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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news | CHEN WEI, LI QING, LIU CHUANG IN THE SYSTEM OF OBJECTS

Minsheng Art Museum
bldg F, NO.570 West Huaihai Road
Changning, Shanghai, China

March 29th through June 28th, 2015

Chief Curator: Ai Min
Academic Adviser: Wang Min’an

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum is pleased to present 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.
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news | CHENG RAN IN SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN, STRP BIENNIAL

Cheng Ran: SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN, STRP BIENNIAL

March 20th through March 29th, 2015
Silent Cinema
Klokgebouw 50, 5617 AB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

For STRP, Sedition curated a programme connected to the Biennial and to the theme SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN with works by ten artists including Cheng Ran. Sedition is the world’s leading online platform where artists display and sell their art in digital format for affiliated members’connected screens and devices – hereby – offering an easy, affordable  and social way, to experience art-collecting in the digital age. Working with some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Sedition providesesents an innovative way to collect and trade digital, limited edition, art. The mission of Sedition is to change the art world by introducing a marketplace for collecting and trading art in the digital age.

news | CHENG RAN IN INSIDE CHINA: L’Intérieur du Géant

CHENG RAN: INSIDE CHINA: L’Intérieur du Géant

March 12nd through May 3rd, 2015
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
G/F, Cosco Tower, Grand Millennium Plaza, 183 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Inside China – L’Intérieur du Géant inaugurates a long-term collaboration between Palais de Tokyo and the K11 Art Foundation dedicated to the discovery and presentation of emerging art scenes in China and France. This exhibition presents five Chinese artists in dialogue with three French artists. The selection of this new wave of Chinese artists is a distillation of over one hundred studio visits in ten cities across China. Details »

screening | FRANCESCO VEZZOLI

Venue: Leo Xu Projects
Lane 49, Building 3, Fuxing Xi Lu, Xuhui,
Shanghai 200031, China

Date: Friday, December 12th 2014, 6:30 pm

Organised jointly by Francesco Vezzoli, Arthub and Leo Xu Projects, this screening includes two works by Francesco Vezzoli “Marlene Redux: A True Hollywood Story! (Part One)” and “GREED, A New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli”, starting at 6:30pm.

Francesco Vezzoli will be joined by Leo Xu, Shanghainese art critic and director of Leo Xu Projects, and Shaway Yeh, group style editorial director of Modern Media Group in a artist talk Saturday, December 13th, 2:00 pm at Aurora Museum Shanghai.

news | CHENG RAN IN MADATAC – VIDEO ART IN CHINA

Cheng Ran: Video Art in China – MADATAC

December 11th through December 14th, 2014
Reina Sofia Museum
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain

MADATAC is an independent and non-profit springboard, with an cultural diversity approach for cutting edge experimental and new media audio-visual culture, that particularly values innovation, originality and risk-taking art projects.
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past | CUI JIE: THE PROPOSALS FOR OLD AND NEW URBANISM

November 23rd, 2014 through January 4th, 2015.

LEO XU PROJECTS is pleased to present the gallery’s second solo exhibition of Beijing-based painter Cui Jie. Featuring a range of works from this year, the exhibition displays a selection of works from three of the artist’s recent series exploring urban landscapes, the relationship between the cityscape and its’ public artworks, as well the artist’s own connection with her architectural interests and research. Expanding on the continuous survey of the artist’s personal interpretations of her architectural surroundings in various urban environments in China, the exhibition presents not only the endlessness of urban development, but also the innate cyclic behaviour of metropolitan life.

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past | CHENG RAN: A TELEPHONE BOOTH ROMANCE

September 20th through November 2nd, 2014

Opening reception and live performance: Saturday, September 20th, 6-8pm.

news | CHENG RAN AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

Since his first video work, Light Source (2005), in which the grainy image of a door is split by a beam of light radiating through its slow opening, Cheng Ran (b. 1981, lives and works in Hangzhou and Amsterdam) has restlessly plumbed the physicality of the moving image, ranging from the cellphone camera to Super 8 to HD. In a pair of recent video works, an erotic spam mail Cheng Ran had received serves as a ruse. Simply Wild (2014), shot in Super 8, uses a recurring split screen, juxtaposing awkward phrasing and unabashed yearning with flickering images. Always I Trust (2014), starring Chinese film star Carina Lau, usurps the slickness of cinema into an elliptical narrative. Together, they are testimony to Cheng Ran’s ongoing engagement with the way his generation desires and consumes sound and image.
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news | LIU CHUANG IN THE 10TH SHANGHAI BIENNALE

November 22nd, 2014 through March 31st, 2015

Liu Chuang will be presenting a commissioned new installation for the upcoming 10th Shanghai Biennale curated by Anselm Franke
with co-curators Zhu Ye, Hila Peleg, Cosmin Costinas, Liu Xiao, Freya Chou.

In 2014, for the second time, China’s foremost State-run institution of contemporary art –Shanghai Power Station of Art –hosts the Shanghai Biennale, in its converted power station space.
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fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2014

Frieze Art Fair London
October 15th through 18th, 2014
Regent’s Park, London, UK
Booth H19 

past | SILENCE: THE NINETEEN NINETIES

CHEN WEI, "Float #0816", 2013, Archival inkjet print, 100 x 75 cm

Balice Hertling Gallery
47 rue Ramponeau, Paris
July 3rd – August 1st, 2014

Artists: aaajiao, Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Michael Lin, Liu Chuang, Xu Zhen, etc.
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news | GABRIEL LESTER IN FOLKESTONE TRIENNIAL 2014


Folkestone Triennial 2014
August 30th through November 2nd, 2014
Curator:Lewis Biggs

Gabriel Lester works in a range of media, initially focusing on music and progressing to film, installations and constructed environments. Lester’s work originates from a desire to tell stories, and construct environments that support these stories and propose their own narrative interpretation.

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news | CHENG RAN IN THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM, AVIFF ART FILM FESTIVAL

Cheng Ran: The Exchange Program

June 26th through July 1, 2014
AVIFF Art Film Festival (Cannes, France)
Basement 6
115 Pingwu Rd, Shanghai, China

Designed in 2008 as a contemporary art fair, “AVIFF-Art Film Festival” pays attention to films that can’t be easily defined. The films included are unique because they don’t correspond to any definitions the reviews would like to use,and it’s not possible to determine their meaning or the “genre” they belong to.The AVIFF is a walk in the garden of the Film that route in the landscape of Video-Art to discover or to find “another way of making films”.
Basement 6 Collective Shanghai and AVIFF Cannes present The Exchange Program (TEP), a two part program of video-art/film screenings. The screening is of AVIFF’s international film program, which is also shown during Cannes Film Festival in MayVisit B6C.

news | LIU CHUANG IN THE 10TH GWANGJU BIENNALE

The 10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House
September 5th through November 9th, 2014
Curator: Jessica Morgan

The 10th Gwangju Biennale will bring together 105 artists from 36 countries and will include 35 new commissions, each selected for their relevance to the theme of the Biennale, Burning Down the House. Details »

news | CHEN WEI IN PERFORMANCE AND IMAGINATION: CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1911-2014

CHEN WEI, "In The Waves #5", 2013, Archival Inkjet Print, 180 x 225cm

Performance and Imagination: Chinese Photography 1911-2014
September 19th, 2014 through January 25th, 2015
Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Curator: Per Bjarne Boym

Works by Chinese photo artists from every decade of the 20th century are juxtaposed with works from the last five years by ten contemporary photo artists. This extensive exhibition makes its European debut in Stavanger abd offers a glimpse into a rich photographic tradition. Details »