ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Photo Shanghai - September 4th - September 7th <div class="module heading"> <div class="hd"> <h1><img style="font-size: 1.5em;" title="Zhu Mo, Days Series" src=",-Days-Series.jpg" alt="Zhu Mo, Days Series" width="250" /></h1> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <p><strong>Contemporary Photography in China: 2009-2014; Aura &amp; Post Aura: The Introduction to 1st Beijing Photo Biennial<br /></strong>CAFA Art Museum and Minsheng Art Museum present,&nbsp;'Contemporary Photography in China: 2009-2014; Aura &amp; Post Aura: The Introduction to 1st Beijing Photo Biennial' at Photo&nbsp;Shanghai. This exciting exhibition will showcase photography&nbsp;works of important Chinese artists, such as Wang Qingsong,&nbsp;Miao Xiaochun and Wang Ningde.</p> <p>Contemporary Photography in China : 2009-2014 can be seen&nbsp;in full at the Minsheng Museum, 1st September - 15th October,&nbsp;supported by Photo Shanghai and CAFA Art Museum.</p> <p>Image:&nbsp;Zhu Mo,&nbsp;Days Series, 2011</p> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"><hr /> <p><strong><img title="George Platt Lynes Henri Cartier Bresson" src="" alt="George Platt Lynes Henri Cartier Bresson" width="250" />Henri Cartier-Bresson: Works from the Peter Fetterman Collection</strong></p> <p>Photo Shanghai is delighted to welcome &ldquo;Henri Cartier-Bresson:&nbsp;Works from the Peter Fetterman Collection&rdquo; a selling exhibition&nbsp;from the private collection of Peter Fetterman (Booth D04).</p> <p>The prints will survey Cartier-Bresson&rsquo;s formidable and unique&nbsp;career, at home and abroad, from early 1930's to his final&nbsp;self-portrait in the late 1990&rsquo;s.</p> <p>Image: George Platt Lynes, Henri Cartier Bresson</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <p><img title="Maserati" src="" alt="Maserati" width="250" /></p> <p><strong>Neptune Photography Award<br /></strong>Maserati, one of the leading luxury and performance carmakers in the world, proudly teams up with Photo Shanghai to initiate the Neptune Photography Award that aims to discover and support the next generation of photographers.</p> <p><a href="">&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:57:05 +0000 - Photo Shanghai - September 5th - September 7th <div class="module heading"> <div class="hd"> <h1>Friday 5th September</h1> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <h2>11:30 - 1:00</h2> <p><strong>An Introduction to Buying and Collecting Photographs: Part I<br /></strong><em>The Photographic Process: Bringing Photography to Life.&nbsp;<br /></em>Artists Qin Yifeng, Shan Feiming, Shao Wenhauan, Zhou Ming &amp; Shi Hantao delve into the world of the photographic studio.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>11:45 - 12:15</h2> <p><strong>Artist &amp; Gallery Session I:<br /></strong><em>ATLAS Gallery:&nbsp;</em>The Oeuvre of Nick Brandt.</p> <p><em>Location: Booth C01</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>1:30 - 2:30</h2> <p><strong>An Introduction to the Chinese Photo Book:<br /></strong>Following on from the show at the Arles Photo Festival this summer, Ruben Lundgren and Martin Parr, the show's curators introduce the project to a Chinese audience for the first time.&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Book signing to follow.</em></p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>2:15 - 2:45</h2> <p><strong>Artist &amp; Gallery Session II:<br /></strong><em>Fahey / Klein: Photographers</em><strong>&nbsp;</strong>represented by the LA based gallery are explored by the&nbsp;directors.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Booth C06</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>2:30 - 3:30</h2> <p><strong>Christopher Phillips:&nbsp;<br /></strong>New York&rsquo;s International Centre of Photography&rsquo;s curator explores the theme of&nbsp;Chinese Contemporary Photography. In conversation with artist and Three Shadows Founder &amp; Director, RongRong.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>3:15 - 3:45</h2> <p><strong>Artist &amp; Gallery Session III:<br /></strong><em>Flowers Gallery:&nbsp;</em>Photographers<strong>&nbsp;</strong>represented by the London and New York-based gallery are&nbsp;explored by the directors.