ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/show en-us 40 Geng Jianyi - Minsheng Art Museum - September 7th, 2012 - October 12th, 2012 <p>From September 7 to October 12, Minsheng Art Museum will be hosting GENG Jianyi’s solo exhibition “Wu Zhi”. Featuring more than 100 pieces from 1985 to 2008, the exhibition will be the artist’s first solo review exhibition in China. GENG is one of the contemporary art pioneers in China in the 80s, and he never ceased to explore ways of self-expressing. While his work is presented in a diverse format, there is one consistent theme. GENG’s work quests after answers to largely rhetorical questions on the human condition, and aims to evoke the self-awareness of audiences through details. And thus the value and the impact of his work far go beyond the surface.<br /> <br /> The exhibition is consisted of GENG Jianyi’s various works from the past 23 years. The show includes the artist’s paintings of early period, i.e. Two Heads(The Second Situation), Eternal Rays of the Sun, Lace, and etc.; Works on photo paper from the late 1990s to 2000s, i.e. Face, Light Part, Book Leaves, Water Shadow, Watermarks, Certification, and etc.; Archive files, i.e. Who Is He, Existence, Forms and Certificates, and etc.; Books, i.e. From First to last Page, Soak Series, and etc., video works, i.e. Four Interludes, Dimension of Vision, and etc. and installations i.e. Cupboard, Useless, and etc. Catalogue will be published after the opening of the exhibition.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:06:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Sushan CHAN, HO Sin Tung, Cassian LAU, Joey Leung, Vivian Poon, Wilson Shieh, TSE Yim On - Gallery EXIT - September 15th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012 <p>Painting On and On presents a series of exhibitions proposing various discourses on painting in Hong Kong today. The first instalment of this project will feature works by more than thirty local painters, ranging from early practitioners of the 1970s to a selection of emerging artists. Born out of a desire to stimulate interest, the thematic exhibitions, seminars, workshops and a publication are documentations of the artists' collaboration, commonalities and mutual influences. </p> <p>The first exhibition in the programme, "The Repository of Coherent Babbles" includes works by Sushan CHAN, HO Sin Tung, Cassian LAU, Joey LEUNG, Vivian POON, Wilson SHIEH and TSE Yim On. The use of figuration and narrative has had a long tradition in painting. With the movement gaining momentum since the late 1990s in Hong Kong, artists employ the quotidian to question the descriptive and representational limitations of the medium. The painters in this exhibition combine inspirations from Chinese and Western figuration, mythology, fables, surrealism, comics, animation, film and literature into visual narrations of contemporary realities.</p> <p>Painting On and On is an artist-run project initiated by a group of Hong Kong painters in the Spring of 2011. This exhibition series is supported by Gallery EXIT @SOUTHSITE.</p> <p> </p> <p>《繪畫大道中》將舉辦展覽系列,探討五個香港當代繪畫的主題。這個計劃之首輪活動召集了三十多位創作形態各異的藝術家,當中包含七十年代的前輩畫家以至近期正在崛起的年輕畫家。藉着這群藝術家共同籌劃的主題展覽、專題講座、工作坊及出版物,為他們的合作過程、共通點和大家的相互影響作一個記錄,希望提供更多理解當代香港繪畫的切入點。</p> <p>首個展覽《妄想專門店》包括陳素珊、何倩彤、劉啓舜、梁嘉賢、潘蔚然、石家豪及謝炎安的作品。以人物及敘事為主軸的繪畫,歷史悠久。香港在九十年代末開始出現一批畫家,利用日常生活點滴作題材來挑戰繪畫這個媒介中描述和表徵的局限。今次展覽的畫家把中外畫風、傳奇、童話、動漫、超現實主義,加上電影及文學等原材,揉合成現今生活的視覺敘事。</p> <p>《繪畫大道中》計劃由一群香港畫家於2011年春天發起,以藝術家主導為推行此計劃之原則。今次展覽系列由安全口畫廊@SOUTHSITE協辦。</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 02:40:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list HO TZU NYEN, Lam Tung Pang, Lee Kit, Li Yifan, Joao Vasco Paiva, Jewyo Rhii, YUK KING TAN - Spring - October 12th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012 <p>Continuing the Atlas of Asia Art Archive, an atlas installation of real and imaginary places found in Asia Art Archive which was developed during their AAA residency, artist/architect duo MAP Office will present ‘Performing the Archipelago’.  ‘Performing the Archipelago’ is a series of events that explore the possibility of cultural exchange and dialogue between a selection of artists included in the Atlas. The first of the programme is two-day event takes place at Spring Workshop with 7 artists from the region, including Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Lam Tung Pang (Hong Kong), Lee Kit (Hong Kong), Li Yifan (Chongqing), Joao Vasco Paiva (Hong Kong), Jewyo Rhii (Seoul), and Yuk King Tan (Hong Kong).