ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 MARIA GARCIA-IBANEZ - The Cat Street Gallery - February 20th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Micrographia is the new exhibition starring the latest works from Spanish artist, Maria Garcia-Ibáñez. In the first collaboration between Puerta Roja and The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong, Micrographia takes its name from the 1665 book by scientist and artist, Robert Hooke, in which his own illustrations of microscopic observations of natural elements opened the fantastic miniature world to the public. This book was one of the first fruits of science to strike deep into the non-scientific imagination - essentially Hooke revolutionised a new way of "seeing things'.<br /> <br /> Through her elegant drawings on paper and ceramic sculptures, Maria searches, as Hooke did, for a different persepective in the understanding of our environment, of "seeing" the elements and structures that surround us through a different light, and in this journey revealing their otherwise hidden beauty.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:38:20 +0000 Daito Manabe, Ryan Rowe, Toshiyuki Sugai - K11 - February 21st, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>With the development of advanced technology, we are all enjoying an easy life through innovative designs immersed in almost all of our surroundings. And the development never ends; artists and designers are using ground-breaking technologies to blend into art concepts and aim to bring remarkably creative, fun yet inspiring experiences to the world.</p> <p><em>This Happened HK</em> is a platform for people to know more about creativity and life, particularly focused on interactive design. Interactive design is always something look amazing. Like magic, we never know how it works. And so, it’s time for the magician to reveal the truth: four outstanding interactive designers and artists are invited to be guest speakers to share their creative ideas and working progress to the public!</p> <p><strong>Daito Manabe</strong>, Japanese artist, programmer and VJ who never ceases to wow us with constant outflow of innovative tech/art experiments; <strong>Ryan Rowe</strong>, Associate Creative Director to leading interaction design company, frog design. He applied designing solutions for projects across the mobile, web and automotive. <strong>Toshiyuki Sugai</strong> the Interactive Designer from Semitransparent Design, a creative team that operates across boundaries between the latest media technologies and design. Maurice Benayoun, respectful international media artist, was the assistant professor at Paris 1 University for more than 15 years, his works are aim to explore the potential of various mass media, and was shown in many significant exhibitions around the globe.</p> <p>The fourth This Happened HK drives the force from creative talents, and for sure will bring incredible insights to the public through these spectacular presentations. It is open to public and free of charge.</p> <p><strong>About This Happened HK</strong><br /><em>This Happened</em> was founded in 2007 by Chris O'Shea, Joel Gethin Lewis and Andreas Müller aiming to bring insight to audience for better innovative work in the future. And in 2009 LED artist <strong>Teddy Lo</strong>, founder of LENOVATION <strong>Andrew Pang</strong>, multi-discipline media artist and co-founder of Videotage <strong>Ellen Pau</strong> and new media artist/interactive web designer and director of pill &amp; pillow <strong>Henry Chu</strong> brought <em>This Happened</em> to Hong Kong.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:41:59 +0000 - Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair @ Mandarin Oriental - February 22nd, 2013 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Opening Times</p> <p>Feb 22 (Fri) 4pm to 9pm<br />Feb 23 &amp; 24 (Sat &amp; Sun) Noon to 8pm</p> <p>Enterance Fee 100 HKD</p> <p>Catalogue Fee 100 HKD</p> <p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:20:56 +0000 Gao Mingyan, Liao Fei, Su Chang, Xiao Longhua, Andy Mo, Zhang Yunyao, Chen Tianzhuo(陈天灼) - MOCA Shanghai (Museums of Contemporary Art Shanghai) - February 23rd, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size: medium;" size="3">The world we live in is filled with fast development, information explosion, anxiety and fickleness, the cruelty of reality is quickly and thoroughly displayed in front of everyone. Can arts become our shield against troubles, helplessness, cruelty, sadness? Can arts give us some relief from the heaviness of our life? Can arts open another window and show different scenery for us? ... All of these questions don't necessarily mean this exhibition merely focus on the superficial happiness by avoiding problems in our daily life or purposely avoiding incisive criticism. It is more important to curate the exhibition to give us a chance to find possibilities--- to widen or change perspectives, to try to understand the way people think, to see life with a rather critical attitude...