</p> <p><em>Location: Booth C02</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>3:30 - 4:30</h2> <p><strong>Starting a Photography Collection From Scratch:<br /></strong>Chinese collector Lu Xun, in conversation with Alexander Montague-Sparey.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>4:30 - 5:30</h2> <p><strong>Commissioning the World's Hottest Photographers:<br /></strong>The Wall Street Journal's Photography Director Jennifer Pastore in conversation with Alexander Montague-Sparey.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <div class="module heading"> <div class="hd"> <h1>Saturday 6th September</h1> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <h2>11:30 - 1:00</h2> <p><strong><em>An Introduction to Buying and Collecting Photographs: Part II<br /></em></strong><em>Advising New Collectors:&nbsp;</em><em>Signatures, the Editioning Process and Acquisitions</em>, with Steven Harris, Founder &amp; Director of M97, Shanghai&nbsp;and Alexander Montague-Sparey.&nbsp;</p> <p>Together they discuss in detail the main differences between buying from galleries and auction houses.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>11:45 - 12:15</h2> <p><strong>The Three Shadows Art Centre, Beijing<br /></strong>Our Image World</p> <p>RongRong &amp; Directors discuss the development of the Art Centre</p> <p><em>Location: Booth B03</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>1:30 - 2:30</h2> <p><strong>Birdhead: Play With Your Head<br /></strong>The Shanghai-based artists explore the central themes in their work.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>2:15 - 2:45</h2> <p><strong>Artist &amp; Gallery Session IV:<br /></strong><em>Peter Fetterman Gallery:</em>&nbsp;Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado &amp;&nbsp;The Global Power of Photography.</p> <p><em>Location: Booth D09</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>2:30 - 3:30</h2> <p><strong>In Conversation with Roger Ballen:<br /></strong>Roger Ballen, celebrated South African photographer in conversation with Mariagrazia Costantino, Artistic Director, OCAT Shanghai.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>3:15 - 3:45</h2> <p><strong>Publishing Photographs in Japan:<br /></strong>Amanasalto:<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Creating Platinum-Palladium prints and portfolios with&nbsp;president&nbsp;Kinya Horikoshi.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Booth A02</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>3:30 - 4:30</h2> <p><strong>Contemporary Photography in China, 2009 - 2014:&nbsp;<br /></strong><em>Aura &amp; Post Aura:&nbsp;</em>1st Beijing Photo Biennial at Photo Shanghai.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>4:30 - 5:30</h2> <p class="p1"><strong>The Flaneur&rsquo;s Urban Image:<br /></strong>Modern Media Group: Photo critic Gu Zheng and visual artists Liu Heung Shing, Lu Yuanmin and Peng Yangjun join Ye Ying- the Chief Editor of The Art Newspaper China- for an in-depth dialogue on the real and surreal Shanghai presented in the flaneur&rsquo;s urban images in different times.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <div class="module heading"> <div class="hd"> <h1>Sunday 7th September</h1> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <h2>11:30 - 1:00</h2> <p><strong>An Introduction to Buying and Collecting Photographs: Part III:<em><br /></em></strong><em>Framing, Mounting and Conservation</em>, with&nbsp;expert Jacqueline Furniss, Widerhall Limited Hong Kong.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>11:45 - 12:15</h2> <p><strong>Gallery &amp; Artist Session V:&nbsp;<br /></strong><em>M97 Gallery:</em>&nbsp;Artists represented by the Shanghai-based gallery are explored by director Steven Harris.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Location: Booth D10</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>1:30 - 2:30</h2> <p class="p1"><strong>The Lianzhou Photo Festival, China:</strong><br />Duan Yuting Director/Founder of Lianzhou Foto, in conversation with Shi Hantao.</p> <p><em><em>Location: Talks Room</em><br /></em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>2:15 - 2:45</h2> <p><strong>Artist &amp; Gallery Session VI:<br /></strong><em>Chambers Fine Art Gallery:</em><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Artists represented by the Beijing-based gallery are explored by the directors<strong>.