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Programme details</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>12 October 2012</strong><br /> <strong>Part 1 – UNIVERSAL VALUES</strong><br /> 8-8.30 pm<br /> Atlas of AAA by Valerie Portefaix (MAP Office)</p> <p>8.30-10.30 pm<br /> Screening of the documentary Village Archive: Longwancun 2006 Video Files (2008, 91 mins) followed by a discussion with artist/director Li Yifan (Chongqing).</p> <p>The film flows with the changing of the seasons, following no specific storyline. There are no great joys, no great tragedies. Everything happens, yet nothing comes to conclusion; time simply passes. Strictly speaking, this is an edited visual archive of the countryside, a day-to-day account of an ordinary southwestern village of no particular importance.<br /> Keywords: China, rural, universal values</p> <p><strong>13 October 2012</strong><br /> <strong>Part 2 – ECONOMIC ONES<br /> </strong> 2-3pm<br /> Yuk King Tan (Hong Kong) in conversation with Laurent Gutierrez (MAP Office, Hong Kong).</p> <p>This discussion will be based on Tan’s Island Portrait, a group portrait of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation living in Rarotonga, capital of the Cook Islands situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. These 61 Chinese workers from one of the world’s largest construction companies are currently building Rarotonga’s courthouse.<br /> Keywords: Island, economic migration, politics</p> <p><strong>Part 3 – UNLIMITED</strong><br /> 3-3.20 pm<br /> Presentation by Joao Vasco Paiva (Hong Kong).</p> <p>Paiva will present a slideshow of a personal narrative with maps and images, which serve as an alternative visualisation and interpretation of the history from and about Asia.<br /> Keywords: Maps, portolan, fiction</p> <p><strong>Part 4 – PERSONAL KINGDOM<br /> </strong>3.20-3.40 pm<br /> Presentation by Jewyo Rhii (Seoul)</p> <p>Jewyo Rhii will present her work for the first time in Hong Kong. Focusing on Lie on Han River, a three-part installation composed of drawings developed over three years, a video related to the drawings, and temporary objects, the work assumes the form of a love letter to an ex-lover. It tells the story of two anti-capitalist artists who met and dated around the Han River in Seoul but separated when winter came.<br /> Keywords: Exile, refuge, politics</p> <p><strong>Part 5 – NOMADIC ONES<br /> </strong>3.40-4 pm<br /> Presentation by Lee Kit (Hong Kong)</p> <p>Lee Kit will present a new video related to his work How to set up an apartment for Johnny.<br /> Keywords: Lightness, home, politics</p> <p>4-4.30 pm<br /> Discussion with Joao Vasco Paiva, Jewyo Rhii, and Lee Kit. Moderated by Laurent Gutierrez.</p> <p><strong>Part 6 – CONSTRUCTED FICTIONS<br /> </strong>5-5.20 pm<br /> Reading by Lam Tung Pang (Hong Kong)</p> <p>The artist will read a series of texts based on the references to traditional Chinese culture in his recent paintings.<br /> Keywords: Hong Kong Island, history, identity<br /> <strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Part 7 – EPIC JOURNEY<br /> </strong>5.30-6.30 pm<br /> Presentation by Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore)</p> <p>The artist will reenact his lecture Utama, a project about the forgotten pre-colonial founder of Singapore.<br /> Keywords: History, Politics, Reenactment</p> <p>6.30-7.00pm<br /> Conclusion and informal discussion</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:09:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list GUY MAESTRI - The Space - September 20th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012 <p class="Body">The Cat Street Gallery is pleased to announce Archibald Prize winner <strong>Guy Maestri’s</strong> third stunning solo show with the gallery. ‘<strong>More Paintings From No Man’s Land</strong>’ is a new series of oil on linen works depicting landscape scenes of Australia’s diverse terrain.</p> <p class="Body">Maestri is well known for his ability to work in more than one style and across many mediums, often dramatically altering the appearance of his work from one show to the next. In more recent works and for this upcoming show, Maestri has returned to his rural homeland for inspiration.</p> <p class="Body">Maestri depicts mountain, forest, and field with a vigorous and expressive approach creating deeply atmospheric pieces which are intrinsically connected to the places they are inspired by.