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 | NINA CANELL: REFLEXOLOGY

Nina Canell: Reflexology

November 9th, 2016 through January 15th, 2017
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 9th, 5-8pm

Nina Canell: “Reflexology” is the first solo exhibition of Berlin-based artist Nina Canell (b.1979, Sweden) to take place in China. Set across all three floors of the gallery space, Canell’s characteristically concise sculptural works of found and functional objects explore the often-overlapping networks and natural phenomena that surround us, probing the connections between material objects and immaterial forces. For this exhibition, Canell presents a series of new and recent works, incorporating site-specific elements and objects that have been sourced locally in Shanghai.

Taking the practice of reflexology as her starting point, Canell uses the exhibition format to investigate how the varying meanings of the term might be interpreted through the relationship between the work and its viewer.
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fair | ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach
Stand N13
Miami Beach Convention Center
December 1st through 4th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, November 30th

LEO XU PROJECTS is pleased to announce its participation for the first time at Art Basel | Miami Beach. Located at stand N13, the gallery brings a group presentation of three artists; aaajiao, Cui Jie and Liu Shiyuan, each articulating a different vision of their experiences living, working and exhibiting in the city of Shanghai.
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fair | ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2016

ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
Stand W28
Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai 

November 10th through 13th, 2016
Preview Thursday, November 9th

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fair | WEST BUND ART & DESIGN 2016

West Bund Art & Design
Stand C2
West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

November 9th through 13th, 2016
Preview Tuesday, November 8th

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news | GABRIEL LESTER SOLO EXHIBITION AT CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE (CAC), VILNIUS

Gabriel Lester: The Nine Day Week
November 25th, 2016 through January 15th, 2017
Opening November 25th, 6pm

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Vokiečių 2
LT-01130 Vilnius
Lithuania

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news | AAAJIAO AND CUI JIE IN HACK SPACE AT CHI K11 ART MUSEUM

Cui Jie, Building of Cranes #1, 2014. Oil on canvas. 150 x 110 cm.

HACK SPACE

November 9th, 2016 through December 8th, 2016
Opening: November 8th, 2016 | 5pm

chi K11 art museum, Shanghai
Level B3, K11 Art Mall, 300 Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Aaajiao and Cui Jie are included in the new edition of the group exhibition “Hack Space” in chi K11 art museum in Shanghai, co-curated by Amira Gad and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and the Serpentine Galleries are pleased to continue their collaboration, which begun with the presentation of the group exhibition HACK SPACE during Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, by presenting a new edition of the HACK SPACE exhibition at the chi K11 art museum in Shanghai. The exhibition runs from 9 November to 8 December 2016.

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fair | ASIA NOW 2016

PIXY LIAO, "A Collection of Penises", 2013-present

Asia Now
Stand A207
9 Avenue Hoche, Paris

October 19th through 23th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, October 19th

LEO XU PROJECTS is pleased to present “Girls: Portraits, Fantasies and Troubles”, a group exhibition curated for gallery’s second-year participation in Asia Now. The booth includes a selection of photographs, installations, sculptures and videos created by Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Liu Shiyuan, and others, which carefully study individual and collective emotions, experiences and expressions of young female Chinese in their everyday and professional life.

New to the gallery stable, Shanghai-born Brooklyn-based young female artist Pixy Liao attempts to smash the stereotypes of hierarchies in relationship and gender roles by presenting a body of bold and experimental works — “A Collection of Penises” (2013-present) shows a collection of nineteen pink soft fabric models of male genitals in various possible shapes created by the artist’s partner; “Start your day with a good breakfast” (2009) is a selfie of the artist and her partner interacting in explicit and provocative manners. Having studied and lived in Beijing and New York, Copenhagen-based Liu Shiyuan presents a playful sculpture “But My Apple…” (2015) that captures a subtle second-thought on female’s sensibility.
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past | PIXY LIAO: VENUS AS A BOY

September 24th through October 25th, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, September 24th, 6-8pm.