</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size: medium;" size="3">    </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;" size="3"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;" face="Times New Roman">With this logic, We invited 7 young artists whose styles differ from each other to accomplish this exhibition. From this exhibition, we can observe how they (as can be seen as the spokesman of the young generation) explore, build, trim and perfect their artistic (spiritual) system and use the system as their unique power and mind shield. Though their artistic create in various styles, they shared common features: their artistic researches are all quite clear and with a broad vision; not confining themselves as so-called "artists", they tend to explore in multiple fields; they manage to present their own unique styles through their creations while trying their hand on various kinds of media. In this exhibition, the museum provides individual space for each artist, fully displays artists' creative ideas and builds a unique atmosphere. When walking towards to their creation, people may</span> <span style="font-family: Times New Roman;" face="Times New Roman">sense different expressions; a space may make you feel like it is a shelter for soul, or the centre where the brainstorming is happening, or a space which sits right in the middle of the world of reality and hyper-reality.... Through the procedure of getting contacted with artists and appreciation of their works may change audience's perspective of viewing the world, or may broaden audience's vision or may activate the audience's secret switch in their hearts ...</span></span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:31:02 +0000 - The Space - February 24th, 2013 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <div class="eventText"> <p>With doomsday behind us and a new year ahead, JUPYEAH is making a new consumption habit its new-year's resolution. Because giving is a blessing, JUPYEAH encourages its fellow citizens to share redundant gifts and possessions with others, lengthening the lifespan of useful stuff and facilitating a better redistribution of resources. To build a conscious and responsible lifestyle for our city, JUPYEAH cordially invites you to its fourth party on 24th February 2013 (Sunday). <br /><br />Our first Hong Kong island JUPYEAH Pop-up Swap Spring 2013 will be held at The Space on Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan. Art Lab by Ricci Wong has gathered eight emerging architectural designers and firms to design four types of functional installation for the setting design.<br /><br />To raise public awareness about the problem of food waste, The Leftovers, a non-profit organization, gathers remnants from Chinese New Year parties to serve these savoury delights to our fellow Juppers. Independent brand Memories Factory by Agnes Nong and Classicism by Steven Chan will exhibit stylishly upcycled showpieces to suggest the creative possibilities of waste reduction. Inspiring figures including Pong Yat Ming will be present at sharing sessions and as always music will be essential to our swap party with live DJs spinning throughout the day.</p> <p>JUPYEAH recommends participants to bring their own tumblers and cutlery. </p> </div> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:58:37 +0000 Sonia Mehra Chawla - 10 Chancery Lane Gallery - February 26th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p><a name="top"></a>10 Chancery Lane Gallery is excited to present the first Hong Kong solo exhibition of female Indian artist Sonia Mehra Chawla, The Embryonic Plants and Otherworlds, in which she will exhibit a new series of paintings and videos that explores the passage of nature's cycle and the temporal flow of birth and regeneration. <br /> <br /> For philosopher Michel Foucault, "heterotopias" designates real or imagined spaces of escape/departure, transformation, or revelation. The works explore a world or existence beyond earthly reality: The other realms of existence. The imagery is inspired by macro images of human anatomy and single-celled organisms, which are exquisite in their ornamental morphology, and displaying complex patterns of growth, reproduction, movement and mutability. <br /> <br /> For Mehra Chawla, within the simple configurations of the single-celled organisms, the entire mechanics of evolution is revealed. She revisits the ideas of sensuous exuberance with an underlying sense of desire and decay, layers within the cyclical layers of life, forms within forms, worlds within worlds. In this latest series of paintings, the female form has an uncompromising centrality in the work, where the woman's body is at the centre of love, life cycles and decay in a surface populated with hybrids of plant, flower, animal, and polyp. It is within this constellation that organic composites calibrated between ripeness and rottenness exists, blurring the lines between human, animal, plant and object to produce complex emblems of sexuality. Images of beauty and exuberance are infused with a sense of the macabre and both time and space are impregnated with a sense of heightened reality. <br /> <br /> Sonia Mehra Chawla (b. 1977, Kolkata, India) received her Bachelors Degree in Painting in 2001, and Masters Degree in Painting in 2004 from College of Art, New Delhi. Mehra Chawla has participated in studio-based projects at Tate Modern London, and in Public Art Projects at Khoj International Artists Organization, New Delhi and ET4U Contemporary Visual Art Projects, Denmark. She was a part of a year-long residency at Atelier 2221 printmaking and Edition studio in 2001-2002. <br /> <br /> Chawla is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the National Award for Painting in 2004-2005, Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, India, and National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, India in 2004. Recent collection includes Kunst der Gegenwart, ESSL MUSEUM, (Museum of Contemporary Art), Austria. <br /> <br /> The Embryonic Plants and Otherworlds is the first Hong Kong solo exhibition of Mehra Chawla and is her second showing at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, after the group exhibition The Second Sex in 2009.