Archive for October, 2015

Zhang Huan – Let There Be Light – Pace New York

Zhang Huan – Let There Be Light  – Oct 30, 2015 – Dec 05, 2015
Pace Gallery New York 

 

An exhibition featuring new ash paintings by Zhang Huan on view at 510 West 25th Street from October 30 to December 5, 2015 with an opening reception for the public on Thursday, October 29, 6 to 8 pm. A new catalogue with an interview by art critic Barbara Pollack will accompany the exhibition.

Zhang’s new body of ash paintings—made between 2011 and 2014—present passages from the Bible and “The Star-Spangled Banner” in braille. Emphasizing surface, the works continue his use of incense ash from Buddhist temples as a medium while demonstrating a departure from the figurative themes of his earlier ash paintings.
Zhang’s monochromatic paintings, which differ in tone and surface value depending on the color and texture of the collected ash, have a minimalist quality with visual affinities to the work of Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman. Using the Chinese system of braille script, the paintings appear visually abstract but are concrete in their content. Zhang’s use of a Buddhist material draws parallels between Buddhist texts and those of the Bible, presenting themes of human nature, truth and kindness that can be read as universal. By rendering religious passages in a tactile writing system using an inherently fragile material, Zhang is relating materiality to the methodology of prayer and illusions of belief. The emphasis of braille as a textural surface read through touch resonates with the corporeal dimension of Zhang’s earlier performance work.   Read more…

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ART TAIPEI 2015

Art Taipei 2015

 

Art TAIPEI 2015 台北國際藝術博覽會】形象廣告

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iPhone 6s ad features NBA star Steph Curry


iPhone 6s ad features NBA star Steph Curry

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Wang Jianwei – The Morning Time Disappeared – European premiere, Centre Pompidou‏

汪建伟《时间消失的早晨》欧洲首映,法国蓬皮杜中心 | Wang Jianwei’s “The Morning Time Disappeared” European premiere, Centre Pompidou‏

Présentation en avant-première européenne du film de Wang Jianwei The Morning Time Disappeared (digital colour video with sound, 55min., 2014) produit par le musée Guggenheim de New York et The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation à l’occasion de la récente exposition de l’artiste TimeTemple. Inspiré de La Métamorphose (1915) de Franz Kafka et de la forme performance-théâtre chère à Wang Jianwei le film, tourné à Pékin, explore dans un quasi huis-clos les transformations de la Chine contemporaine autant que les multiples expériences du temps et de sa disparition.

En présence de Wang Jianwei et de Catherine David.

The Morning Time Disappeared, Wang Jianwei, 2014, video HD, coul, son, 55’08

Remerciements : The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in connection with The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative

 Commissaire : Mnam/Cci, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Catherine David

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Delusional Mandala by Lu Yang

Delusional Mandala_Lu Yang_English Sub from Beijing Commune

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HE XIANGYU | DOTTED LINE II

HE XIANGYU | DOTTED LINE II
Opening: October 24, 2015; Date: October 24 – December 6, 2015
at White Space Beijing

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Young Collectors: China

Young Collectors: China by Michael Young
Asian Art Newspaper

 

THERE IS A new generation of contemporary art collector in China with collections as much defined by international artists as they are by the Chinese artist whose names we are all familiar with. They are young, highly educated, wealthy and ambitious and grew up as part of the 1980s generation during a period in China marked by rapid economic expansion and personal freedoms of which their parents could only have dreamed.

 

Shanghai-based David Chau and Kelly Ying and Beijing-based Lin Han and Wanwan Lei are typical examples of this new breed making dramatic incursions into the art ecology landscape; Han with a recently launched private art space M Woods in that most iconic of locations, 798 Art Zone, where he will display his own collection a well as curated shows, while Chau and Ying have established an new annual art fair the third edition of which launches at the sprawling neo-classical Shanghai Exhibition Centre this month. Asian Art Newspaper spoke to both couples earlier this year in Shanghai and Beijing. Both couples had just pulled off another coup by being included in Artnet News’ Top 200 Art Collectors Worldwide for 2015. They may be young but they possess confidence and passion and are as much at home in New-York galleries as they are kicking through the dusty streets of Beijing’s Caochangdi. Read more…

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