ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - National Art Museum of China - July 11th, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Creative City·London Art Exhibition 2012’, i.e. ‘Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London)’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘Exhibition’) is scheduled to be held on August 1-7, 2012 in London, which will exhibit the paintings of 500 famous artists from home and abroad. The ‘Exhibition’ has been authorized to use the logo of ‘Inspire’ by London Organizing Committee for Olympic Games (LOCOG), marking that this activity has officially been included into the projects of cultural activities of London Olympics. The ‘Creative City·London Art Exhibition 2012’, i.e. ‘Olympic Fine Arts 2012 (London) ·Invited Exhibition in Beijing’, as an important part of the activities and a promotional activity before the Exhibition, is aimed to promote the Olympic spirit, propagate the Olympic culture and create good atmosphere for this activity.</p> <p>All of the over 130 Chinese paintings, oil paintings and mixed media paintings exhibited at Invited Exhibition in Beijing come from well-known and skillful painters. These works give full expression to the unremitting exploration for art by painters, express their love for the world and admiration for the Olympic culture.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:20:48 +0000 Ai Yamaguchi, Huang Rui, Hung Liu, Wang Keping, Yang Zhichao - 10 Chancery Lane Gallery - July 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:39:32 +0000 - Hong Kong Heritage Museum - July 13th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Offering an attractive and charming range of styles and frames of reference, portrait photography allows the photographer to observe the subject with their camera while at the same time instigating a process of analysis, discovery and reflection. What portrait photography reveals goes beyond the boundaries of pure art to reflect certain values of humanity and society, and its meaning within contemporary society has recently become the subject of a more far-reaching discussion.<br /><br /> Following on from <i>The Verve of Light and Shadow</i> and <i>City Flâneur</i>, the museum is now hosting <i>Beyond the Portrait</i> as the third exhibition in its Hong Kong Photography Series. Put together by three prominent photographers and educators in the field, Wong Wo-Bik, Yvonne Lo and Lukas Tam, as guest curators, the exhibition is divided into four categories – 'Portraits of the Society', 'Artistic Portraits', 'Family Portraits' and 'Self Portraits' – and includes the early studio photos to contemporary works by 18 well-established and up-and-coming artists to illustrate the development of portrait photography in Hong Kong over the last century or so. Incorporating a wide variety of perspectives and an in-depth examination of the topic, the exhibition sets out to stimulate a dialogue with viewers on portrait photography and provoke their thoughts on this often underappreciated art form.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:45:55 +0000 - Today Art Museum (TAM) - July 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Saying that the earth will be destroyed in 2012 is pure nonsense to the wise men. But it is also a prediction: 2012 is a significant turning point in human history which is confronted with the simultaneous eruption of various sources of pressures ever since our civilization comes into being. 2012 thus becomes a concept of changing earth. It has started to lay influence on us before 2012 and the influence will linger on after 2012.</p> <p>2012 is an open subject in the eyes of artists. The tale of Noah’s Ark is an excellent point of penetration. Whether 2012 represents destruction or rebirth, it can be regarded as a ferry in time, bringing us from This Shore to The Other Shore.</p> <p>Welcome boarding the Ark of 2012, the 7th nomination exhibition. We will deconstruct the past &amp; reality with pioneering artists in cabin of This Shore; while fancying the future time &amp; space with young artists in cabin of The Other Shore. </p> <p>We hope that you will debut from This Shore on Ark of 2012 together with personalities within or outside of art field who have been keeping their eyes on nomination exhibition in a long run. We will strive to discover new sea horizon for young artists &amp; to experience the date line of Chinese art. We will land on The Other Shore together to</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:32:29 +0000 Homan Ho, LAU HOK SHING, Chi Kit LO, Christine NG Mien Yin, Ng Ka Chun, Roy Ng, Trevor Yeung - Gallery EXIT - July 14th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Gallery EXIT is pleased to present Scalable Strategies, a group exhibition with works by Homan HO, LAU Hok Shing, LO Chi Kit, Christine NG Mien Yin, NG Ka Chun, Roy NG and Trevor YEUNG.