</p> <p>Born in New South Wales, Maestri is based in Sydney and has shown widely throughout Australia with many successful solo shows. Aside from the 2009 Archibald Prize win for his stirring portrait of Indigenous singer, Geoffrey Gurrumul, he was a finalist for the Dobell Drawing Prize in both 2007 and 2008.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:12:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Qin Chong - He Xiangning Art Museum - September 29th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p>由何香凝美术馆主办,冯博一、王东策划的“秦冲作品(2000-2012)---无边的极地”于2012年9月29日至10月14日在何香凝美术馆举办。 展览将展出秦冲自2000年以来27件纸本、油画、雕塑、影像作品。这次展览是艺术家秦冲利用绘画、装置、行为、影像等多媒介方式表现自我与社会现实、生 存状态,以及在“文化游牧”过程中,对东西方艺术基本态度与艺术转化方式上的一次综合、集中展示。  <br /><br />艺术家在持续不断的艺术实验,通过 装置、绘画、雕塑和行为等多种方式,一方面呈现出材料属性的独特美感,注重个人内心静观的认知与体验,在对材料的不断深入研究,对媒介语言不断纯化的探索 中,试图在黑白两极的二元对比和刻意的关照中,体现出其中的对立、冲突与平衡,以及意念与意境的东方情怀;另一方面,他的艺术游离于其间的艺术自主与独立 的同时,对历史、现实秩序进行直接的反思、介入,依据于创作主体的记忆经验,将作品自身张力置于相对逼仄的生存空间,并在无边的历史和记忆的两极,发现与 现实相关的处境和叙事。  <br /><br />秦冲的艺术实现了在一个新的语境中自由穿越的能力和可能性。他既利用中国传统的思维方式对“物态”本身的认 知,在潜隐中内聚着力量,又赋予了一种现代与后现代方法的形式结构。从而使作品在交叉、隔空、墨白灰对比的“无形”与“有形”、“虚”与“实”的结构中, 都明显地感受到时代变迁和社会转型期间,传统与当代、东方与西方的矛盾与冲突,人性的纠结和心理的焦虑等等生存的困境。这种表达方式无疑是睿智的,但对于 艺术家也是一种挑战。作为一种夸张、比喻、象征的表现,它的成功与否,关键取决于艺术家在择选的媒介上,即是否能与他所寄予的观念与形式、语言自然地融为 一体,使观者能够顺利地将思绪延展到视觉的层面上来。在这样一个展览结构里,展示了秦冲自由与开放的创作状态。这种自由的舒展,弥合了许多跳跃所产生的缝 隙,使结构成为整体和感觉的综合,以及在喧嚣的混世里浓缩了秦冲“无所谓”的自我表现。 </p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 06:54:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list - K11 at The Masterpiece - October 13th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p>Hong Kong Design Centre and K11 Art Mall co-organise Design Mart 2012 featuring more than seventy booths of unique and creative products by emerging design and art talents in Hong Kong. This year, the design-oriented open market will span two consecutive weekends on 13-14 and 20-21 October and aims to demonstrate designers’ creativity showcasing their uniquely and creatively designed products for the public to purchase.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 02:17:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Group Show - Osage Kwun Tong - September 15th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p>Osage Art Foundation has partnered with He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau to co-present a touring exhibition that begins in Taipei Fine Art Museum, and continue on to Macau, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The exhibition presents more than 40 artworks from 14 artists in the 4 cities.<br />The Cross Strait-Regions Artistic Exchange Project is a recurring exhibition based on a geographical concept. The project has comprised three touring editions over the past years. Previous project were Departure in 2008, The Butterfly Effect in 2009, and 1+1 in 2011.<br />‘It takes Four Sorts’ is the fourth edition of the Cross Strait-Regions Artistic Exchange Project. The exhibition features crossed regional ‘curating the self’ exchange from the curators from four regions with a shared Chinese cultural root, they displace and reattach each of their own focuses, observation and judgment of art to the selected artists and artwork in the ‘offshore’; hence the art and cultural disposition and tangle of these regions are reflected. Such occurrence is perhaps the results of the incompetence of the exhibition selection and presentation, or the preconception of the ‘stage’ itself, as if art itself is a game of crossed-signals and misinterpretation.<br />Each curator selected artists from one of the three other regions instead of their native region. For instance, curator from Taiwan selected artists from Hong Kong, and curator from Macao selected artists from Taiwan. In such way they displace their individual curatorial research and hence immerse their curatorial look into other regions’ peculiarities, uniqueness of this shared Chinese culture. By means of observations, ‘field work’ and impressions the four curators will advance their analysis on the current scenario and features of contemporary art practices within these four regions. Therefore it is not the only between the artist but also in the curatorial level.<br />This project is co-presented by He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, Osage Art Foundation in Hong Kong, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau.<br />The Exhibition in Hong Kong is presented by Osage Art Foundation in collaboration with Osage Gallery with the support from Hong Kong Arts Development Council.