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:35:01 +0000 Alexander Calder - Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong - February 27th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of sculpture, works on paper and jewellery by legendary American artist Alexander Calder.  The exhibition includes examples of the artist's seminal "mobile" and "stabile" sculptures, vibrant works on paper, and elaborately whimsical jewellery pieces.  The first in-depth examination of his work in Hong Kong, this show will provide insight into the ingenious and highly innovative working methods of Calder throughout the twentieth century.  <em>  </em></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:51:48 +0000 Charles Munka, Shohei Takasaki, Dan Baldwin, Laurent Segretier, Mila Furstova - The Space - February 28th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Cat Street Gallery is proud to announce its forthcoming group exhibition, 'SURFACE TENSION'. As the first of it's three major group shows this year, the gallery will showcase this unique gathering of five artists who hail from all over the world, and whose works cross many media, each responding to the curatorial theme of the exhibition's title.</p> <p> SURFACE TENSION will present over 40 works - many of which have been made specially for the show - tied together in different and critically engaging ways. Common threads weave between the different pieces, sometimes in execution - seen in physical characteristics and methods used such as paint on canvas, or the appropriation of certain imagery such as Japanese manga; sometimes in concept, expression and response to his or her environment - where the influence of the cities in which he or she lives palpably permeates the subject of the work; sometimes in challenges faced and tension felt - as the role of the artist today changes and  morphs in the bright light of art market expectations and the shadows of what has come before.</p> <p style="display: inline !important;">Featuring one of Japan's most exciting young talents practicing today, and two from Hong Kong's growing art scene, the presence of Asia-based artists is key to the identity of the show. Paired with two<strong><strong> </strong></strong></p> <p style="display: inline !important;">others from the UK and Europe, the combination of all five will present a unique look at how each artist </p> <p style="display: inline !important;">engages with different materials and how curiously works can overlap and contrast in their </p> <p style="display: inline !important;">manifestation. Whether painting on canvas, etching on paper, glazing on sculptural pottery, or </p> <p style="display: inline !important;">transforming images through video - each artist's fascinating individual approach to the notion of </p> <p style="display: inline !important;">'surface' will come together to embody larger notions of cultural cross-pollination in both aesthetic </p> <p style="display: inline !important;">expression and conceptual practice, to create a truly compelling exhibition.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:06:25 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - March 1st, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div id="content_div"> <div class="Custom_UnionStyle"> <div>In memory of the 60th anniversary of young artists studying in the Soviet Union organized by new china, National Art Museum of China organized this art exhibition named “20th china’s art road-studying in the Soviet Union”. This exhibition is also a major academic project for the 50th anniversary of the foundation of National Art Museum of China. <div> <p>This exhibition is aimed at reproducing the art pursuit road in those special days which are filled with passion and striving, reflecting their learn, study and created results; by means of a large number of assignment works, pictures, manuscripts, objects and other literal materials of more than 30 artists in the 1950s and 1960s. This is the first centralized appearance of the artists studied in the Soviet Union. With more than 400 works gathering together, the scene is spectacular. Review the spirit of this history has an important referential significance for the art education and art creation of the present age.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:05:59 +0000 Wang Yunxiang - National Art Museum of China - March 1st, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Wang Yunxiang was born in Danyang, Jiangsu province in 1948 and his name is” the master of jiuxitang”. Member of Chinese calligrapher's association,distinguished calligrapher of Jiangsu provincial Chinese painting institute and Calligraphy institute of Jiangsu province, Beijing calligraphy school part-time professor, honorary chairman of Lv Fengzi Academic Research Association, honorary chairman of Danyang calligrapher's association.<br />Wang specializes in all kinds of typefaces and he is especially good at kai, xing and cao. His xiaokai is delicate, elegant, solemn and quiet; his big character is bold, generous, free and majestic. In recent years, with decades’ efforts, Wang’s calligraphy art is more and more perfected and is highly prized by many celebrated masters.<br />This exhibition includes more than 80 of his master pieces including zhen, xing, cao, li and zhuan. It is a centralized show and sublimation of his calligraphy creation and art thought of the recent years.