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>Location: Booth C08</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>2:30 - 3:30</h2> <p><strong>Davide Quadrillo:<br /></strong>The director of Art Hub Asia tells us more about the aims and objectives of this leading fine art platform.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>3:15 - 3:45</h2> <p><strong>Gallery &amp; Artist Session VII:&nbsp;<br /></strong>P&eacute;kin Fine Arts: Photographers represented by the Bejiing based gallery are explored by the Directors.</p> <p><em>Location: Booth D08</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>3:30 - 4:30</h2> <p><strong>Li Ningchun:<br /></strong>Curating Video and New Media at Photo Shanghai with special guest Art Yan.</p> <p><em>Location: Talks Room</em></p> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> </div> </div> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:58:30 +0000 - Photo Shanghai - September 4th - September 7th <h3>Hours &amp; Admission</h3> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday</td> <td>4th September&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>4pm-6pm</td> <td>Collectors' Private View</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>6pm-9pm</td> <td>VIP Opening</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday</td> <td>5th September</td> <td>11am-6pm</td> <td>Open to the Public</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday</td> <td>6th September</td> <td>11am-6pm</td> <td>Open to the Public</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sunday</td> <td>7th September</td> <td>11am-5pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>Open to the Public</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Please note that the Collectors' Private View on Thursday 4th September 2014 is by invitation only.</p> <p>Public Tickets&nbsp;RMB 50</p> <h3>Exhibitors</h3> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <h2>Galleries</h2> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="A Galerie" src="" alt="A Galerie" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="A Thousand Plateaus" src="" alt="A Thousand Plateaus" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Aike Dellarco, Shanghai" src="" alt="Aike Dellarco, Shanghai" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="amanasalto, Tokyo" src="" alt="amanasalto, Tokyo" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong" src="" alt="AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Atlas" src="" alt="Atlas" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Ayyam" src="" alt="Ayyam" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="BreeseLittle" src="" alt="BreeseLittle" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="C14" src="" alt="C14" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="C.A.M. Gallery" src="" alt="C.A.M. Gallery" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="CAMERA WORK" src="" alt="CAMERA WORK" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Chambers" src="" alt="Chambers" /></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Chandelier" src="" alt="Chandelier" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Contemporary Art Projects" src="" alt="Contemporary Art Projects" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Czech Centre of Photography, Prague" src="" alt="Czech Centre of Photography" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Danziger" src="" alt="Danziger" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=";lg=fr" target="_blank"><img title="Dumonteil" src="" alt="Dumonteil" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles" src="" alt="Fahey/Klein" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Flowers" src="" alt="Flowers" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="ifa gallery" src="" alt="ifa gallery" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="In the Gallery, Copenhagen" src="" alt="In the Gallery, Copenhagen" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Inter Gallery" src="" alt="Inter Gallery" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="kunst.licht" src="" alt="kunst.licht" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="M97 Gallery, Shanghai" src="" alt="M97 Gallery, Shanghai" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Magnum" src="" alt="Magnum" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Mao