Archive for November, 2013

Song Dong at Margulies Warehouse during Art Basel in Miami Beach

Song Dong at Margulies Warehouse during Art Basel in Miami Beach

 

Song Dong’s Wisdom of the Poor: A Communal Courtyard is currently installed at the Margulies Collection in Miami.
The installation is made up of 100 wardrobe doors from Chinese families living in Hutongs, or traditional but cramped living spaces, in the 1950s and 1960s in Beijing. Placed throughout the maze are works by six artists in the Margulies Collection, to be encountered as the visitor moves through the space.

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Wondering Clouds by YU Hong at Long March Space

Wondering Clouds by YU Hong (喻红) at Long March Space

艺术家喻红个展“忧云”展期延长至2014年1月25日。
Yu Hong's solo exhibition "Wondering Clouds" will be extended until 25 January 2014.

个展“忧云”是喻红继2011年上海美术馆个展“黄金界”后的全新作品展示。新展“忧云”关注了社会群体的精神及现实困境,喻红以敏锐的女性视角,将情绪、生活加以幻想及梦境的元素准确、细腻传达于作品之上,在长征空间营造了一幅人间镜像。
"Wondering Clouds" showcases all new work following Yu Hong's 2011 Shanghai Art Museum solo exhibition, "Golden Horizon".
Her new exhibition "Wondering Clouds" addresses the very real quandary of society's collective consciousness.
With a profoundly feminine touch, her work is imbued with a meticulous consideration of mood and the surreal elements of life to create a perfect reflection of the human world within the Long March Space.

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MUSEION-When Now is Minimal. The Unknown Side of the Sammlung Goetz

Wang guangle is present!

23/11/13 – 12/10/14

Munich’s Sammlung Goetz is one of the world’s most important private collections of contemporary art. The exhibition highlights how various generations of artists have explored the notion of minimalism, developing their ideas in the vast scope of contemporary art.

Alongside visions that have strongly influenced the artistic take on minimalism since the 1960s, the exhibition presents a young generation of artists who, with a light touch and a liberated, playful and at times irreverent approach, engage with the ideas of the “forefathers”, creating their own personal styles. Most of the works are being presented to the public for the very first time. The wide variety of media featured, from works on paper to paintings, sculpture, wall-mounted installations and light art, reveals how this artistic current transcends limits of genre and generation.

A cooperation between Museion Bolzano, Sammlung Goetz and Neues Museum. Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg

Curated by Karsten Löckemann, Angelika Nollert, Letizia Ragaglia.

Artists: John Armleder, Martin Boyce, Daniel Buren, Alan Charlton, Ron Cooper, Fischli & Weiss, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wade Guyton, Peter Halley; Imi Knoebel; Sarah Morris; Blinky Palermo, Anselm Reyle, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Peter Roehr, Ulrich Rückriem, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Michael Sailstorfer, Karin Sander, Fred Sandback, Haim Steinbach, Katja Strunz, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Andrea Zittel.

 

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尚一心 | Shang Yixin at 北京公社 Beijing Commune

  尚一心 | Shang Yixin at 北京公社 Beijing Commune 
“Shang Yixin” opening on November 19th, 2013. The show is young artist Shang Yixin’s first solo exhibition at Beijing Commune. The exhibition will continue until January 4th, 2014.
Since 2008, Shang Yixin has searched for a new medium to express his thinking. From 2008 to 2011, Shang created a series of light installations on the mutually constraining relationship between light source, object, and shadow. This group of artworks directly influenced Shang’s work on canvas. He has reduced the elements on the canvas down to the most simple--the square. In 2011, Shang chose the square as the sole element in his creative practice. In his works, squares have been reduplicated into a matrix. Their interconnections form a structure, a totalizing organization. Each work is the result of multiple layers of overlayed square matrices. As Shang says, “I control each square matrix in both the opacity and saturation I desire. Each layer’s overlay, the square matrix altered--enlarged, shrunk, shifted, comprising a half-translucent overlay--according to certain rules, disrupts the order produced and established by the previous layer while also building a new order. The form of the square matrices gradually becomes hazy and dissolves within the picture plane, becoming indeterminable. What emerges and replaces it is the ‘trajectory’ of this change, which gradually becomes stronger and more prominent. Each action enacted upon the square matrices influences the form of this ‘trajectory’ and is subsumed within it.”
In his 2013 works, Shang makes these experiments more precise and emphasizes the intensity of the artwork. The result is a static tension that is produced within the structure of the arrangements, a dialectic of stillness and movement. This “tension” is brought about by various orders, rules,and rhythms. In 1013-4-2500, 13945-90-2500, and other works in the exhibition, squares are tightly arranged on the canvas. The artist hopes that through the juxtaposition and interconnection of these elements, he might incorporate his original reflections on visual logic into a broader mode of thinking that is meaningless yet contains an accumulation of operations.
In these new works, Shang Yixin also reduces their color to black and white, or black and yellowish white. This makes his experiments more targeted, focusing on the different visual intensities produced by layers of greyscale and the final black and white contrast. His works thereby regain a sort of post-expansion sense of harmony within this new order. He uses carving software to produce adhesive tape for the square matrix he desires, which he affixes to the canvas. He then uses pressurized sprays to distribute blended acrylic or concentrated ink onto the adhesive tape, which has been affixed to the canvas in different proportions. The artist’s control over the tone and saturation of the pigment is rooted in his constant experimentation. As a result, in the course of rationally, consciously arranging and planning the work, its “trajectory” is slowly generated. In other words, Shang’s practice does not engage cultural phenomena or emotional expression; rather, it is a rational appeal achieved through a process of sensorial experimentation.
Shang Yixin was born in 1980. He graduated from China Academy of Art (MFA) in 2007 and currently lives and works in Hangzhou. As one of emerging young artists, his works recently have been shown in many group exhibitions, such as “Daily of Concept: A Practice of Life - The Fifth Shanghai Duolun Youth Art Exhibition” at Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai (2012), and “ON | OFF: China's Young Artists in Concept and Practice” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2013). His works will also be included in Rubell family collection new exhibition “28 Chinese”, Miami (December 4th, 2013 - August 1st, 2014).

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THING – Hu Xiaoyuan

THING  – Hu Xiaoyuan
A Lecode Project documentary
Hu Xiaoyuan is an artist of Beijing Commune Art Gallery 

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REPETITION – Qiu Xiaofei

REPETITION  – Qiu Xiaofei
Qiu Xiaofei is an artist of Beijing Commune 北京公社

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