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:09:17 +0000 Fadiah Tahiri - National Art Museum of China - March 1st, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div id="content_div"> <div class="Custom_UnionStyle"> <div>This exhibition, named “introspection”, reflects the individual character of Fadiah Tahiri, the artist. She is always in a thinking cap that she thinks about the self-conscious, unconsciousness and ambient environment. She always tries to find a painting that can express her feelings and her perception to the outside world.</div> <div><br />Fadiah graduates from architecture and her perception capability is fostered by the traditional scholar atmosphere of her family.</div> <div><br />All her art works are the embodiment of her feelings, no matter what the carrier is.</div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:11:38 +0000 Dai Shihe, Ding Yilin, Hong Ling, Xin Dongwang - National Art Museum of China - March 1st, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div id="content_div"> <div class="Custom_UnionStyle"> <div>This exhibition includes more than 150 artworks finished by Dai Shihe, Ding Yilin, Hong Ling, Xin Dongwang and other 41 Chinese oil painting masters. These works are their painting achievements for more than 10 years.</div> <div><br />This exhibition is a thematic group exhibition and includes the Sketch works of the nation’s top college oil painting artists. They reflect the art achievements of the artists of the recent 10 years. Their paintings which face the nature rebuild the relations between art and real feelings. It is of special realistic significance in such a consumption art era which the art conception and imagine becomes more and more stylized.</div> <div><br />All the artists taking part in the exhibition share a common complex; that is, they all uphold the Chinese traditional abstract spirit and they all aspire to contribute to the enjoyable oil painting filled with Chinese feelings. They re-understand and experience the role in the modern art played by “paint” through the collision between paint and abstract; they emphasize the blend of emotion and natural spirit and reflect their own concept orientation.</div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:13:54 +0000 Brendan Earley - Galerie Urs Meile Beijing - March 2nd, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Galerie Urs Meile is pleased to announce the opening of “In the midnight city”, the first solo exhibition by Brendan Earley (*1971 in Dublin, Ireland, where the artist currently lives and works) at Galerie Urs Meile, on March 2, 2013. Brendan Earley participated in our artist-in-residence program at Galerie Urs Meile Beijing from August to November 2012 and the works exhibited in this exhibition include drawings, installations and sculptures created by the artist in Beijing during that period. <br /><br />Earley’s new works present his reflections concerning the subject of the city—according to Earley, the character of a city is not only defined by its cultural landscape, which is shaped by historical and geographical factors, but also by the material characteristics of its architecture and planning, and furthermore by the interactions that take place between the city and its occupants. <br /><br />The new series of drawings demonstrates a unique form of artistic depiction. With his repetitive use of short, sharp strokes in felt tipped pen, the artist has reduced the graphic and narrative nature of the works to an absolute minimum, laying bare their pure form. This process of indefatigable repetition describing the essence of the drawing’s own making, is a metaphor for the eternal construction of the city. <br /><br />The concept of light is often present in Earley’s works—he has integrated fluorescent light, color filter paper, natural light and translucent acrylic panels to produce a pure and simple aesthetic that possesses architectural characteristics, one in which we can see the profound influence of minimalist aesthetics and architectural language. In <i>Shine a Light</i> (2012, florescent lights, plastic ties, stainless steel and yellow filter paper, 110 x 44 x 22 cm) fluorescent lights installed inside the piece shine through acrylic panels covered with yellow filter paper to cast c. As China’s cities undergo dramatic transformation, the construction of new buildings is accompanied by the dismantling and destruction of the old. Earley has successfully balanced the relationship between both kinds of urban space in his work. <br /><br />Earley’s reflections concerning the materiality of urban construction during his residency in Beijing are expressed in the sculpture <i>Untitled (Janus Head)</i> (2012, steel, plastic ties and plywood, 43 x 22 x 20 cm) in which the artist has used hard steel to articulate the unconstrained nature of Styrofoam. Although steel is a core construction material, it functions as filler in the urban landscape. Such a conceptualized transformation of materials is not only a continuation of Earley’s former work, but furthermore a step forward in development and experimentation. As Earley himself notes: “These new drawings and sculptures continue to develop my interest in the materiality of the object and images combined with a more conceptualized concern with the legacies of past eras of cultural history and the contextualization of artifacts within the pragmatic approach to design through construction.” Through his sculptures and drawings, which are concise in form and profoundly expressive, he hopes to create an alternative view of order, one which attempts to reconcile one’s position in everyday life. <br /><br />We will also publish a leaflet in conjunction with the exhibition.