“Pixy Liao: Venus As A Boy” marks the first solo exhibition of Shanghai-born Brooklyn-based young female artist Pixy Yijun Liao with the gallery, running from September 24th through October 25th, 2016. Having studied photography at University of Memphis and lived in the States for over a decade, Liao is highly influenced by the style of New American Color Photography in her practices, yet spinning off from the critique of “the American dream” to focus on the contemporary lives of Asian immigrants in the western society, presenting portraits and relationship hierarchies of the youth and the minorities with a rare observational wit.

The title of the exhibition is taken from one of the greatest hits of Icelandic musician, singer, and actress Björk Gumundsdottir, in which she questions masculine and feminine gender identities as socially constructed and breaks down the popular conceptions of gender binaries. Sharing a similar objection against the conventional assumptions of gender roles, Pixy Liao uses language of contemporary American photography of deadpan portraits, seemingly unmemorable objects, and staged scenes in her photographic practices to challenge the preconceived notions about characteristics and behaviors of different genders in heterosexual relationships in the Asian American society, throwing tradition out the window in an often humorous effect.
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news | CUI JIE IN VITAMIN P3

Vitamin P3 – New Perspectives in Painting

Publisher: Phaidon Press, 2016
Hardcover: 352 pages
550 color illustrations
11.38 x 9.88 in
28.9 x 25.1 cm

Since the publication of the first Vitamin P in 2002, painting has continued to evolve and excite, with new generations responding to its historic importance and taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with – and pushing the boundaries of – the medium of paint.

For the full article on Cui Jie, please [download pdf]

news | CHENG RAN: DIARY OF A MADMAN AT THE NEW MUSEUM

Cheng Ran: Diary of a Madman

October 19th 2016 through January 15th 2017
New Museum, New York

Curated by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni.

fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2016

Frieze London
Stand H20
Regent’s Park, London

October 6th through 9th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, October 6th

Titled after Arthur Rimbaud’s eponymous poem, “Le Bateau Ivre (Drunken Boat)” is young Chinese artist Chen Wei’s solo project that features his photographs of various formats and installations across multiple media. A time capsule on China’s disco and relevant youth cultures since the early 1990s onwards, the project outlines the growth of Chen’s generation through artist’s fabricated visual and literal materials which are informed by then British publications like i-D and the Face (once circulated underground in Beijing and Shanghai). Chen explores the mystery of Chinese disco, an apparition in most celebrated films by Jia Zhangke and Lou Ye, but barely made to the discourse of Chinese visual art. An unlicensed institution of Chinese youth cultures and generational concerns, Chen commented.
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news | AAAJIAO IN TAKE ME I’M YOURS AT JEWISH MUSEUM NEW YORK

Take Me (I’m Yours)

September 16th, 2016 through February 5th, 2017

Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

Aaajiao presents a new installation in “Take Me (I’m Yours)” at the Jewish Museum. “Take Me (I’m Yours)” was originally conceived by Christian Boltanski and Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1995. The New York show is curated by Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Jewish Museum; Hans Ulrich Obrist; and Kelly Taxter, Assistant Curator, the Jewish Museum.
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news | LIU SHIYUAN IN YINCHUAN BIENNALE 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan

Yinchuan Biennale
For an Image, Faster Than Light

September 9th through December 18th, 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan
No.12, HeLe Road, Xingqing District, 750101 Yinchuan, China

The first edition of the Yinchuan Biennale which will open on September 9, 2016 with the participation of 74 artists from 33 countries including China and will culminate on December 18, 2016. The YC Biennale 2016 is contextualizing some of the most important issues confronting the world from the scientific to the spiritual, from the psychic to the philosophical, from the catastrophic to the celebratory.
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news | CHENG RAN SELECTED FOR RESIDENCY AND SOLO EXHIBITION AT NEW MUSEUM NEW YORK

Cheng Ran at work

After reviewing more than fifty portfolios and interviewing more than fifteen artists, the New Museum and the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) have selected Hangzhou-based artist Cheng Ran for a three-month residency in New York City, which will culminate in an exhibition in the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery. Cheng Ran will be working in residence at the Museum’s adjacent 231 Bowery studio space from August to October 2016, with his exhibition opening to the public on October 19. Though his work has been exhibited internationally, the New Museum show will be the artist’s first US solo exhibition and the result of his first visit to the United States.