</p> <p></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:19:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list - The Hong Kong Museum of Art - June 22nd, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p>The “Qianlong Garden”, also known as the Ningshou Gong Garden, is located in the northeastern corner of the Forbidden City. It is a complex built by Emperor Qianlong for his enjoyment after his retirement and has never been opened to the public before. The Garden is now being restored to its former splendour, after which some of the objects in the Garden are revealed to the world. The Hong Kong Museum of Art is honoured to be the first museum in Asia to stage the artifacts of the Garden.</p> <p>Featuring 77 sets of painting and calligraphy, furniture, mural paintings, architectural elements and religious art on loan from the Palace Museum, the exhibition attempts to study the cultural significance of the traditional Chinese royal garden, as well as the Emperor’s philosophical thoughts and religious beliefs, his pursuit of longevity and eternal bliss as reflected in the intriguing design of the Garden and its artifacts.</p> <p>The exhibition gallery is designed to reconstruct the sense of intimacy and the allure of the Garden. Interactive installation is incorporated to offer the audience a new visiting experience.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 23:41:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list He Hai, Deng Dafei - Iberia Center for Contemporary Art - September 22nd, 2012 - October 15th, 2012 <p>Exhibition themed in <b><i>Trudge – Geography of Utopia</i></b> will be presented at Iberia Center for Contemporary Art located within 798 Art Zone in Beijing dating from 22 September till 15 October by Utopian Art Group artists Deng Dafei and He Hai.</p> <p>Trudge is a daily behavior, as well as a symbolic notion or metaphor like pursuit, quest, or aspiration. It is natural to associate trudge with overwhelmingly philosophical quests as where we are from and where to go. As far as Utopian Art Group is concerned, the wonder of trudge lies in its magic combination of daily routine with ideal.</p> <p>Shown in works completed individually or collaboratively, trudge has grown into a core concept to both artists’ creation over years. Trudge turns into the major form of art expression applied by both artists in their various works. Utopian Art Group has deployed unique artistic experiments across the nation and the globe, inspired permanently by featured domain wherever they set foot. Along with the constant treks, a trudging image emerges, mirroring Utopian Group’s ceaseless pursuit of ideal paradise beyond the filthy human world.</p> <p>Utopian Art Group was invited by Manchester Chinese Art Center to complete on-the-spot art creation and to join the Asian Art Triennial Exhibition in the year of 2011, which generates the oncoming exhibition in September. During the one-month creation in Manchester, Deng Dafei and He Hai successfully conceived a series of works entitled <b><i>Encircling</i></b>, including behavioral art, video, photography, and sets of device demonstration. Dressed in bizarre costume and postures, the two artists pushed a giant wool ball along lanes and streets of Manchester, stringing up decisive sites of the city and eventually encircling a besieged spot. The route was copied onto the war of Chinese Art Center, forming an image of sheep. The highlight of this artistic creation is to call upon memory of Industrial Revolution in Manchester.</p> <p><b><i>Encircling</i></b> gave rise to the notion of trudge, corresponding to Utopian Group’s artistic aspiration. After the Asian Art Triennial Exhibition in Manchester, Utopian Group designed fresh works stressing on the theme of trudge. In the meanwhile, they sort out previous works with an intention of highlighting innate theme of trudge. The endeavor of the approaching exhibition is, therefore, consist of vigorous fresh creations plus renewed former works.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:26:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list CCCHU - ILIVETOMORROW - September 15th, 2012 - October 15th, 2012 <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed" id="id_5051622aceeab0829177058">ILIVETOMORROW presents 'COLLECTIONS (im)PERMANENTES 01' with CITYROAMERS PRoject by the Hong Kong Based Fashion Designers CCCHU.<br /> <br /> COLLECTION (IM)PERMANENTS:<br /> “permanent” is being created when you use a new perspective to create something beautiful &amp; meaningful.