Archive for December, 2012

HU XIAOYUAN – Cat with cat’s slave never go out – 2012

Cat with cat’s slave never go out – 2012

Used cat scratch cardboard, White clay

30*31*28cm

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“Turbulent” by MadeIn Company

“Turbulent” by MadeIn Company

End of last year, MadeIn Company presented in its solo exhibition “Action of Consciousness” a series of oil paintings using classic techniques (“Prey”). This work re-created an aesthetic experience of local realism, using performing methods. “A new age creation of local realism”. Now, a few months later, this action has been turned into “Turbulent”.

“Turbulent” mainly consists in black, abstract, cage-like patterns painting of various sizes and shapes, all created with black spray paint, from a set point towards the borders of the canvas. Nozzles have been left on the work indicating its creation process. This simple action and combination, provides a new way of appreciating abstract painting. Read more…

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Art of Change: New Directions from China

From September 5th to December 9th, 2012, Hayward Gallery will hold a living, breathing exhibition that presents ground-breaking Chinese art that refuses to sit still. 
This is the first major exhibition to focus on contemporary installation and performance art from China. It brings together the work of some of the most innovative artists from the 1980s to today. The exhibition traces their artistic development, showing outstanding early examples from each artist alongside recent works and new commissions.

Change, and the acceptance that everything is subject to change, are deeply rooted in Eastern philosophy. The exhibition focuses on works that deal with transformation, instability and discontinuity, looking at how these themes are conveyed through action or materials.

Each of the artists presents works that alter their appearance over time or convey a powerful sense of volatility in some way. These include a person magically floating above the gallery floor, and sculptures that are tossed up and down in the gallery. See a wildly thrashing hose pipe dancing through space and structures made by live silk worms.

Exhibition dates: September 5 to December 9, 2012
Venue: Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
Artists in the exhibition include CHEN Zhen, Yingmei DUAN, GU Dexin, LIANG Shaoji, PENG Yu and SUN Yuan, WANG Jianwei, XU Zhen and MadeIn Company.
The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery.

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