news | AAAJIAO IN OVERPOP AT YUZ MUSEUM SHANGHAI

OVERPOP

September 4th, 2016 through January 15th, 2017

Yuz Museum
No.35 Fenggu Road, Shanghai

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past | PERFORMING TIME

Elizabeth Neel, Traders and Trade Routes 2, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 180.3 x 195.6 cm

Performing Time

April 23rd through July 20th, 2016
VIP reception Saturday April 23rd,6-8pm

 
Artists: Chris Huen Sin Kan, Li Qing, Elizabeth Neel, Ken Okiishi, Shahzia Sikander, Taocheng Wang
 
“Performing Time” is the second curatorial collaboration between Pilar Corrias Gallery (London) and Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai), following a critically acclaimed exhibition in Hong Kong “The Tell-Tale Heart” (2015) where the relationship between narrative and new media was addressed. The new group exhibition otherwise steers its focus to painting as a medium that has recently gained vigor and repertoire from new ways of image-making, data, and performative languages in a world constantly reshaped by digital media. A product of the galleries’ ongoing opinion exchange on the gestural and time-based nature of Chinese calligraphy and ink painting, the show evaluates the boundaries of painting by and through time: How the notion of time in its physical and metaphysical sense has influenced artist’s respective practices.
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news | CHEN WEI IN ANOTHER LANDSCAPE AT YANG ART MUSEUM

 

Another Landscape
10 Aug, 2016 through 9 Oct, 2016
Yang Museum, 3rd Floor, Building 14, No.6 Chaoyang Rd, Beijing, CHINA

Chen Wei is included in the photography-centered exhibition Another Landscape at Yang Art Musuem: the exhibition is curated by Jérémie Thircuir and will face the public on the 10th of August, 2016.

Landscape is a wide field providing endless inspiration and potential for artists, albeit one of photography’s most challenging genres.
另一种风景 – Another Landscape highlights the new vocabulary of contemporary photographers working in China, pushing the boundaries of the medium to differentiate themselves from mass image production. The exhibition encompasses both domestic Chinese artists and the group of foreign photographers who produced the Middle Kingdom.
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news | AAAJIAO PARTICIPATES IN SHANGHAI PROJECT


Shanghai Project

Phase I: Launching on September 4th, 2016
Phase II: April 22nd through July 30th, 2017

Shanghai Himalayas Museum
3rd and 4th Floors, 869 Yinghua Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, China

Aaajiao is invited by Shanghai Project to participate in the exhibition as a researcher, and as one of the seven jury members for the Shanghai Project Open Call, Qidian. Aaajiao’s work, characterized by sci-tech driven imagination and engages directly with Internet sphere, data processing and filtration of information aligns with the project’s futuristic theme, “Envision 2166.”
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news | LIU CHUANG IN MATTER FICTIONS AT MUSEU COLEÇÃO BERARDO

LIU CHUANG, BBR1 (No1. of Blossom Bud Restrainer), 2015, single channel video, color, sound, 4 min 56 sec

Matter Fictions

May 4th through August 21st, 2016

Museu Coleção Berardo
Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisbon, Portugal

Liu Chuang’s video “BBR1 (No1. of Blossom Bud Restrainer)” is on view in the exhibition “Matter Fictions” curated Margarida Mendes at Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon.

Recounting a partial history of our relation with matter, this exhibition explores how the crossover between cosmological narratives, the spatial revolutions of concrete poetry, and hypertextual and territorial fictions might have an impact on the recognition of human agency in a time that calls for our action on climate change.
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news | AAAJIAO: REMNANTS OF AN ELECTRONIC PAST AT CFCCA

aaajiao: Remnants of an Electronic Past
Opening: Aug 18th 2016, 6-8pm
Aug 19th 2016 through Oct 9th 2016

Gallery 1, Manchester Center for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
13 Thomas Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M4 1EU

Aaajiao’s solo exhibition, Remnants of an Electronic Past, opens a series of programme at the Manchester Center for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in celebration of the city’s position as European City of Science 2016. CFCCA’s following programme will explore the boundaries between art and science through the lens of Chinese contemporary art.
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