Space" src="" alt="Mao Space" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="MD Gallery" src="" alt="MD Gallery" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="OFOTO" src="" alt="OFOTO" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Pekin Fine Arts" src="" alt="Pekin Fine Arts" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica" src="" alt="Peter Fetterman" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Photo12" src="" alt="Photo12" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Riflemaker" src="" alt="Riflemaker" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="See+" src="" alt="See+" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="ShanghART" src="" alt="ShanghART" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="SIPACHINA" src="" alt="SIPACHINA" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=""><img title="Stephan Witschi" src="" alt="Stephan Witschi" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Tasveer" src="" alt="Tasveer" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Three Shadows" src="" alt="Three Shados" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Timeless Gallery, Beijing" src="" alt="Timeless" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Time Space" src="" alt="Time Space" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Tristan Hoare Gallery, London" src="" alt="Tristan Hoare Gallery, London" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai" src="" alt="Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div class="module content"> <div class="bd"> <h2>Publishers</h2> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Artron" src="" alt="Artron" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="BPG Artmedia" src="" alt="BPG Artmedia" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img title="Thircuir" src="" alt="Thircuir" /></a></p> </div> </div> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:34:51 +0000 Zhou Xiaohu, Xu Zhen, Wang Sishun, Wang Jianwei, Ran Huang, Hu Xiangqian, Chen Chieh-jen - Long March Space - September 11th - November 2nd Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:21:16 +0000 - K11 at The Masterpiece - August 25th - September 29th <p>K11 has always supported the development of local artists, and provide valuable opportunities for them to express some important messages through exhibitions. K11 specially invited 3 local art units that have been nurtured by KAF to create the &ldquo;5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;ARTiversary Design Special&rdquo; Exhibition. They include Pengguin, Stickyline, and Kay Kwok, the first Hong Kong menswear designer who unveiled his work during London Fashion Week. The exhibition will showcase a series of creative art works to express their blessings to K11 at the mall&rsquo;s showcases on G/F, L1 and L2.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:16:38 +0000 Sue Williams - James Cohan Gallery Shanghai - September 12th - October 26th <p>Scroll Down for English</p> <div class="release"> <div class="text"> <p>上海James Cohan画廊很荣幸带来纽约画家<strong>苏&middot;威廉姆斯</strong>的展览。展览于2014年9月12日周五开幕,持续至10月26日。开幕酒会将于9月12日周五晚6点至8点举行。这将是苏&middot;威廉姆斯在中国的第一次展览。</p> <p>苏&middot;威廉姆斯(出生于1954年)长久以来因其作品结合了性别政治和身体的主题所被人熟知。她高度挑衅、叙事的早期作品吸引了80年代中期和90年代早期的一大批观众注意。威廉姆斯被认为是一位女权主义艺术家,但她很快就通过探索更多富有争议性的主题挑战了她的同行和其他艺术家,诸如家庭暴力、性猥亵和性虐待,以及她对社会中接受性别歧视现象的愤怒。在这些威廉姆斯的早期作品中,有很多都描画了身体部位、窍孔和人体器官的细节。她的作品很快成为公认的新叙事表现主义的一部分,并常常用文字或短语作为图示化的标题。到了1993年,威廉姆斯开始思考挑战抽象绘画和抽象艺术史,她画中能够被一眼认出的暴力景象变得越来越抽象和零碎,偶尔还带有尖刻的幽默和外向的荒诞。同年,她被授予古根海姆基金奖,以表彰她的开拓性创作。到了90年代末,她的画作又发生了一些风格上的转变,从类似《黑暗之光》(1996)和《旋花和红色》(2005)这样的作品可以看出,她的画通过限制颜色的选择变得更加精致,笔触和空间曲面也成为其关注焦点和核心。</p> <p>展览展出一些威廉姆斯上世纪90年代末的早期拟人化作品,及到过去七八年里的新作。自2001年9月11日世界贸易中心袭击事件和随后的反恐战争、伊拉克和阿富汗持续冲突开始,威廉姆斯的作品从对身体和身体功能凌乱、赤贫的视觉游戏,转变到关注具有创伤性的地缘政治和环境事件及所带来的后果的绘画,特别是最近的作品,如《绝迹》(2012),《蛇颈龙情侣》或《国家对话,贮藏在犹他州》(2014)。</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>苏&middot;威廉姆斯参加国际展览已超过15年,包括1993年、1995年和1997年的惠特尼双年展,及在现代艺术博物馆和纽约新当代艺术博物馆举办的展览。最近她在弗罗里达棕榈滩ICA、奥地利维也纳的分离派展览馆、西班牙瓦伦西亚现代艺术中心和美国马萨诸塞州安多弗的Addison画廊举办了个展。苏&middot;威廉姆斯的作品被众多公共机构和博物馆所收藏,如华盛顿特区赫希洪博物馆和雕塑公园、纽约现代艺术博物馆、纽约惠特尼美术馆和瑞士日内瓦当代艺术中心。