news | GABRIEL LESTER IN LUSTWARANDE 15: RAPTURE AND PAIN, INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

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 »

news | AAAJIAO AT ZKM CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA

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
Karlsruhe, Germany
October 3rd, 2015 through May 1st, 2016

 
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past | LIU SHIYUAN: FROM HAPPINESS TO WHATEVER

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.
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news | CHENG RAN AND GABRIEL LESTER IN ISTANBUL BIENNALE 2015

news | CHEN WEI IN PARADISE BITCH AT WHITE RABBIT GALLERY

Paradise Bitch

September 10th, 2015 through January 31st, 2018

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia

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past | ZHENG BO: WEED PARTY

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).

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news | LEANDRO ERLICH AT ZKM

Leandro Erlich: Pulled by the Roots

June 19th through September 27th, 2015

Organized by Institution ZKM | Karlsruhe, Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe und
Karlsruher Schieneninfrasturktur-Gesellschaft
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.

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news | MICHAEL LIN AT HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

MICHAEL LIN, Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve), 2015

MICHAEL LIN:
Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve)

High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Robinson Atrium
Ongoing project.

fair | LIU CHUANG IN ART BASEL UNLIMITED 2015

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.
 
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news | GABRIEL LESTER IN MOSCOW BIENNALE 2015

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

news | CHEN WEI AT MUSEUM FOLKWANG

CHINA 8
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.

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news | GUO HONGWEI IN JING SHEN AT PAC MILAN

JING SHEN
The act of painting in contemporary China

PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
July 10th through September 6th, 2015

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news | CHENG RAN AND GABRIEL LESTER IN WHEN I GIVE, I GIVE MYSELF AT VAN GOGH MUSEUM

WHEN I GIVE, I GIVE MYSELF
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
May 9th, 2015 through Jan 17th, 2016

Works by Cheng Ran and Gabriel Lester are included in “When I Give, I Give Myself”, a show that features 23 Dutch and international artists and writers to provide a contemporary trail through the permanent collection, placing Vincent van Gogh in a different light.

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news | CHENG RAN IN UTOPIAN DAYS – FAIRY TALES

Cheng Ran: Utopian Days – Fairy Tales

April 25th through June 14th, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art
No. 39 Chang-an West Rd, Taipei, Taiwan

Fairy Tales is the third edition of the traveling exhibition Utopian Days, curated by Haily Grenet (France) and Martin Schulze (Germany).
Fairy Tales, organized by curatorial project Utopian Days, looks at the transmission of the tales from East to West, and vice versa, which often happened along the Silk Road, the most prominent and vital trade road that connects Europe and Asia. Today the Silk Road is as important as it has ever been and as recently as December 2014, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged US$40bln towards the Silk Road Fund, to strengthen exchanges and interconnections along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in a bid to strengthen links among the 3 billion people who live along the Silk Road today.
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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2015

Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan.

May 14th through 17th, 2015

The third year exhibiting in Frieze New York, the gallery will be presenting a solo project by Shanghai-based young media artist aaajiao (internet alias of Xu Wenkai). It employs a set of artist’s sophisticated algorithm to study the human body and its physical operation and movement, by following the paths of both Chinese philosophy (and medical science) and the present Fractal Theory.

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news | GABRIEL LESTER NEW YORK BOOK LAUNCH

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Project Space
323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor NY NY 10018

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 6pm

On the occasion of the publication “Forced Perspective”, a book launch is organized to present Amsterdam-based artist Gabriel Lester’s presentation on his previous projects and a discussion with gallerist Leo Xu and critic Lee Ambrozy.

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news | CHENG RAN IN ESSENTIAL MATTERS – MOVING IMAGES FROM CHINA AT BORUSAN CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL TURKEY

Essential Matters – Moving Images from China

April 4th through August 30th, 2015
Borusan Contemporary
Balta Limanı Hisar Cd. No:5, 34470 Sarıyer, Istanbul
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news | THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS

THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS

March 29th through June 28th, 2015
Minsheng Art Museum
F/570 West Huaihai Rd, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum presents The System of Objects, a group show by Chinese contemporary artists. Featuring 44 artists whose practice varies from painting, sculpture, installation to video and animation, the exhibition shown on the ground floor of the museum will be open to public on March 29 and run through June 28, 2015. Details »

offsite | THE TELL-TALE HEART

CHENG RAN, "Hit-or-miss-ist", 2013, sound installation

A group exhibition of artists aaajiao, Ian Cheng, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Koo Jeong A, Ken Okiishi, and Rirkrit Tiravanija

DATES & VENUE
March 13th through April 17th, 2015; hours: 9am-6pm
Chi Art Space, 8/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

OPENING RECEPTION & SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
Thursday, March 12th, 5-8pm, with a special performance by Rirkrit Tiravanija at 6-7pm.
The performance continues from March 13th through 15th, 1-2pm daily.

ARTISTS’ TALK
aaajiao, Cheng Ran, Koo Jeong A and Ken Okiishi with Para/Site executive director and curator Cosmin Costinas
Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 4pm
18/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
 
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past | WEI JIA: MILDLY BITING, ENCOUNTERING SPRING

WEI JIA, Light in the Cloud, 2014, Oil on canvas

April 24th through May 31st, 2015
Opening Reception: April 24th, 2015, 5-8pm 

The exhibition Mildly Biting, Encountering Spring takes its title from an eponymous small-scale oil painting Wei finished in early summer in 2014. Leaping from the darkness and gloominess of his previous images and the fine, vivid brushstrokes, the piece depicts two people reclining by the grassy lakeside and looking over the distant with a multitude of layers of lush green. The peacefulness and easiness in the work brim with the stillness of time and the curiosity for life. Just as implied by the title, a new shift in Wei’s painting style in the recent two years is accomplished by the emergence of immaturity, shyness and the air of spring in his work.
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