<br /> <br /> <div class="text_exposed_show">CITY ROAMERS:<br /> In our City Roamer collection, inspired by the free roaming child in village, we want to explore a free way of both making and wearing clothes.<br /> <br /> Constructed by randomly drawn fluid lines, chaotic mixed of textures and contrasting colors , in order to create a free form and contrast on the clothes. Wrap the belt and sleeves as you wish, to express a sense of incorrectness,wildness and playfulness.<br /> <br /> CCCHU<br /> <br /> CURVES as motifs towards design for clothes. CCCHU’s ‘random free-hand drawn curves’ is an autobiographical expression to explore free, timeless beauty and form. Triggering by a deep interest in traditional values as well as ancient wisdoms, the husband and wife team, CC and CHU, are inspired to re-examine the way of clothes making for daily wear in the city. <br /> The end matter is created by harmonious arrangements- of curves. of colors. of a mixed of organic and deliberately selected material. This in turn, to propose a balance and juxtaposition with skyscrapers and the environment in contemporary lives. <br /> <br /> Behind CCCHU<br /> <br /> CC-Wong Ching Ching<br /> Born into a family of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Ching Ching is greatly influenced by the principles of promoting harmony in the body and whatever’s happening inside reflects tremendously outside. Studied Psychology at University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada, she later returned to Hong Kong and worked as a visual merchandiser at luxury fashion retailer, Pedder Group.<br /> <br /> CHU- Chu Kin Yip<br /> A born and bred Hong Konger, Chu read Textiles and Clothing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked at luxury fashion retailers in Hong Kong such as Lane Crawford, I.T, D-Mop, and Pedder Group.<br /> <br /> OPENING: Saturday 15 September at 6.30PM<br /> EXHIBITION: September 15 to October 15</div> <div class="text_exposed_show"></div> <div class="text_exposed_show"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/156207/6p27/20120913043555-Final_Invitation_LO.jpg" /></div> </div> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:36:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Xiang Jing, qu guangci - MOCA Shanghai (Museums of Contemporary Art Shanghai) - September 9th, 2012 - October 17th, 2012 <div style="text-align: left; line-height: 12pt; layout-grid-mode: char;" align="left">It's a great honor for Moca Shanghai to work with two outstanding sculpturers Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci."<em>Will Things Ever Get Better?" Xiang Jing+ Qu Guangci Joint Exhibition</em> tries to experience, realize and question life, art, the past, the present or the future,hoping the visitors can reflect on their life.</div> <div style="text-align: left; line-height: 12pt; layout-grid-mode: char;" align="left">From Shanghai to Beijing, Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci looked on the prosperity and the vanity, the beauty and the emptiness of the two cites, and askedpeople "Will things ever get better?". Xiang's works can be classified into two parts: acrobatics and animal. Andin fact they are sending out just one information:the situation.  Acrobatics and reality are living in each other; while the animal part tells people artist's sympathy and excessive feelings towards the whole universe.</div> <div style="text-align: left; line-height: 12pt; layout-grid-mode: char;" align="left">Qu Guangci's Twitters <em>and </em>pictured the pomps and vanities of this heartless world. The artist listened to the non-understandable language, trying to concretize the wonderfulness right into small fatty faces.</div> <div style="text-align: left; line-height: 12pt; layout-grid-mode: char;" align="left">We hope the two artists' perspectives can help the visitors to be able to look inside themselves.  The artistic works can be treated as a special language, and it takes on different forms to question the current society. Unanswered though, we believe every visitor can find their own answer.</div> <div style="text-align: left; line-height: 12pt; layout-grid-mode: char;" align="left"> </div> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:53:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Lee So Yeun - CAIS Gallery Hong Kong - September 20th, 2012 - October 19th, 2012 <p>CAIS Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present a 7th solo exhibition  of Lee So Yeun. Lee So Yeun's </p> <p>paintings mainly focus on self-portraits which create a subtle theatrical atmosphere. <br /> <br /> Her desire to create her own garden is the motif of this exhibition.