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.”
LIU CHUANG, BBR1 (No1. of Blossom Bud Restrainer), 2015, single channel video, color, sound, 4 min 56 sec
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.
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.
She: International Women Artists Exhibition
July 22nd through October 30th, 2016
Long Museum (West Bund)
3398 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Liu Shiyuan is featured in “She” Long Museum’s large survey on female artists around the world and across generations. Artworks from 13 countries spanning over 10 centuries by 105 artists including Marina Abramović, Jo Baer, Louise Bourgeois, Mariam Cahn, Fei Cao, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, Maya Lin, Beatriz Milhazes, Joan Mitchell, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Yuliang Pan, Jenny Saville, Kiki Smith, Jing Xiang, Hong Yu, Lisa Yuskavage, etc.
AAAJIAO, "Body Shadow, Video", 2015, single channel video, color with sound
Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia
November 11th, 2016 through March 20th, 2017
Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi St. Lawrence, KS
Three pieces of aaajiao’s video work, Obj. 4 (2014), Body Shadow, Generated, (2015), and the documentary video for Body Shadow (2015) will be exhibited in Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia this November. The exhibition is hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art in the University of Kansas.
aaajiao: Remnants of an Electronic Past
June 18th through September 11th, 2016
Beichitou 1st Road, Yanta District
“Remnants of an Electronic Past” is the first museum exhibition of Shanghai-based artist aaajiao. Curated by Karen Smith at OCAT in Xi’an, the show features a body of new works commissioned for the show. Opening June 18 and running through September 11th, 2016, “Remnants of an Electronic Past” also marks the first in a series of institutional solo exhibitions of aaajiao and museum group shows where the works will be featured in various forms throughout the year.
Gabriel Lester: Unresolved Extravaganza
June 25th through October 2nd, 2016
Opening June 24th, 6–9pm
de Appel arts centre
Prins Hendrikkade 142
1011 AT Amsterdam
CHENG RAN, "Crossroads", 2016, Light installation, Dimension variable
A Beautiful Disorder
July 3rd through November 6th, 2016
Grounds and Galleries, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Free with general entry
“A Beautiful Disorder” is the first major exhibition of newly commissioned outdoor sculpture by contemporary Greater Chinese artists to be shown in the UK.
The historical relationship between English and Chinese landscape aesthetics is the starting point and inspiration for these contemporary Chinese and Greater Chinese artists. The title of the exhibition, A Beautiful Disorder, is a quote from an influential letter written by the Jesuit missionary and artist Jean-Denis Attiret in 1743 that had a tremendous effect on English garden culture. Attiret used the term to describe the ability of the Chinese garden to provoke violent and often opposing sensations in the viewer through a series of theatrical framing devices. The exhibition invites the viewer to reflect on China’s past, present and future relationship with the world at large, and provides valuable insight into the state of Chinese culture, politics and society today from the perspective of some of its most dynamic and engaging artists.
M+ Screenings: Visible Places
January 15th through 17th, 2016
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
M+ Screenings: Visible Places is the first programme of a new ongoing series that showcases a diverse range of moving image works. Using Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities as a point of departure, M+ Screenings: Visible Places presents works by thirteen Hong Kong and international artists and filmmakers. These animations, artist moving image, documentary and feature films examine how experiences, memories, and desires of our lived environments are (re)invented and (re)imagined on-screen.
That Has Been, And May Be Again
LIU CHUANG, Love Story, Installation detail, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2016
June 11th through August 21st, 2016
Para Site Hong Kong
22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building
677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Liu Chuang’s “Love Story” is on view in “That Has Been, and May Be Again”, an exhibition curated by Leo Li Chen and Wu Mo and which is the second in a series presented by emerging Hong Kong curators. The show includes new and existing works by Chen Qiulin, Hu Jieming, Jiang Zhi, Leung Chi Wo, Li Jin, Li Jinghu, Liu Chuang, Liu Ding, Ma Liuming, Qian Weikang, Wang Youshen, Yan Lei, Yin Xiuzhen, Zheng Bo, and Zhu Jia.
Liu Chuang in Berlinale
The Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Liu Chuang is included in The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale. Exhibited in the Forum Expanded section, Liu Chuang presents his latest short film “BBR 1 – NO. 1 OF BLOSSOM BUD RESTRAINER” in “Traversing the Phantasm” at Akademie der Künste Halle 1-3.
The Mud of Compound Experience
artists: aaajiao, Uri Aran, Chen Wei, Nina Canell, Lee Kit, Li Qing, Liu Chuang, Liu Shiyuan, Mairead O’hEocha
organized and produced by mother’s tankstation and Leo Xu Projects
March 21st through 27th, 2016
No. 98 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
GABRIEL LESTER: HEAVEN, HELL & EARTH
September 24th, 2016 through January 15th, 2017
De Mortel 4, 5211 HV’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (forthcoming)
Hell Earth Heaven exhibition Heaven & Hell (and Earth) is a triptych of works by internationally known artists based on the great themes by Hieronymus Bosch. Central to Heaven & Hell (and Earth) is the eternal struggle between the essential and opposing forces in life, the world, and the psyche of man. The British duo Jake & Dinos Chapman depicts hell, the Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist comes with a heavenly contribution and the Dutch artist and filmmaker Gabriel Lester will connect these extremes in a new installation.
Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition
July 2nd through August 28th, 2016
Opening July 2nd, 1:30pm
CAFA Art Museum
8 Huajiadi S St, Chaoyang District, Beijing
China: grain to pixel
June 5th through August 28th, 2016
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
GABRIEL LESTER: AURA UTRECHT BY POLYLESTER (GABRIEL LESTER & MARTINE VLEDDER)
July 4th through November 30th, 2016
Utrecht Central Station, The Netherlands
The interactive art intervention Aura Utrecht design Poly Lester is ready. The colorful installation composed of industrial tinted plastic PVC curtains, stands at the entrance of Utrecht Central Station, on and above the steps of the city plateau at Jaarbeursplein. Poly Lester used the shielding function of the material to a to create meeting and accommodation area, which withdraws in a playful way to bustle of the busy transport hub. Invites the relaxed nature of the PVC curtains visitors to enter the pavilion from any direction. The properties of material – transparent, colorful, lively, robust – form the basis of the artwork. Details »
Cheng Ran: Orange & Blue
March 19th through April 19th, 2016
2555-5 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
LIU SHIYUAN, "This Way or That Way", 2016, Site-specific installation, detail
Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
May 4th through 8th, 2016
Located at booth B35, the gallery will be exhibiting a solo presentation of Beijing-born and Copenhagen-based young female artist Liu Shiyuan, whose installations and photographs have recently been exhibited at various institutions, including Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, Yuz Museum Shanghai (solo), Aurora Museum Shanghai, among others.
March 21st through April 24th, 2016
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
G/F, Cosco Tower, 33 Wing Lok Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Presented by the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and Serpentine Galleries, and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad, the group exhibition HACK SPACE features New Zealand artist Simon Denny together with 11 China-based artists including aaajiao, Cao Fei, Cui Jie, Guo Xi, Hu Qingtai, Firenze Lai, Li Liao, Liang Shuo, Tao Hui, Xu Qu and Zhai Liang.
Beyond The Story Told
July 9th 2016 2016
Château La Coste
2750 Route de la Cride，13610 Le Puy Ste Réparade，France
On Saturday 9th of July there will be an outdoor screening of the new video work by the artist Cheng Ran, presented by Sacha Guedj-Cohen.