</p> <p> </p> <p>Four assumptions for scalable art making strategies:</p> <p>1)    An art practice should be capable of handling a fluctuating, irregular amount of constraints and workload;</p> <p>2)    It will reconfigure and maximize its resources when the demand exceeds the daily routine;</p> <p>3)    A practice is said to be scalable, if it is suitably efficient and practical when having to create work for both small and large situations;</p> <p>4)    If the strategy fails when a quantitative factor increases, it does not scale.</p> <p><br /> Seven propositions using scalable strategies (that might not work):</p> <p>*          Projected rendering of a sculpture</p> <p>*          Plywood mountain growing upon itself</p> <p>*          5-point star made from long wooden planks the shape of toothpick </p> <p>*          A free-standing moon gate</p> <p>*          IKEA do-it-yourself furniture kits assembled at will</p> <p>*          Blades of grass moving in wave-like motion</p> <p>*          A functional fish pump pushing air through a maze of tubing</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 02:40:12 +0000 Pablo Picasso - Hong Kong Heritage Museum - July 14th, 2012 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Drawing inspiration from his daily life, Picasso explored a wide range of themes and styles, as his prolific artistic output bears witness to. The guest speaker will examine the relationship between the themes he addressed, his changes in style and his personal life with the aim of giving the audience a more comprehensive understanding of the art and life of Picasso and thus a more profound experience when approaching the works of art showcased in the exhibition. <br /> <br /> Venue: Seminar Room, Hong Kong Heritage Museum <br /> Speaker: Dr Alma Mikulinsky (Research Scholar (Fine Arts), Society of Scholars in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong)</p> <p><br /> <i>This programme will be conducted in English.</i> <br /> </p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:08:44 +0000 The Cave - K11 - July 14th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Learn to salvage high quality abandoned goods for reincarnation into something better than their previous life. Participants will transform recycled wood into a rustic and incredible-looking pencil case that is uniquely theirs. Learn how to operate the electric jigsaw, electric screw driver and other woodwork equipment that you wouldn’t otherwise get to use.</p> <p><strong>About The Cave:</strong></p> <p>Founded by 7 designers, The Cave is a creative workshop that specializes in facilitating the “reincarnation of abandoned goods”. Simply put, they are woodwork experts that transform good quality wooden waste into sleek, covetable furniture and other products.</p> <p>For enrollment and enquiries, please email or call +852 31188070.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 03:31:03 +0000 Group Show - M97 Gallery - July 14th, 2012 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>M97 Gallery is pleased to present <strong>&ldquo;Standing at the Water&rsquo;s Edge&rdquo;</strong>, a Group Exhibition featuring the works of sixteen M97 artists. The exhibition starts on Saturday 14th of July 2012, with an opening reception from 3:00 to 6:00 in the gallery.<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The "Standing at the Water's Edge" exhibition immerses the viewer's perspective in a juxtaposed state between land and water. The boundaries and relationship between these two intrinsically linked yet fundamentally opposed elements of nature encourage our gaze and stimulate our human imagination, while at the same time illuminating the individual's perspective when faced with that which is beyond our control, greater than our self. The water's edge is at once boundary and transition, destination and departure. The land acts as foundation and the water stimulates inspiration. From the water&rsquo;s edge we seek perspective, enlightment, or to feel the vastness of the universe against the smallness of our being. This position, or perspective, engulfs us. With land, water and &nbsp;the human element dwarfed between two worlds, we are given a platform to dream, reflect, relax, and celebrate existence.