</p> </div> </div> <div class="release"> <div class="text"><hr /> <p>James Cohan Gallery Shanghai is pleased to announce an exhibition by the New York-based painter&nbsp;<strong>Sue Williams</strong>. The exhibition opens Friday, September 12 and continues to October 26, 2014. A special reception for the artist will be held on Friday, September 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is Sue Williams&rsquo; first exhibition in China.</p> <p>Sue Williams (b. 1954) has long been known for her works which combine themes of gender politics and the body. Her early works of highly provocative narrative paintings brought her to the attention of a larger audience beginning in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.&nbsp; Williams was thought of as a feminist artist, but one who would soon challenge her peers and other artists by exploring more controversial themes such as domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, and her indignation towards the acceptances of sexism in society. In many of these earlier works, Williams&rsquo; paintings depicted outrageous details of body parts, orifices, and human organs. Her paintings became quickly recognized as part of a new narrative expressionism and frequently included text or phrases as illustrated captions. The immediately recognizable violent imagery in her paintings grew increasingly abstract and fragmentary by 1993 and, at times, scathingly humorous and outwardly absurd as Williams reflected on the challenges of abstract painting and the history of abstract art. In 1993, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition for her groundbreaking works. By the end of the decade there would be other stylistic shifts as her paintings became more refined by limiting her color choices and where brushstrokes and spatial surfaces were the focal point and central concerns, evident in paintings like&nbsp;<em>Darklight</em>&nbsp;(1996) and&nbsp;<em>Bindweed and Red</em>&nbsp;(2005).</p> <p>The exhibition features some of Williams&rsquo; earlier anthropomorphic paintings from the late 1990s leading to current works painted during the last seven or eight years, moving from the untidy, abject visual play on the body and bodily functions, to paintings which address traumatic geopolitical and environmental events and aftermath since the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the subsequent &ldquo;War on Terror&rdquo; and continued conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, notably in recent works such as&nbsp;<em>Extinction</em>&nbsp;(2012),&nbsp;<em>The Plesiosaurus Couple</em>, and&nbsp;<em>The National Conversation, Stored in Utah</em>&nbsp;(2014).</p> <p>Sue Williams has exhibited internationally for over 15 years and was included in the 1993, 1995, and 1997 Biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum in New York. She recently has had solo exhibitions at the Palm Beach ICA, Florida; the Secession in Vienna, Austria; the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Spain; and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. Sue Williams&rsquo; works are in numerous public and museum collections, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and the Centre d&rsquo;Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland.</p> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:49:37 +0000 Shen Aiqi - Hanart TZ Gallery - September 5th - September 27th <p>Hanart TZ Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition, Painting with Qi by SHEN Aiqi, opening on 5 September till 27 September. The show is curated by Professor Pi Daojian, School of Fine Arts, South China Normal University.</p> <p>Born in 1941 Hubei, Shen Aiqi has been engaged in the exploration of the painting process since his youth, and in the late 1950s was already a dedicated student of great Hubei master Xu Song&rsquo;an. As the decades passed by he immersed himself in the study of the &ldquo;six canons&rdquo; of Chinese art, creating a unique body of work grounded on the training he received under his master&rsquo;s tutelage, yet very uniquely his own. For many years, Shen Aiqi rarely showed his paintings to others: it was only after he celebrated his 70th birthday that he chose to share his work with the world in a solo exhibition at Yuhan. This has caused a true sensation in art circles and beyond. Shen Aiqi&rsquo;s painting is majestic and vibrant, radiating a unique sense of life-force that is tangible to all who come into contact with it. Within his works are contained organic patterns of nature and energy. This is the kind of grandeur that can only arise when the artist merges with sky and earth, mountains and rivers, fusing his life-force with that of nature. For Shen Aiqi, the process of merging with nature and then expressing this oneness through his art is one of the greatest joys of painting.