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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past | CHEN WEI: IN THE WAVES

History of Enchantment (Cold Sculpture), 2014

Chi K11 Art Museum
B3, K11 Art Mall,
No.300 Huaihai Road Central, Shanghai

March 16th through May 31th, 2015

past | CHENG RAN: MUSIC IS ON, BAND IS GONE

Chi K11 Art Museum
B3, K11 Art Mall,
No.300 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai

March 16th through May 31th, 2015

A Telephone Booth Romance, 2014

HIT-OR-MISS-IT, 2013

past | ALIAS: AAAJIAO

January 16th through April 12th, 2015

Opening reception: Friday January 16th, 5-7pm.
 
“alias: aaajiao” marks the first solo exhibition with the gallery of the widely exhibited young Chinese media artist Xu Wenkai. Based in Shanghai and working under the vague and comical internet alias of aaajiao, the artist will be presenting a body of new and commissioned works, which measure the new dimension of high technology and media-based works, and address the issues derived from contemporary living with Internet and digital technology. The exhibition runs from January 16th through March 8th, 2015, with a series of events and presentations to take place on and off line. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Friday January 16th, 5-7pm.
 
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news | CHENG RAN IN READS LIKE A BOOK AT CRICOTEKA

Reads Like A Book

January 23rd through March 15th, 2015
CRICOTEKA
ul. Nadwiślańska 2-4, 30-527 Kraków, Poland

Once again Cricoteka presents multimedia and performative artistic strategies, this time focusing on literature. The Book Lovers exhibition strives to prove that literature, when treated by visual artists, can take place well beyond the space of the book. The Book Lovers project investigates the many ways in which artists conceive their novels as part of their art projects. For artists like Jill Magid, Cheng Ran, and Lindsay Seers the novel is not only a literary product of narrative fiction, but they also employ their novels as they would video or installation — as an aspect of a larger work or body of works.
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fair | ART BASEL HONG KONG 2015

ART BASEL HONG KONG, booth 3C16
Convention Centre, Hong Kong

March 13th through 17th, 2015

After two years’ participation in the Discoveries section, the gallery will be presenting its debut in the Galleries Section at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. Located at booth 3C16, the presentation is a curated display that addresses new approaches to self-portrait within today’s context that omnipresent social media selfies have been transforming the way people looking at themselves and the way we anticipate and understand the vision. The booth will feature recent and commissioned new works by Li Qing, Liu Chuang, Cui Jie, Guo Hongwei, Cheng Ran, Chen Wei, a group of young Chinese artists highly representative of a generation that works across various media and disciplines.

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fair | MICHAEL LIN IN DESIGN SHANGHAI 2015

DESIGN SHANGHAI 2015
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
NO 1000, Middle Yan’an Rd
Jing’an, Shanghai

March 27th through 30th, 2015

In the booth of IDEAT magazine (Modern Media Group), Michael Lin will be presenting his installation “After Chandigarh (Architecture or revolution)”.

“After Chandigarh (Architecture or revolution)” is a direct reference to a historical period in the modernization of India, which has parallels to what is happening in China today. Modernity, not as a temporal marker but as the grand narrative of art and architecture developed in the west, is an unavoidable construct that must be confronted and questioned in the context of China in order to develop its own modern culture and art. As Amartya Sen, the Indian economist and philosopher, says, “Identity and cultural identity in particular cannot rest exclusively on what is our ‘own’, but requires an openness to, and mutual enrichment with what is foreign.”
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news | MICHAEL LIN: UNTITLED (CLOCKWISE)

Michael Lin, “Untitled (Clockwise).” Photograph by John McKinnon. Courtesy of SCAD.

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
601 Turner Blvd.

February 17th through May 17th, 2015

The SCAD Museum of Art presents a new site-specific installation by acclaimed artist Michael Lin. Known for his large-scale painting interventions based on vibrantly patterned Taiwanese textiles, Lin’s practice has been hailed as a new approach to contemporary art and the museum through the creation of immersive and experiential environments. His installations challenge notions of art as object based, and skew expectations of the exhibition as an event. Lin expresses interest in relations —between himself as an artist to his environment, and between his work and the audience.

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