present as well as between the past and the future.

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