ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 - Today Art Museum (TAM) - August 14th, 2012 - August 22nd, 2012 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:03:00 +0000 Group Show - Osage Kwun Tong - May 16th, 2012 - August 23rd, 2012 <p>“Market Forces” is a group show of work by 13 artists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia<br />and Japan presented by the Osage Art Foundation at Osage Kwun Tong that provokes and challenges<br />existing theories of value in art. The exhibition examines the social, psychological, political and<br />historical basis of notions of value. It also looks at sociological aspects of culture, including institutions, their typical relation and form of organisation; and ruminates on the operation of the economic cycle of production, distribution, consumption and exchange.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:35:21 +0000 Group Show - ShanghART Gallery (main gallery) - July 13th, 2012 - August 23rd, 2012 <p>ShanghART Gallery proudly presents the oncoming group exhibition from July 13 – Aug23, 2012. This exhibition will bring you various art pieces from ShanghART artists including DING Yi, LI Shan, LIU Weijian,MadeIn Company, SHEN Fan, SUN Xun,YANG Fudong,  YU Youhan, ZHANG Enli, ZHOU Tiehai, etc.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:24:02 +0000 Mamoru Okuno - 2P Contemporary Art Gallery - August 4th, 2012 - August 24th, 2012 <p>As part of the third HELL HOT! New Music Festival, 2P Contemporary and Gallery EXIT are pleased to present the on-going project "etude for everyday life" by Osaka-based sound artist, Mamoru Okuno (aka mamoru). The exhibition includes a series of portable installations that transform everyday objects and practices into intimate sound experiences. The exhibition is on view from 5 August to 24 August 2012 at 6 - 20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun. </p> <p>The OED defines "étude" as a short musical composition, typically for one instrument, designed as an exercise to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player. Mamoru uses common objects such as plastic straws, food wrap, ice, steel hanger, instant noodle, electric kettle, and microwave as means to create. The sounds produced by an object's functional disposition are spotlighted and brought to the fore of our awareness. As sound forms, they are arranged and orchestrated to define a field of contemptible sound whilst the mechanism of sound production serves as a visual cue to aid heightened listening. These otherwise quotidian sounds present the opportunity for the viewer cum listener to re-discover the fullness of a sound and the wholeness of sounds, which perhaps, could only be heard through a daily practice of listening.</p> <p>  </p> <p>The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, 4 August 2012 at 6 - 8 pm.</p> <p> </p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:21:40 +0000 Suo Yutong - Art Beatus Gallery - Hong Kong - August 2nd, 2012 - August 24th, 2012 <p>Heartscape is no ordinary landscape. Each work is Suo Yutong’s dialogue with life, a chronicle of her steadfast patience as well as her undaunted sincerity as an artist.<br /> All paintings in this exhibition are composed of tens of thousand pieces of small fine hooks, meticulously grouped and textured on paper into recognizable topography.<br /> These works stand for the artist’s personal struggles against the mundane world around her and the serenity that she derived from completing the paintings.<br /> The Heartscape series also consists of works finished with sewn thread and hair, and three-dimensional pieces built with tiny round beads.<br /> Suo graduated from the Department of Oil Painting of the China Academy of Art in 1999 and completed the main postgraduate courses of that same academy the next year. She now lives and works in Beijing.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:57:51 +0000 Kay Chan, Catherine Suen, Match Chen - K11 FASHION MUSE - August 18th, 2012 - August 25th, 2012 <p>Date: 18/8, 25/8<br />Time: 14:00-16:00</p> <p>Seeing countless eggshells being discarded during food production on a daily basis, KaCaMa Design Lab is inspired to create a simple yet beautiful candle.</p> <p><strong>About KaCaMa Design Lab:</strong></p> <p>Founded in 2011 by Hong Kong product designers Kay Chan, Catherine Suen and Match Chen, KaCaMa Design Lab specializes in reusing preconsumer waste material to produce visually stunning pieces that carries a deeper meaning about environmental conservation.</p> <p>For enrollment and enquiries, please email <a href=""></a> or call +852 31188070.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 03:48:10 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - August 14th, 2012 - August 25th, 2012 <p>Exhibition of Art of dress with Beishan of Ethnic Minority in Southwest China-donated by Ma Zhengrong and Ma Li</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:57:18 +0000 Group Show - Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Doland Art Museum) - August 18th, 2012 - August 25th, 2012 <p><strong></strong>写实绘画的“空间幻觉”与表现主义的“激情笔触”、抽象主义的“材料肌理”一样,都是一种艺术表达的语言方式,如同中 国画中的笔墨语言。不同的语言和言语方式没有高下,但在语言内部存在着质量好坏和运用恰当性的问题。认真研究当代的写实绘画,我们可以看到仍然有一批青年 画家坚持写实绘画的技巧与表达方式,但是他们的绘画正在悄然发生变化,而变化的方向并非顺着传统写实绘画的方向。他们的绘画还保留着写实性的形象面貌,但 其实已经朝着象征主义、超现实主义转换。我们可以称之为一种值得注意的“异动”。</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:06:26 +0000 Anselm Kiefer - White Cube Hong Kong - May 16th, 2012 - August 25th, 2012 <div class="expandable"> <div class="text ff"> <p>Over the past four decades, Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation that has made him one of the most important European artists of the past four decades.