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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org / +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.
GABRIEL LESTER: LEKKER LICHT
October 17th, 2015 through January 24th, 2016
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Agnietenstraat 1, 3512 XA Utrecht, The Netherlands
There is that moment when the eyes make the first light, the afterimages that you see when you look into the light and discover a rainbow in the sky. Examples of times when light turns our lives. Even when the sun goes down light plays a major role in our lives. Think of your nightlight or the neon lights of shops.
In Lekker Licht you experience through visual arts, fashion design, design and music videos on provocative manner what light. Several artists show their own way how they interpret light. The exhibition focuses on the essential, socio-cultural, religious and technological significance of light. Details »
GABRIEL LESTER: LUSTWARANDE 15: RAPTURE AND PAIN, INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
August 29th through October 25th, 2015
Park De Oude Warande
Tilburg, The Netherlands
De Oude Warande was commissioned in 1712 by the German prince Wilhelm von Hessen-Kassel, lord of Tilburg and Goirle. He had De Oude Warande designed after the latest garden fashion, Baroque. The basis of the design is a star-shaped forest, with the paths in each of the four quadrants laid out in four different geometric forms, creating a maze. Pleasure gardens of this kind were usually adorned with sculptures of mythological figures, grottos, fountains and ponds. Details »
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
October 3rd, 2015 through May 1st, 2016
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.
September 10th, 2015 through January 31st, 2018
White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
ZHENG BO, "Besiege (Shanghai Art Museum), 2015, inkjet print, 130.5 x 165 cm"
July 18th through August 23rd, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, July 18th, 4-7pm
The first solo exhibition of Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo in Shanghai, “Weed Party” is the third project on plants and socio-politics of the artist, which follows the critically acclaimed presentations “Plants Living in Shanghai”—a found botanical garden of weeds and a series of online public lectures about plants and Shanghai—Zheng Bo produced for the first West Bund Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale (curated by Gao Shiming of China Academy of Art, 2013) and “Plants Occupy Shenzhen”—an audio tour—for the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (curated by Marko Daniel, of Tate Modern, 2014).
Leandro Erlich: Pulled by the Roots
June 19th through September 27th, 2015
Organized by Institution ZKM | Karlsruhe, Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe und
Venue:Market Place Karlsruhe
The key art work of “The City is the Star” presents the large-scale installation by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. A huge construction crane bearing an unusual payload is positioned directly on Karlsruhe Marktplatz: an entire house hovers in midair on steal ropes! Inspired by one of architect Friedrich Weinbrenner’s historical structures, the building, together with its massive root system, quite literally appears to be ripped out of a row of neighboring houses.
MICHAEL LIN, Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve), 2015
Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve)
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Art Basel 2015
Unlimited, Stand U19
June 18th through June 21st, 2015
Presented by Salon 94 in collaboration with Leo Xu Projects, the solo project “Love Story” by Beijing-based Liu Chuang will showcase this critically acclaimed installation in full swing.
“Love Story” is composed of thousands of used pulp fiction novels rented or borrowed by young migrant workers in China’s boomtown Dongguan, where varieties of made-in-China commodities and knock-offs are manufactured. “The sappy cover illustrations, together with the printed and handwritten Chinese characters, telegraph a poignant sense of isolation and longing.” Roberta Smith once commented (New York Times, May 10th, 2013) on the occasion of “Love Story” New York debut in Frieze New York, 2013. Those anonymously scribbled notes fall into categories as such: confessional and family letters, personal diaries, poems, personal contacts and biographical info, daily memo, and doodles. They will be translated and hand-painted in form of enormous wall drawing as visual components of the site-specific installation. A mobile library of this specific literature and an offline facebook in the most classic and analog form, “Love Story” delivers a precise yet multifaceted portraiture of a young generation of Chinese.
The Moscow Biennale takes place in Pavilion No.1 of VDNKh. Photo: Courtesy of 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
September 22nd through October 1st, 2015
THE WORK IN PROGRESS
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CHINA IN 2015
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
May 15th through September 13th, 2015
A selection of Chen Wei’s new photographs are on view in the exhibition “Works in Progress” which provides a survey of the contemporary Chinese photography scene in real time. The show is part of the CHINA 8, the largest institutional exhibition program of contemporary art from China across 8 German cities, with 9 museums, involving 120 Chinese artists and 500 works.