</p> <p>In the 1980s, when the open-door political and economic reforms were first instituted in China, most people became obsessed with escaping the scarcity they had endured for so long and sought every means possible to improve their material well-being. By contrast, Aiqi&rsquo;s concerns at this time were focused on the idea that &lsquo;man and nature are as one&rsquo;. He always held firm to this belief</p> <p>in the unity of man and nature. In the 1990s, Aiqi&rsquo;s philosophical and artistic journey led him to a new understanding regarding the conceptualization of the cosmic creative source. Aiqi describes this conceptualization as tai 態: the unity of energy (nengliang能量) and the heart-mind (xin心). This concept of tai expresses Aiqi&rsquo;s understanding of the world, of nature and the universe. To Aiqi, tai is the mother of the universe, the source of all things. Aiqi&rsquo;s integration of this philosophical understanding into his daily life explains why the first act he performs in the painting process is to &lsquo;harness qi&rsquo; (cai qi) When Aiqi paints, he first gathers into himself the qi, or energy, of nature, and then externalizes it through the dynamic forms of brushwork--dots, lines, ink rhythm, ink &lsquo;breath&rsquo;; through this visual externalization, he constructs a world.</p> <p>Within this concept of breath-resonance is contained the idea that painting is infused with and animated by the same kind of life-force that animates humans, and indeed all living beings. Watching Aiqi paint, one might feel that his is a completely unrestrained, almost cathartic process, but in fact it is far more than this. For Aiqi, painting is a vital necessity of his inner, energetic life-force as well as of his daily life: it is the way he expresses his being-ness in the world. Yet at the same time, he also wants to use his art to shake people up---to awaken them--by giving them a kind of powerful visual shock. His painting at first glance seems abstract and formless, but in fact it has both pattern and form that extend beyond the painting surface itself. This pattern and form come into being through the artist&rsquo;s complete energetic investment in the act of painting, through the rhythm and &lsquo;breathing&rsquo; of the ink forms; and, ultimately, they manifest through in their emergence in our minds and hearts.</p> <p>Aiqi&rsquo;s working method infuses his paintings with a strong sense of performance, setting his art apart from that of his shanshui forbears. But this element of performance is also quite different from that of modern Western &lsquo;action painting&rsquo;. This is not only because Aiqi paints out in the open air, in the midst of nature. The key issue is that Aiqi&rsquo;s paintings are the direct expression of his emotional and spiritual state in the moment;and by extension, they also channel, through the actions and methodology of the individual artist, the response of traditional Chinese culture in confrontation with the age of economic and technical globalization on the one hand and the existential state of modern Chinese society on the other. His works are materialisations of Chinese philosophical thought, of traditional views on nature, and on the relationship between man and the universe. In this sense, Shen Aiqi&rsquo;s shanshui painting can be considered as a form of Chinese contemporary art.</p> <p>Excerpted from&nbsp;<em>Transmuting Qi into Form: The Modern Shanshui Art of Shen Aiqi</em>, Pi Daojian</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:42:46 +0000 胡宇基 - Guangdong Wan Fung Art Gallery - August 23rd - September 8th <p>广东(中山)云峰画苑于8月23日下午三时正举办《古意今情-胡宇基作品展》開幕茶会。胡宇基作为岭南画派第三代重量级代表人物,当时被东方朋友昵称为&ldquo;荷花胡&rdquo;,可见胡老荷花系列作品给人们留下如此深刻的印象。胡宇基特别喜爱绘画荷花。因为他欣赏荷花出淤泥而不染,清丽而脱俗的属性。胡先生笔下荷塘景色是匠心独具的,他长期观察荷花的生长形态以及在风雨晴雾不同环境下的美感,致画面的刻画能达至淋漓尽致的境界,既有亮丽华贵的气氛和色彩,又不失雅逸清新的形象。<br />赵少昂大师曾为胡宇基的艺术成就予以&ldquo;古意今情&rdquo;的美誉。云峰画苑有幸以此为题为胡先生举办这次巡回展,本次展览展出近40幅精品之作,将胡宇基炉火纯青的艺术展示在观众眼前。</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:37:33 +0000