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:11:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list - K11 at The Masterpiece - September 1st, 2012 - October 19th, 2012 <p>Each year AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) would host an exhibition as a platform for the exchange of thoughts and ideas. This year the exhibition will be held in Hong Kong in conjunction with the AGI Open with the theme “Heaven and Hell” – an extreme yet fitting term to describe this city full of contradictions. K11 will host an extension event of the AGI Open, featuring a selection of works from this year’s AGI participating artists.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 03:28:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Group Show - Hanart TZ Gallery - September 25th, 2012 - October 20th, 2012 <p>We are delighted to announce that our space at 401 Pedder Building is now ready. </p> <p>To celebrate the new gallery,  <strong><em>Moving…39 Steps Up the Corridor </em></strong>will feature 10 prominent artists.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 04:00:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Atsushi Tawa - Identity Art Gallery - September 13th, 2012 - October 20th, 2012 <p><b>Enter the manifest universe of Japanese artist Atsushi Tawa where allusively functional objects are bejeweled, bedazzled and bewitched by matter that is as natural as it is manmade, as alive as it is dead, and as beautiful as it is ugly.</b></p> <p><b>Concerned with the emptiness of both form and content, and presented as an isolation of the Romantic ideal, Tawa’s stunning sculptures, shown in Hong Kong for the first time, are an oddly poetic response to our imperfect world. </b></p> <p><b>Tawa’s fascination about the concept of individuality as a notion of established societal norm has led him to experiment with a wide variety of mediums and methods, covering drawing, mixed media sculpture, installations, video and painting. </b></p> <p><b>Allusive yet never symbolic, yearning yet never utopian, Tawa’s works draw forth an ever-evolving dialog between the functional and the functionless, art and autonomy, and design and utility. In Bejeweled, Tawa juxtaposes a collection of found mannequins with quartz - itself a dead object with ephemeral and perpetual existence.</b></p> <p><b><i>“My father once said to me the world began as a rock – he was an analytical and bioinorganic chemist. My mother disagreed, she said it was a flake of sand – she was an elementary school teacher. And what do I think? I think it began as a banana! Why not?”</i></b><b> <i>--Atsushi Tawa</i></b></p> <p><b>Born, lives and works in Kyoto, Tawa graduated from the Bachelors fine arts department of Tokyo Zokei University before earning his masters at the Glasgow School of Art in the UK. His recent exhibitions include “Power of A Painting 2012”, NADiff Gallery, Tokyo; “Hidden World – Hidden Answers”, Kunstlerhaus, Hamberg, Germany and the EWAA Award Exhibition, Le Galerie, London UK; “Illusion / Reality”, Emerson Gallery Berlin.</b></p> <p> </p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:28:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Liu Baomin, Rao Songqing, Ma Sibo, Liu Ye, Xin Luoting, Yang Dongxue, Chang Xiaojun, Shen Dapeng - Yan Club Arts Center - September 22nd, 2012 - October 20th, 2012 <p class="p0">在全民"围观时代",每一个人都可以是“自媒体”。</p> <p class="p0">在这种从众行为的“爆炸式”传播效应下,我们的思考无论是个体或公共领域,是否还经得起围观都已不重要了;</p> <p class="p0">而面对你看见的“假新闻真现场”和所谓的“纠错和澄清”,那些看不见的答案恰恰是最直逼人心的。</p> <p class="p0">仁艺术中心成立十周年之即,8位青年艺术家用他们各自不同的视角诠释此次“围观”命题。</p> <p class="p0"> </p> <p class="p0">Everyone could be We-Media in the days of nationwide circusee.</p> <p class="p0">It’s not important for consideration about individual or public domain whether they stand up to circusee under an explosion communication of conformity behavior. </p> <p class="p0">However, what sometimes appears to be not exposed is just the most startling truth when we face to the “false news and truth” with so-called “error correction and clarification” together.</p> <p class="p0">Eight young artists interpret the proposition of Circusee with their different perspective in our 10th anniversary exhibition.</p> <p class="p0"> </p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 23:14:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list