Wechat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
26 March, 2016 through 03 July, 2016
Texas Asian Society
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX
Wechat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art explores how young artists born after the end of China’s Cultural Revolution are challenging the traditional notions of Chinese identity. Chen Wei and Liu Chuang, together with eight other young Chinese artists, are involved in the exhibition.
Crossing Borders: Seven Short Videos From China and India
May 12th, 2016
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.), New York, USA
March 5th through April 10th, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, March 5th, 6-8pm
The title of the exhibition is taken from American author Mark Twain’s novel “The Gilded Age – A Tale of Today” (1874). While the novel illuminated the superficiality that obscured social problems in the ‘gilded age’, Michael Lin projects a vivid ideology of ‘gild’ onto the cosmopolitanisms of the current era by way of dissecting a single day in our own time. Through the study of transportation and mobilities, he extends his critique to contemporary economic flows and urban circulations.
ART BASEL HONG KONG, Booth 3C04
Convention Centre, Hong Kong
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 3-8pm
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, 1-5pm
March 24th through 26th, 2016
Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000
July 24th through September 4th, 2016
Minsheng Art Museum
bldg F, NO.570 West Huaihai Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Highlighting the year 2000 as a key time concept, the exhibition intends to probe into the various changes, emerging trends of thought as well as social problems ever since then and to cast light on the responses contemporary art has made.
In Course of the Miraculous
March 21st through May 1st, 2016
K11 Art Foundation
Chi Art Space, 8/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
This solo exhibition of Cheng Ran features his latest work an epic-9 hour film titled In Course of the Miraculous. Coinciding with the Hong Kong edition of Art Basel in 2016, the exhibition fulfills KAF’s mandate to meaningfully incubate emerging Chinese artists, and nurture audience development by introducing a diversified art programme across mediums.
March 9th through August 7th, 2018
White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
JNBY Festival n.1
CHEN WEI: NOON CLUB
March 27th through May 14th, 2016
Opening: Sunday, March 27th, 12:00－18:00
Venue: 243 Wenyi Road, Xihu Dsitrict, Hangzhou, China
Curated by Francesco Bonami
Organized by JNBY Foundation
“Noon Club”, is a proposal by Chen Wei to represents an coming-of-age soul-searching experience. A fictitious club, the project occupies a vacated two-storey space, formerly a JBNY store, and projects dance floor deja vu into an unlikely space where a few original architectural features of the store remains in a conversation with fabrics and layers of dance club created by Chen Wei. The installation provides a intimate, sensual and yet sentimental occasion to experience both the day and night in the everyday living of a young generation, through artist’s highlighting of absence of human activities within this architectural juxtaposition of both club and store spaces.
Liu Chuang, Love Story (1), 2006-14. Found books, artist-colored rocks, wooden platform, and handwritten text on wall.
Ezra and Cecile Zikha Gallery
09 December, 2015 through 28 Feburary, 2016
Liu Chuang is featured in We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art—an exhibition hosted by Ezra and Cecile Zikha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The exhibition takes its name from WeChat, a Chinese messaging app with over 600 million users worldwide.
Utopia and Beyond
April 24th through June 18th, 2016
Castello Di Rivara Contemporary Art Centre
Contemporanea Piazza Mafalda di Savoia, 10098 Rivoli, Torino
Curated by Shi Jian, this exhibition invites 15 Chinese artists to present nearly fifty of their recent works in various forms, such as oil painting, ink painting, mixed media, and video.
The One Minutes: ‘The Pack – Impressions from Our Family’
January 29th through May 22nd, 2016
Opening: Daily 10am – 7pm
EYE, IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam, Netherlands
EYE on Art and The One Minutes have asked multi-media artist Felix Burger to create a new series of one-minute videos. For this project Burger will invite filmmakers to respond to a one-minute video he has made – the keyword being ‘family album’.
Bentu: Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation
January 27th through May 2nd, 2016
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Michael Lin: Locomotion
Michael Lin: Locomotion. Picture credit to Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila
18 February, 2016 through 29 May, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD)
GF De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Campus,
Dominga Street, Manila, Philippines
“Michael Lin: Locomotion” was the artist’s first solo presentation in the Philippines. Internationally known for creating monumental site-specific painted installations, Lin’s interventions redesign and reconfigure public spaces, dynamically transforming the way they are perceived by the public.
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions
Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo
11 Feb, 2016 thorough 20 Feb, 2016
Cheng Ran and Guo Hongwei participate in the 8th edition of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in February, 2016. This year’s Yebisu Festival, with “Garden in Movement” as its theme, extends from nature and people out to contemporary society itself, seeks to explore the intersection between art and expression in moving images.
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.”
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”.
January 16th through February 28th, 2016
OCAT Shenzhen, Exhibition Hall B
Unordinary Space: Liu Shiyuan, Yin Xiuzhen, and Gentucca Bini
November 19, 2015 through February 28, 2016
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.
Frieze London 2015
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.