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:30:07 +0000 Wang Shuping - Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Doland Art Museum) - July 14th, 2012 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM <p><strong></strong>By cleverly appropriating G20 Summit as their subject, Wang Shuping’s paintings touch a nerve of the contemporary society. It makes us cool down our minds to think about the important issues which face human being at the present time. <br /> <strong>  </strong>The fashionization of global politics and economy is clearly demonstrated in emerging G20 Summit. With female’s sensitivity, Wang Shuping grasped the new tendency of global politics and economy and expressed her understandings on it by transforming G20 Summit. In fact, the fashionization of global politics and economy is the evolution of human being from patriarchal society to female-centered society. Though Wang Shuping did not take extreme means in resistance like most feminist artists do, her works on the transformation of G20 Summit is the most powerful expression on the feminization of human being so far. <br /> <strong>  </strong>What kind of world has Wang Shuping created for us? Is it a world which feminized the power or a world empowering the women? Many people regard Wang Shuping as feminist artist because it is easily seen as defense of women’s rights to replace male leaders with female images. But comparing with western female artists, Wang Shuping’s works are more like the expression of personal emotions rather than the expression of ideology. In contrast of the feminist artists who go to the extreme to express their feminist ideology, Wang Shuping’s art is closer to the natural color of female world. Feminist art returns to its original peace after having faced extreme challenges. Wang Shuping’s paintings reveal some of the symptoms of feminist art after the returning.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 03:42:40 +0000 Cheng Dapeng - Today Art Museum (TAM) - July 15th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Being Wonderful is the social value of Cheng Dapeng, born in a family of generations of artists. There is no big sarcasm or big critique. The exhibits include mechanical installation, analogous construction installation, derivatives from cultural innovation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>You will find the following objects in the paradise built by Cheng Dapeng:<br /> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong></strong>Wonderful Construction – The core of city, made of all kinds of organisms in the universe, will be revealed after the removal of its concrete shell. Everything is fused together softly, chaotically, riotously &amp; ferociously.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wonderful Painting – Painting of Man-of-Letters with new presentation &amp; tortuous ideography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wonderful Installation –An abnormal, exaggerated &amp; entertaining presentation of influences on human existence imposed by the city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wonderful Cultural Innovation – Untraditional and unique designs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exceptional aesthetics depicts the Wonderful value of Cheng Dapeng, a professional architect: a sarcastic attitude towards &amp; playful participation in the inevitable real life.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:49:30 +0000 Wang Peikun - Beijing Wan Fung Art Gallery - July 16th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><br />王佩坤的作品,不仅体现了千年的华夏文明、荣辱的中国历史,在构思上也是巧妙而别具一格:一比一真实比例让人们感受到消失的老北京的真实亲切,两张一幅的组画正是大门的两扇,四周也为画面的一部分而使画面成为了三维立体绘画。从技法上来看,王佩坤的作品写实而不保守,他的老北京大门并不像传统的写实绘画那样如同一张照片,光滑的像一面镜子。而是被刻画的细致入微,栩栩如生,但走近看却全是颜料的笔触颗粒,侧面看颜料高低不平,错落有致,使人感受到强烈的个人风格,全新的写实理念,以及朴实无华,返璞归真的人文思想。在这繁华热闹的七月,让王佩坤的油画,带您领略老北京的风情,去追寻记忆里的那些胡同,那些美好。</p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana;" face="Verdana">The works of Wang Peikun, not only embodies the thousand years of Chinese civilization, the Chinese concept of honor and Disgrace in history, conception is clever and have a style of one''''s own: a more than a true proportion to let people feel the disappearance of the old Beijing real kind, two of a series of paintings is the gate two fans, around for part of a picture and the screen so that the three-dimensional painting. From the technique point of view, the works of Wang Peikun realistic but not conservative, his old Beijing gate and unlike traditional realistic painting like a picture, smooth as a mirror. But be nuanced portrayal true to life likeness, but a close look, but is full of paint strokes particles, the side pigment is rugged, well-proportioned, makes people feel a strong personal style, new realist philosophy and recover one''''s original simplicity, chastity, humanistic thought. In this bustling July, let Wang Peikun oil painting, take you a taste of the old Beijing style, to pursue the memory of those alley, those beautiful.