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:44:49 +0000 Li Gang - Galerie Urs Meile Beijing - March 2nd, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Galerie Urs Meile is pleased to announce the opening of "Lateral Edge", the latest solo exhibition by artist <span class="external-link-new-window">Li Gang</span> (*1986 in Dali, Yunnan Province, China; currently living and working in Beijing, China) at our Beijing gallery on March 2, 2013. This will mark the third exhibition for Li Gang at Galerie Urs Meile, following two previous solo shows: "A Tranquil Order" at Galerie Urs Meile in Lucerne and "Between" at Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing in 2011. "Lateral Edge" will show the artist’s most recent works created during the last year. <br /><br />The title of the exhibition comes from a geometric concept: a lateral edge is the intersecting line between two adjacent sides. This is a metaphor for Li Gang’s creative process; he is expert at manufacturing the connections between different things, just as lateral edges generally exist between two different planes. His creative materials are readily available—in this exhibition his new works are made from materials such as trees, pebbles, canvas frames, and thick, hand-weaved canvases—but in most cases, his creative process loses or diminishes the original appearance or significance of these materials. <br /><br /><i>Beads</i> (2012, wooden spheres, shaped from the connecting points of a dead tree of Yunnan Province, 397 pcs., ø 0.5 – ø 51 cm), one of the principal pieces in the exhibition, presents nearly four hundred pieces of wooden spheres, all shaped from the connection-points of a dead tree in Yunnan Province. As a tree grows, it continually produces new branches, and each new branch or twig that emerges leaves behind a “connection-point”; the hundreds of connections that are formed vary in size according to the thickness of the limbs. A tree growing straight upward is a metaphor of a human life: from birth, with the family as our foundation, we start to develop more and more connections with other people, just as the tree produces so many branches; however, if we gather together all of the connections from the tree, like the wooden beads created in this piece, we may find a new perspective and way of looking at life. <br /><br />The work <i>Ridge</i> (2012, stones and glue, 70 pieces, different sizes between 24 x 6 x 4.5 and 81 x 24 x 15 cm installation size: 430 x 520 cm) comes from a variety of pebbles collected by Li Gang. The natural process of erosion left the pebbles with different “ridges” projecting from their surfaces. Li Gang found points of connection between two of the pebbles and carefully joined them together with adhesive, extending and connecting their ridges to transform the two pebbles into one form. According to Li Gang, what appear to be independent objects have hidden connections; joining such independent objects together is a way of creating uncertainty between the objects. <br /><br />Li Gang was born in Dali, Yunnan Province in 1986. After graduating first in his class from the Dali Academy in Dali, Yunnan, he moved to Beijing with the goal of becoming a professional artist and began a career which has been marked by his comprehensive artistic practice. Since then, Li Gang has experimented with various aesthetic possibilities through a wide range of media, from painting and photography to installation and sculpture, exploring enduring topics such as death and time. <br /><br />We will also publish a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:49:23 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - March 2nd, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div id="content_div"> <div class="Custom_UnionStyle"> <div>Yunnan province has promoted the great development and flourishing of culture actively; accelerated the development of diversified ethnic cultures after the Central Committee putting forward a great strategy for vigorous cultural development. This exhibition is a significant action of Yunnan to accomplish its strategic targets, and a show for the whole Yunnan calligraphy and painting circles entering Beijing. Works of this exhibition have distinct local features and time spirit, reflecting the industrious, brave, healthy and positive mental outlook of Yunnan people through their colorful work, life, folk tradition and customs, as well as the depict magnificent, miraculous and beautiful landscape of Yunnan.</div> <div>Works for this exhibition mainly consists of three parts: (1) outstanding works created by Chinese renowned painters, with subjects about Yunnan. (2) Masterpieces of Yunnan representative painters in years. (3) Works created by artists from central painting and calligraphy academy as well as those from Yunnan painting and calligraphy academy. The Exhibition fully reflects the whole level of painting and calligraphy creation of Yunnan in recent years, and well worth seeing.</div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:16:06 +0000 Lin & Alois Nimmervoll - Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Doland Art Museum) - March 2nd, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>ALL THE TIME: it is nearly all the time and at many occasions that you meet the artists of Linz, Ling and Lois Nimmervoll, their art, objects, their world of colours and forms.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">Are they artists of Linz? Alois hails from Linz, Ling, on the other hand, comes from Chongking but they both have their studio and exhibition rooms in Linz. In reality, however, they are artists of the world and at home all over the world too, motivated and inspired by their great journeys which have taken them to all corners of the globe and it is the encounters they have made with cultures, space and time that generates their creativity.