ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Group Show - Gallery Magda Danysz - Shanghai - July 12th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>The stroke of a pen gives its soul and greatness to both the artwork and the Haute Couture dress. The concept is for the first time embodied in the form of a stroke. This exhibition &laquo; Art and Fashion &raquo; explores this link between the creative process in each domain.</p> <p>From the end of 19th century until today, the History of Europe has been strewn with achievements, tragedies and transforming events. To some extent, Fashion is a reflection of these experiences and is sometimes an initiator of the evolutions we have experienced. From the recklessness at the turn-of-the-century (Belle Epoque) to the refusal of constraints during the Roaring Twenties and the societal revolution of the 1960s, all these periods have been accompanied by creative revolutions that have progressively led to the emancipation of women in our society.</p> <p>What better way to discover this history though the sketches and drawings of Karl Lagerfeld, Gianfranco Ferr&eacute;, Christian Lacroix and many other designers? This exhibition invites us to take a rare and exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. It is also a journey through the depths and the blurred boundaries between Fashion and Art, since the first strokes of a sketch are the underlying foundations in the creation of both Haute Couture and Fine Art pieces. Through the light and feathery strokes of each designer, a fantasied physiological reality of stream-like silhouettes takes shape and the soul of a new collection is revealed before our eyes.</p> <p>Presenting their collaborations with the fashion industry, renowned photographers Liu Bolin and Erwin Olaf give their own personal interpretation of the Haute Couture world in this exhibition. Both sensual and seductive, the wooden sculptures of Wang Keping and corsets of artistic director of Chanel&rsquo;s Maison Lesage, Hubert Barrere, will also be displayed. The Chinese sculptor and master corsetiere seek to emphasize women&rsquo;s curves and transform the female body into a piece of art while designers work to transform their original sketches into real garments that show off feminity.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:14:11 +0000 张羽 - Guangdong Museum of Art - July 12th 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:12:19 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - July 12th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Chinese National Academy of Arts was founded in 2004. The Magnificent Atmosphere-the 1st Exhibition of the Institute of Chinese painting of Chinese National Academy of Arts was held in 2007 and The Mental Imagery of the Age-the 2nd Exhibition of the Institute of Chinese Painting of the Chinese National Academy of Arts was held in 2010. The title of the 3rd exhibition is &ldquo;Enjoy Natural Landscape with Peaceful Mood&rdquo;, aiming at experiencing an esthetic sentiment that enjoys arts with a peaceful mood and pure soul.</p> <p>This exhibition is &ldquo;the original sound from heart&rdquo; of the painters, who depict &ldquo;the big beauty of the world&rdquo; after over two years of reflection and accumulation, going to the nature, factories &amp; mines and rural areas to perceive and experience joys and sorrows of life. Enjoy Natural Landscape with Peaceful Mood will display over 230 pieces of latest works of full-time and externally-hired painters of Institute of Chinese Painting as well as specially invited artists of Chinese National Academy of Arts. The exhibition can be taken as a showcase to the status quo of modern Chinese painting creation.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:07:07 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - July 12th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>This exhibition aims to show the development of contemporary calligraphy education of higher learning in calligraphy creation. All invited calligraphers are teachers of calligraphy in colleges and universities. There are totally 130 pieces of works on show. By showcasing these calligraphy works, the exhibition tries to reflect the overall situation and comprehensive achievements of calligraphy education of higher learning at present. The exhibition can only present calligraphy education from the limited outlook. In new era and under new background, as a new discipline, calligraphy still has many problems to be probed in practice. The profound meaning of traditional calligraphy culture is still waiting for in-depth exploration, inheritance and development. It is believed that, with common efforts, calligraphy education of higher learning will continue to innovate and develop with a large number of talents emerging, and do greater contribution to the development of calligraphy in China.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:09:10 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - July 12th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>The Chinese Calligraphy Institute of Chinese Academy of Arts was founded in November 2004, In the past 10 years, Chinese Calligraphy Institute, taking Chinese Academy of Arts as its great backing, has given full play to its advantages and made great achievements in academic research, calligraphy creation as well as art education. Particularly, through inviting consultants and researchers from outside, Chinese Calligraphy Institute has gathered a large number of calligraphy elites of contemporary China on both academic and creation field, participated in a series of important exhibitions and academic exchange activities and built a good brand image for itself in academic world.