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:25:57 +0000 chen yuan chu - Beijing International Art Exposition - July 19th, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sat, 25 Aug 2012 20:51:46 +0000 Chan Kau On - Hong Kong Wan Fung Art Gallery - July 20th, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: Verdana;" face="Verdana">Wan Fung Art Gallery proudly presents to you the “Our Glorious Moments - Painting Exhibition of Chan Kau On” from 20 - 31 July in Hong Kong Wan Fung Art Gallery. Chan Kau On, whenever the art lovers in Hong Kong hear this name, it reminds us his awesome paintings which telling stories about the past and present of Hong Kong. Apart from enjoying the fascinating views in Hong Kong, we would also like to carry out some paintings which show you the nostalgic and modern moments in Shanghai, the bustling city of China. We believe that his paintings will resonate with you even you know nothing about art.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana;" face="Verdana">From a small fishing village, Hong Kong has developed into one of the world''''s leading international financial centres which require much time and sustained efforts by Hong Kong People. Whenever we enjoy the exciting night views of Hong Kong Victoria Harbor, only Hong Kong people can understand how much hard work that we paid for the success behind this beautiful scene. Besides Hong Kong, Shanghai''''s former glory is once again reappearing now after experiencing the vicissitudes during the past half a century. Good memories worth recording. Chan is good at choosing different colors and lines in his drawings in order to record the bits and pieces of Hong Kong and Shanghai. His drawings are colorful, dazzling and visually imaginative, which make us a more profound impression on these two places.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana;" face="Verdana">Chan''''s paintings create the unique appeal among its audiences. Let us step into a time tunnel and recall our glorious moments in these two cities.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 03:12:11 +0000 Tay Bak Chiang - Art Projects Gallery - July 21st, 2012 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p><strong>Tay Bak Chiang</strong>’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong showcases works from his ‘Stone’, ‘Lotus Pond’ and ‘Flower’ series. His delightfully poetic and visually intriguing compositions are inspired by his constant dialogue with nature and reflection of life through nature.<br /><br />Trained in the traditional Chinese ink painting, Bak Chiang is constantly exploring and finding fresh perspectives to depict the ubiquitous Chinese painting themes, breaking away from the dependence on representational forms and combining innovative paint medium with brush technique. This approach has imbued the prolific artist with an artistic freedom to produce works that are distinctive and truly refreshing, making him one of the most dynamic contemporary ink artist to watch.<br /><br />Bak Chiang graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he obtained his Diploma in Fine Art. Between 1997 and 1998, he also studied at the China Academy of Fine Arts in People’s Republic of China.<br /><br />Since 1995, Bak Chiang’s works has been exhibited extensively in Singapore and other parts of the world, including France, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Malaysia. His paintings are in the collection of The Istana (Official residence and office of the President of Singapore), National Art Gallery of Singapore, National Arts Council Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore and Singtel.<br /><br />Bak Chiang is the recipient of the prestigious Young Artist Award for Visual Arts from the National Arts Council Singapore in 2002. His works were awarded the First Prize at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore in 2000 &amp; 2003, Distinction at the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award 1999 &amp; 2002, First Prize at the Singapore Turf Club Art Competition 1999 and Shell Discovery Art Award Singapore in 1995.<br /><br />Born in Malaysia in 1973, the artist currently lives and works in Singapore.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 07:41:07 +0000 The Cave - K11 - July 21st, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Learn to salvage high quality abandoned goods for reincarnation into something better than their previous life. Participants will transform recycled wood into a rustic and incredible-looking pencil case that is uniquely theirs. Learn how to operate the electric jigsaw, electric screw driver and other woodwork equipment that you wouldn’t otherwise get to use.</p> <p><strong>About The Cave:</strong></p> <p>Founded by 7 designers, The Cave is a creative workshop that specializes in facilitating the “reincarnation of abandoned goods”. Simply put, they are woodwork experts that transform good quality wooden waste into sleek, covetable furniture and other products.</p> <p>For enrollment and enquiries, please email or call +852 31188070.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 03:32:41 +0000 Group Show - Today Art Museum (TAM) - July 21st, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:46:25 +0000