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">ALL THE TIME also means that it was always curiosity teamed up with the love of adventure and thirst for education which were the motives per se for all the various artistic personalities who departed on such voyages of research and study and to collect impressions. This is also the case with Ling and Alois Nimmervoll who have travelled afar for the past 20 years, travels which range from Greenland to Australia, from the Easter Islands to Polynesia, from China to Vietnam and to France: they discover the world in an artistic fashion and then work their impressions into pictures and objects in their studio in Linz.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">Alois Nimmervoll (born in Linz in 1943) has been travelling since 1961. He started doing various jobs, did commercial design and spent time as arts studen at the Prahic college of advanced art and desigen in Mellbourne, later as a free-lance artist in Australia .Since 1978 ,is back in Linz. ,here open his art studio , Alois found his centre, his centre point for work as well as a venue for his great annual exhibitions. It was also from here that he departed with his wife, Ling, on their great travels from 1989 onwards which took them round the world to collect new impressions and impulses for himself and the work of this unique artistic couple.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">Nimmervolls biograpy shows many exhibitions in Austria and abroad, his works can be found in the collections of several public institutions and important museums such as the Albertina in Vienna.2004 he became the cultural medal of uppe austria.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">And thus it was too that a trip to China brought the couple together and Ling Peng, born in 1965 in Chongking in the People’s Republic of China, came to settle down at Alois Nimmervoll’s side. Since 1989, Ling, who studied literature and economics , shares their common studio and gallery with her husband, Alois. Ling Nimmervoll has achieved Europe wide acknowledgement as a renowned artist – her works have also been aquired by public collections. The intense study trips that they take together and their sojourns in Asia and Polynesia bind them together as artists: it is exactly this symbiosis in their interests and inclinations which allows for their individual artistic expression in colour and form. However, in their art, approach and work, Ling and Alois represent very differing styles, materials, techniques and forms. Alois Nimmervoll has developed over the past decades from a creator of impressionistic landscapes to a very liberal, colourful and impulsive painter whose connection can only be vaguely detected to the subject his paints. He remains an excellent observer, illustrator and portrait painter and this can be seen in his various drawings, sketches and graphics. He is capable of capturing and transmitting very personal and impulsive impressions and sentiments by using merely a few strokes, strong colour and simplest of means. Ling Nimmervoll as sculptress is very different indeed with her rational, aesthetic and fine objects. Echoes of forms and the symbolism of Chinese script are to be found in her work in which hidden meanings and envoys lie. Each of the elegant metal, ceramic and glass constructions are artistically unique unto themselves, fresh and light, accented with strong primary colours: aesthetic objects like artistic exclamations marks in space.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">ALL THE TIME: the artistic symbiosis of Alois and Ling Nimmervoll allows for something secretive: something combining which goes beyond exhibitions and presentations of their works. It is their common interests and thematic approach. It is travelling per se and the aspect of discovery, learning, surprise and working on their impressions and encounters and then reproducing them. It is this common ground, even a symbiosis of inclinations and talents which develops into a reciprocal action which is then mirrored again in their art. That is the reason why Ling’s clear and chaste forms and decisive colours are to be found in Alois Nimmervoll’s paintings and why Ling’s object art has influenced Alois in his “World of Numbers,” taking the form of artistically decorated chairs, or why both artists have been chosen and commissioned for projects in public spaces. Ling’s object for a company`s lobby, a concrete and metal construction several metres high shows how she has left her artistic fingerprint here. Alois has been commissioned for the future Anton Bruckner Private University. This shows a new and wider field of creativity for both artists and goes beyond the familiar and exhibited oeuvre seen till now.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">After comprehensive exhibitions held e.g. in Linz, Auckland in New Zealand, Tapete in Tahiti, in Sichuan Fine Art Museum in the People’s Republic of China as well as Marseilles, a new mutual exhibition is to be held in Shanghai Duolon Museum of Modern Art in the People’s Republic of China. It will mark the occasion of nearly 50 years of the artist`s career and ca.25 years partnership with Ling Nimmervoll.</p> <p class="su_en_9" align="justify">This exhibition in Shanghai represents the apex, for the mean time anyway, of the production of two interesting artists and we are very curious indeed as to what we may expect in the future of Ling and Alois Nimmervoll.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:57:43 +0000