</p> <p>The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Chinese Calligraphy Institute of Chinese Academy of Arts is one of the important activity series to celebrate the 10th anniversary of establishment of Chinese Calligraphy Institute. This exhibition will display 90 pieces of calligraphy works of consultants, researchers, professional calligraphers of Chinese Calligraphy Institute and centrally reveal artistic achievements of calligraphers of young, middle-age and senior generation in contemporary calligraphy world. Powerful, unrestrained, simple, unsophisticated or delicate, fresh, elegant, mild, the exhibits show unique artistic ideal and aesthetic pursuit of each calligrapher, presenting the level of inheritance and innovation of contemporary calligraphy with high quality and distinct style.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:11:00 +0000 Liu Zheng - Pékin Fine Arts (Beijing) - July 12th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:22:09 +0000 Mu Jin, Tobias Rosenberger - Vanguard Gallery - July 12th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p class="font9">Till now, &ldquo;Gas Station&rdquo; has been for 6 years from 2008. This project aims to build a platform giving full play to artists&rsquo; creation potential. Meanwhile, it&rsquo;s expected that injecting new energy for each other is the progress and inspiring new spark in the communication and cooperation among artists themselves and the gallery. This year the two artists in &ldquo;Gas Station&rdquo; are Mu Jin and German artist Tobias Rosenberger, they collaborated&nbsp;on&nbsp;the animation installation work.</p> <p>Instability and drifting is the core of the creative theme of Mu Jin. Her video works based on the social reality, blendwith documentary and experimental art, she hopes that through reality and imagination, to express the modern China floating world which is coexist with hope and emptiness. The works of Tobiasare multilayered and multidimensional, they impress with consequent composition and the cross-linking of complex media systems. His installations mirror the world into spaces, they are stage and action space at the same time. It is about the creation of spaces, where visitors become invited to think on their own.</p> <p>The Literary figure"Fu Manchu" is the starting point for "Great Rejuvenation" project, as the most successful fictional character created by English novelist Sax Rohmer, Fu Manchu is a the typical Chinese who is intelligent and evil nature. The word "yellow peril" also influenced North America and Europe for this figure, even in recent times. How Chinese people are perceivedabroad and how they perceive themselves. Artists approach this question via a "cultural stereotype", the fictional character of "Fu Manchu".</p> <p>Did we create the image distinguished ourselves from others? Or did the image itself reconstruct and make a distinction between us and them? The two artists, Mu Jin and Tobias Rosenberger interpret and resurrect this image, because of the meaning of this image which never faded with time lapse. Furthermore, its negative influence ferments without a break, like a circulatory mental trap. It&rsquo;s a talk between &ldquo;us&rdquo; and &ldquo;them&rdquo;, querying in poetic and absurd way. Because once images analogous to "Fu Manchu" appear, prejudice will build a wall of misunderstanding with preconception.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:47:27 +0000 Wan Yang - Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong - July 18th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>This solo exhibition of Wan Yang completes his &ldquo;Ice-Cream Drill&rdquo; series, first started in 2008. During his last exhibition in 2008 which was also his first, an album titled &ldquo;Derivative&rdquo; was launched to document his different series. It outlined his philosophy towards his paintings and the different series he has created, which till today, is relevant as &ldquo;Ice-Cream Drill&rdquo; remains a &ldquo;derivative&rdquo; of his other series. Wan Yang continues to develop himself as a librarian, a composer and, a creator.</p> <p>Wan Yang as a librarian:</p> <p>If I am a librarian, the first thing I should do would be to locate all the books on classification systems. When I am painting, I cannot control myself from constantly classifying my works into various categories. &ldquo;Ice-Cream&rdquo; and his other earlier series were all originally of a macrocosm. After constant extraction and purifying, each series influences one another and becomes inter-dependent. In the same way, the prologue and ending in a book, do not represent the whole story. At this time I feel like I am a happy librarian in a massive library; having opened up a new classification theory for discussion.</p> <p>Wan Yang as a composer:</p> <p>What attracts me deeply about classical music is the concept of smelting in the process of composing as well as the heightened stimulation the sustained field of music gives to one&rsquo;s senses; as though you are going through a &ldquo;black hole&rdquo;. In my works, the accumulation of detailed shapes and structures on canvas often produces a pure but powerful visual impact. Similar to the cumulative effect of notes criss-crossing repeatedly in a music score, I hope to give the viewers of my art a sense of enjoyment and spiritual calmness. I cannot help but constantly analyse how those ingenious musical notes can fall accurately into their perfect positions. Such precision equates to near perfection; one that is priceless. I also attempt to convey such a feeling through my works; where complicated images with no order whatsoever are grouped in a clockwork arrangement; and scattered debris are arranged to form valuable messages. In the process of creating the work, it is imperative to go through the monotonous and boring steps of cementing its contents. Yet it is difficult to predict and calculate the steps required as every step has to be precise and without any error.