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 | CHEN WEI: THE LAST MAN

November 14th, 2015 through January 24th, 2016

Opening reception: Saturday, November 14th, 2015, 6-8pm.
 
“[…] the music and atmosphere carry the dancers as they search for their dream.
But in the end, the club makes everyone the same.
You can’t go against the crowd.”

 
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news | LIU CHUANG AND LIU SHIYUAN AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON


Bentu: Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation

January 27th through May 2nd, 2016
Fondation Louis Vuitton
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news | LIU SHIYUAN AT YUZ MUSEUM SHANGHAI

Liu Shiyuan: As Simple As Clay

November 14th 2015 through January 31st 2016

Yuz Museum Shanghai
35 Feng Gu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

The first museum solo show of the artist, “As Simple As Clay” shows Liu Shiyuan’s critically acclaimed installation of the same tile in full scale. First included in “Local Futures” (2013) at He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, and later featured in “Alter-Circuit” (2014) at Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium and Et al. gallery, San Francisco, the newest presentation occupies the entire project room in Shanghai’s Yuz Museum, presenting an encyclopedia view of thousands of internet photos that catalogues the notion of “clay”.

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news | CHENG RAN AND ZHENG BO IN ADRIFT AT OCAT SHENZHEN


January 16th through February 28th, 2016
OCAT Shenzhen, Exhibition Hall B

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news | LIU SHIYUAN AT AURORA MUSEUM

Unordinary Space: Liu Shiyuan, Yin Xiuzhen, and Gentucca Bini

November 19, 2015 through February 28, 2016
Aurora Museum

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news | LIU CHUANG AT K11 ART VILLAGE WUHAN

Liu Chuang: Segmented Landscape

November 6th, 2015 through February 5th, 2016
K11 art village, Wuhan

The exhibition title, Segmented Landscape, is derived from an eponymous artwork by Liu Chuang, which lies at the core of the exhibition. The visual imagery of the artwork is based on the classical Chinese pattern “Fangsheng”, a common device that has been used as anti-burglary grilles on windows since 1980s. The motif has become ubiquitous among modern architecture, witnessing the evolving social history through the lens of its multilayered profile. First exhibited in the 10thShanghai Biennial under the invitation of Chief Curator Anselm Franke, Liu Chuang will show his most recent video works from that series in this solo presentation. A progression of installations and videos interrogating both the utilitarian aspect of “window” and the aesthetic will be on display, projecting the trajectory of China’s modernisation in last thirty years.
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fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2015

Frieze London 2015
Stand H20
October 14th through 17th, 2015
Preview: Tuesday, October 13th, 2-8:30pm

For our second year participation in Frieze London, the gallery presents a group show entitled “The Rural Poetics”, and curated by the Gland, an alternative space founded by Chengdu-born, Beijing-based young artist Guo Hongwei and located in Beijing’s far-off infamous Heiqiao Village, also known as Black Bridge Village beyond the city’s fifth ring road. The stand will includes new works by Chen Wenbo, Guo Hongwei, Han Wuzhou, Hu Qingtai, Li Binyuan, Li Jinghu, Li Shurui, Wang Guangxu, Yan Bing, Yang Guangnan, Yang Xinguan, etc.
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news | CHENG RAN IN FIAC’S ARTIST’S FILM PROGRAM CINÉPHÉMÈRE 2015

CHENG RAN, "The Last Sentence", 2013, Single channel video with sound, 12 min 44 sec

Tuesday, October 20th through Sunday, October 25th, everyday 1pm-6pm
Tuileries garden, “carré des sangliers”, Concorde entrance.

Admission: at the Cinéphémère or directly at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard:
info@fondation-entreprise-ricard.com / +33 (0)1 53 30 88 00

 
Cheng Ran participates in FIAC’s artist’s film program Cinéphémère 2015. Curated by Daniel Kurjakovic, the sixth edition of Cinéphémère will be presented by FIAC and the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard in the Tuileries Garden. More than thirty short films by artists—for instance, Alain Fleischer, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Alex Prager, James Richards, Bojan Šarčević, Colin Snapp, Mario Garcia Torres—are screened every day from Tuesday, October 20th to Sunday, October 25th, in a 14-seat cinema.
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news | AAAJIAO AT ZKM CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA

aaajiao, "Gfwlist", 2010, Corian, thermal printer module, thermal paper, 76 x 30 x 280 cm

Globale: Global Control And Censorship
ZKM Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe, Germany
October 3rd, 2015 through May 1st, 2016

 
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past | LIU SHIYUAN: FROM HAPPINESS TO WHATEVER

LIU SHIYUAN, "From Happiness to Whatever", 2015, carpet, speaker, iPod player

September 7th through October 10th, 2015
Opening reception: Monday, September 7th, 5-8pm

“From ‘Happiness’ to ‘Whatever’” is the first solo exhibition in Shanghai of young Chinese female artist Liu Shiyuan who splits her time working and living between Beijing and Copenhagen. The exhibition brings together a body of photographs and installation representative of Liu Shiyuan’s practice and made within the past 3 years, and a series of commissioned new works created specifically for this exhibition and for the gallery space in a old Shanghai lane house.

“From ‘Happiness’ to ‘Whatever’” originates with the artist’s confusions, such as “what is a good life”, “how can one be balanced”, “what is the right value system”, “what kind of social system can provide the best for the progress of human’s wisdom”, among others. The exhibition is a process of questioning and answering with the artist’s engagement by way of visual production and performance, and a quest that begins at the question “what is happiness” that extends to the mentality of various individuals.
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