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 | 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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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 | 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.

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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news | LIU SHIYUAN AT LONG MUSEUM SHANGHAI

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.

news | AAAJIAO IN TEMPORAL TURN AT SPENCER MUSEUM

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.
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news | AAAJIAO SPECIAL COMMISSION AND SOLO PROJECT AT OCAT XI’AN

aaajiao: Remnants of an Electronic Past

June 18th through September 11th, 2016
OCAT Xi’an
Beichitou 1st Road, Yanta District
Xi’an, China

 
“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.
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news | GABRIEL LESTER: UNRESOLVED EXTRAVAGANZA AT DE APPEL

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
The Netherlands

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news | CHENG RAN AND CUI JIE AT CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION

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.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN M+ SCREENINGS: VISIBLE PLACES


M+ Screenings: Visible Places

January 15th through 17th, 2016

Broadway Cinematheque
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.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN THAT HAS BEEN, AND MAY BE AGAIN AT PARA SITE HONG KONG

LIU CHUANG, Love Story, Installation detail, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2016


That Has Been, And May Be Again

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.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN BERLINALE 2016

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.
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