</p> <p>After studying law, and Romance languages and literature, Kiefer devoted himself entirely to painting. He attended the School of Fine Arts at Fribourg-in-Brisgau then the Art Academy in Karlsuhe while maintaining contact with Joseph Beuys, but soon began to develop his own deliberately indigenous set of subjects and symbols that he used to explore the fraught territory of German history and identity. In his muscular artistic language, physical materiality and visual complexity enliven his themes and content with a rich, vibrant tactility. His subject-matter ranges over sources as diverse as Teutonic mythology and history, alchemy and the nature of belief, all depicted in a bewildering variety of materials, including oil paint, dirt, lead, models, photographs, woodcuts, sand, straw and all manner of organic material. By adding found materials to the painted surface of his immense tableaux, he invents a compelling third space between painting and sculpture. Recent work has broadened his range yet further, and in 2006 he showed a series of paintings based around the little-known work of modernist poet Velimir Chlebnikov (1885-1922). Few contemporary artists match Kiefer's epic reach, and his work consistently balances powerful imagery with acute critical analysis.</p> <p>Anselm Kiefer was born in Donaueschingen, Germany in 1945. He lives and works in Provence, France. He has exhibited widely, including solo shows at MoMA, New York (1987), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (1991), The Metropolitan Museum, New York (1998), Royal Academy, London (2001), Fort Worth Museum of Art, Fort Worth (2005) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006), Mass MoCA, Massachusetts, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2010) and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2011).</p> </div> </div> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:08:22 +0000 Liu Ren, Ye Hongxing and Tong Ng, Huang Yulong - Art+ Shanghai Gallery - July 6th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012 <p><strong><em>In </em></strong><strong><em>Between Days II</em></strong> is a showcase of a new and previously viewed works from the gallery’s collection and collaborating artists. Art mediums include photography, sculpture, ink and oil paintings.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 03:04:27 +0000 Group Show - M97 Gallery - July 14th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012 <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 20:30:06 +0000 Lou Zhenggang - Today Art Museum (TAM) - August 6th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012 <p>Lou Zhenggang started to learn calligraphy and painting from her father at her early age. She, as a young girl, was considered as a legendary figure in China’s calligraphy &amp; painting filed during 1970s &amp; 1980s. Lou Zhenggang went to Japan in 1986 and resided abroad from then on. She has been an active international figure of fine art for her devotion to spread Chinese culture. During the past 20 years, she staged 26 solo exhibitions and 3 tour exhibitions in China, Japan, USA and soon. Her calligraphic works and paintings showed the contemporary spirit of China, and collected by many renowned museums and private collectors. In 1993, Lou Zhenggang Works Exhibitions was held in UN headquarter in New York. The UN Children’s Fund printed 22 of her works onto postcards to issue in over 140 countries and regions. 8 of her works were chosen to be the cover page of 8-volume High School national language textbooks of Japan. In 2007, the 34 serial works named Life &amp; Love by Lou Zhenggang was collected by China National Museum.<br /> <br /> "My work is all I have got”. Art meant life to her during the past dozens of years. She constantly pursued something above and beyond in her artistic career by exploring more depictive new materials and by employing different media and tools. Her works included Life &amp; Love, Sun and Moon Shining Forever, Heart, Harmony; Life Goes On, Nature and other serial works. Since 2004, Lou Zhenggang has gone out of art world to host interviews in Tokyo TV station, write columns for CEO Daily of Sankei Shimbun, etc. Her efforts on the promotion of Chinese calligraphy and painting culture have gained high acclaims. Her publications include ‘Heart’, ‘Words from Heart’, ‘Hindrance in Heart’, ‘Book of Heart’, and ‘Some Words to Give You’, ‘Maxim’ etc.  Her new book, ‘Stories from Heart’ will be published by Sanlian Press in June.<br /> <br /> Her new installations and many representative works will be on exhibition in Today Art Museum this time.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 02:22:08 +0000 Tsang Kin-Wah - Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong - July 27th, 2012 - August 27th, 2012 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:33:00 +0000 David Penny, Tabitha Jussa, David Jacques, Liang Yue, FAN Shisan, MAN Yi - ShanghART H-space - July 27th, 2012 - August 27th, 2012 <p>Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (UK) and ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China) are delighted to present an exhibition of new work by six emerging artists.  <br /><br />A Lecture Upon The Shadow launches in Shanghai at ShanghART Gallery’s H-Space from 27 July to 27 August 2012 as part of the UK Now Festival, a major visual and performing arts festival taking place across China from April – November 2012. The exhibition then travels to the UK’s Open Eye Gallery from 7 December 2012 to 17 February 2013. <br /><br />The exhibition is an exciting collaboration between Open Eye, a publicly funded photography gallery in Liverpool, and ShanghART, Shanghai’s leading commercial gallery. <br /><br />It brings together new work by six rising stars from both countries working with photography – three from the UK’s North West and three from Shanghai. Using different approaches, the artists play with light, shadow and form to re-imagine familiar situations, exploring photography’s relationship to illusion and the everyday. <br /><br />The six exhibiting artists are: David Jacques (Liverpool); Tabitha Jussa (Liverpool); David Penny (Manchester); Fan Shi San (Shanghai) ; Man Yi (Shanghai) and Liang Yue (Shanghai).<br /><br />David Jacques’ work explores history, narrative and the interplay between fact and fiction. North Canada – English Electric (2009-10) consists of 171 stereoscopic images of post-industrial landscapes. Invented in the 1830s, stereoscopy was an early form of 3D imaging. Jacques' stereoscopic images of industrial structures echo the photography of the highly influential 20th Century industrial photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, prompting a re-thinking of modern photographic practice through the eyes of an obsolete optical media.    <br />Tabitha Jussa’s new work Eldon Grove (2012) documents the site of an abandoned utopian social housing development in North Liverpool. Built in 1912, Eldon Grove is an imposing site consisting of three separate buildings. The community were moved out in the 1960s and despite a preservation order the building has been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair while the conservation officers and developers struggle to agree on its future. Jussa’s meticulous documentation of Eldon Grove involves 50 individual negative images, composited together digitally to create an impossible view of the buildings – a heightened realism. <br /><br />David Penny’s new series of work Dutch Paintings (2012) has been made through a process of constructing intricate sculptures from the pages of a reproduction art book (which was found by Penny in a junk shop) and then photographing them. Presented behind coloured glass, these art-objects have undergone a number of deformations and reconstructions, highlighting photography’s transformational ability and its relationship to the history of art.   <br /><br />Liang Yue’s new photographs taken in deteriorating lighting conditions capture frozen moments of everyday life. By subtly manipulating her images, Liang Yue enhances the effects of natural and artificial light on the camera lens and the surface of the image, creating imaginary scenes caught somewhere between twilight and darkness. <br /><br />Fan Shi San’s project Two of Us (2009 -) explores the identity formation of people born in China since the introduction of the one child policy (a population control measure that applies to married, urban couples, in place since 1978). Constructing images of young people together with their imaginary reflections, the works are suggestive of separation and loneliness, as the two characters in the images never seem to be able to communicate. <br /><br />Man Yi’s Memory of Water (2006 - 2010) traces details of a landscape surrounding the Yangtze River as it follows its natural course through the Yangtze region and into the East China Sea. Details are barely visible, caught in darkness, evoking a strange sense of detachment and unease. Man Yi’s experiments with light and depth of field create illusory spaces that are full of suspense and difficult to define. <br /><br />A Lecture Upon The Shadow is curated by Patrick Henry (Director) and Karen Newman (Curator) from Open Eye Gallery, Ling Min (Director of International Projects, University of the Arts, Shanghai) and the team of ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai. The exhibition takes its title from a poem by the English Renaissance poet John Donne.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:40:47 +0000 - Shanghai Art Museum - August 18th, 2012 - August 28th, 2012 <p> 游光霖先生系福建省美术馆馆长,中国美术馆专业委员理事、福建师范大学美术学院硕士生导师、福建省美术家协会常务理事、福建书法家协会会员。他在繁忙的工作之余,孜孜于艺术沃土的耕耘,多年来创作了许多富有禅意的摄影作品。作品应用摄影语言来阐释其对绘画、书法等艺术门类的别致注解,儒雅的学养与对生活的讴歌在其以小见大的画面中得到淋漓尽致的表达。作品内容包罗万象:有对大自然风光的热情赞美;有对平凡生活细节的诗意诠释;有对当下都市生活的真诚关注。在他的镜头下,不仅关注拍摄对象的表征和仪态,而且体现物体生命的本质。作品强调构图、光影交叉构造出的独特美感,而且把自己的思想与情感融贯其中,使镜头下自然物的原生态与摄影家内在心灵的叠合呼应。艺术家对自然社会细致入微的观察,具有着深邃的洞察力,作品既强调用光影等摄影造型语言去组合剪裁万千物象,又通过点、线、面的刻画去描绘具有东方禅意的雅致画面。<br /><br />      纵观游光霖先生的作品,色彩与光影的巧妙运用,交织成一幅幅别样的画面,充分表达了作者对自然对生命的欣喜与热爱,对“完美”与“理想”的追求,就似一首首光影律动的诗歌,让人在静观默想之中生发出这样的共鸣:“热爱自然,热爱生命,生活原本是美的。”<br /><br /></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:14:00 +0000 Group Show - Shanghai Gallery of Art - August 2nd, 2012 - August 28th, 2012 <p>If the term ‘Everyday’ has a tedious connotation, this exhibition juxtaposes works by contemporary artists which transforms our vision of the mundane and provides a fresh perspective on our experience. Through their representations of banal objects and scenes, these artists reveal the spectrum of emotional states and complex network of social and cultural paradigms that form the foundation of our daily life.  In this way they invite us to renew our vision of reality and to explore the multitude of possibilities therewithin.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:22:27 +0000