</p> <p>Wan Yang as a creator</p> <p>Creating grand and resplendent things makes people happy while creating fine and delicate things makes people calm. I really like the feeling of having both of such things on a single canvas at the same time, just like how the Milky Way in the universe can be compared to a cyclonic circulation in the atmosphere. Earth is merely like a particle of dust within the cyclone and man a bacteria in the dust. Man is busy building skyscrapers, just like how Mother Nature forms pillars of gravity-defying crystals on the earth through her precise operations. Perhaps one day there will be one voice telling another, that certain places on the blue surface of this Earth will produce large volumes of crystals containing large volumes of steel, metal, sand; small volumes of plastic and fibre, and even rarer amounts of gold and diamond. The second voice will ask, how these items are formed and the first voice will reply, that these are all attributed to the mysterious force that created the universe. You can only conclude whether the field of vision is large or minute when you compare them together. With regards to the future, whether it will be a happy or calm one, depends wholly on the angle of your perspective. As a result, the perfect way of observing the universe, is for everyone to bring his or her own observation tools; sunglasses, magnifying glass, microscope, or even a kaleidoscope. Even though the entire universe cannot be seen, what you see through your own means will certainly be the most accurate.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:50:44 +0000 Ye Linghan - Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong - July 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="s2">Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong is honoured to present&nbsp;<em>Gold. Circle. Tiger</em>, a solo exhibition of new works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan.&nbsp; While this will be the third time Ye Linghan is exhibited at the gallery, this will be the first time the artist&rsquo;s work takes over the entire gallery space, including the main exhibition room and the Project Room. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This ambitious, multi-media installation will include three new video works:&nbsp;<em>Rotation and Chrysler</em>(2013),&nbsp;<em>After the Spelling of the Names of God</em>(2013), and&nbsp;<em>Gold. Circle. Tiger</em>&nbsp;(2014), as well as works on paper and paintings related to the videos.&nbsp; Ye&rsquo;s videos are an amalgamation of his drawings, paintings, and fascination with digital animation, resulting in surreal, seemingly three-dimensional loops that focus on both the reduction and building up of various forms that interest him&mdash;in this case New York City&rsquo;s Chrysler building, an imagined gold coin, and a chained tiger.&nbsp; In each video the disparate and highly symbolic imagery hover and rotate over a black background, creating a hypnotic effect and beckoning a contemplative study of the artist&rsquo;s fastidious working method.&nbsp; The lack of narrative in Ye&rsquo;s videos shifts the focus to the temporal quality of his hand-drawn animations; the artist feels that his videos allow him to manipulate and &ldquo;create&rdquo; time.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:26:30 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - July 25th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>The more than 100 exhibition participants are mainly researchers of Chinese Seal Cutting Art Institute of Chinese National Academy of Arts, with some seal cutting artists from overseas.</p> <p>20 pieces of knobbed seal, several pieces of seal cutting tools that represents seal culture of different countries. Contents of creation are mainly poetry and epigram. For the overseas part, works of non-Chinese artists present features and evolvement of seal cutting art of foreign countries. Calligraphy, seal design and seal cutting tools of different countries are the highlights of this exhibition. The exhibition of Chinese Seal Cutting Art Institute has held twice and had a great deal of influence. This exhibition is not only a presentation to works of researchers in an all-round way but also another move to have seal cutting art go globally.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:04:53 +0000 Ye-Feng Wang - Art Projects Gallery - August 9th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Art Projects Gallery is delighted and honored to have the opportunity to present New York based Chinese artist Wang Yefeng&rsquo;s inaugural gallery solo exhibition, titled &ldquo;iGeneration&rdquo;.</p> <p>Prior to this, Yefeng&rsquo;s cutting edge works have mainly been exhibited only in museums and other prestigious academic venues. These include the Co-prosperity Sphere Culture Center in Chicago, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Xuzhou Museum of Art China, The Museum of Luxun Academy of Art (Shenyang, China) and 99 Art Space at Shanghai University.</p> <p>An innovative artist using the digital media and currently leading the Digital Media Program at Rhode Island College as an Assistant Professor, Wang Yefeng&rsquo;s works feature virtual worlds and imaginary characters created by the artist to raise issues about the real world that are close to his heart. The &ldquo;iGeneration&rdquo; solo exhibition showcases two of his important video installation works, &ldquo;Well-Disciplined Kids&rdquo; and &ldquo;A Figure&rdquo;.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:55:44 +0000