ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/show en-us 40 Wang Xingjie - 01100001 Gallery - March 23rd, 2013 - August 26th, 2013 <p>Born in 1971, Wang Xingjie currently lives and works in Shenyang. Not until the age of 27 did he officially start to paint. Unlike the majority of the self-educated amateur artists, he has been keeping close contact with the academic circle and was familiar to the basic formative language of art. He opens freely to different mediums and languages, meanwhile possesses his own attitude towards the reason and pursuit of making art. <br /> <br /> With authentic eyes and brain, he applies art mediums based on comprehensions and willing of his own. The language he has developed is straightforward and simple, which depicts what he sees from the innermost consciousness, also establishes his correlation with the world on canvas. Wang Xingjie has never pursued after any formulas that might be instantly effective, instead, he has developed a steadfast referential system deriving from the raw feelings within his heart. Rather than directly reflecting the energy in a man or an object itself, he is trying to express how the energy manifested through his consciousness.<br /> <br /> In an atmosphere that artists are prone to pursue individual symbols and identification as well as characteristics attached to a time or a culture, Wang Xingjie has been faithful to his original pursuit while learning, experimenting and investigating. For him, the starting point of making art is neither criticism nor creativity, but discovery and free expression.</p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:13:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Pan Jian - 10 Chancery Lane Gallery - April 11th, 2013 - May 11th, 2013 <p><a name="top"></a>Young Chinese painter Pan Jian, identified by his quiet and pensive landscapes, will debut in Hong Kong from 10th April to 11th May with his first solo presentation The Realm of Shadows at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Central. <br /> <br /> Pan Jian's night-time landscapes show a new generation of Chinese contemporary artists. Born in the 70s, his individualized style and concept derives from his personal emotion rather than collective thinking driven by socio-political themes. He explores the forefront of the unknown. His calm and intricate brushstrokes convey abstraction at first glance in a dark blue, almost black, duo-chrome, however when your eyes adjust, the night landscape slowly emerges.<br /> <br /> The forest scenes and minimal landscapes are captured as if from an instant in a film. He is inspired by the words, "the beauty of a scene originates from its sadness."  There is a deep melancholy or nostalgia that lingers within in his works and it is precisely his intent, which is to capture a mood, state of mind or emotion within the silence and stillness of the night. His works are almost alive yet create a feeling of psychological dislocation. There is no beginning and no end to a narrative however, each work, says Pan Jian, has a story behind it that he doesn't speak about wishing to keep a somnolent obscurity to his work.  His flashes in time portray neglected corners, he says, "in the uninhibited corners, silence can be broken at any moment."<br /> <br /> The artist will be in Hong Kong for the exhibition opening in April (date to be confirmed). For press enquiry or schedule interview, please contact Severine Levrel at severine@10chancerylangallery.com or +852 2810 0065.<br /> <br /> <br /> About the artist<br /> Pan Jian (b. 1975 Shandong) is a young and committed painter who currently lives and works in Beijing &amp; Xi'an. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Xi'an Academy of Fine Art where he is now a professor. His work is included in numerous collections including the DSL collection, The Uli Sigg Collection, The Yuz and is well supported by the Yuz Foundation in Jakarta.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:04:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Aranya Khunchawattichai - A Gallery Hong Kong - April 17th, 2013 - May 21st, 2013 <p>A Gallery is delighted to present a series of works by Aranya Khunchawattichai, an emerging Thai artist.</p> <p>Aranya Khunchawattichai’s works highlight the temperament of a dark state, creating an atmosphere which releases energy.  In the "Dark Angels" series, her characters are captured in animal skins, torn between innocence and desire, with their expression drawing intense involvement with the audiences.<br /> </p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:57:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Barbara Wildenboer - Amelia Johnson Contemporary - April 11th, 2013 - May 18th, 2013 <p>Amelia Johnson Contemporary presents Disjecta Membra, South African artist Barbara Wildenboer’s first solo exhibition in Asia. The latin phrase, disjecta membra, is often used to refer to surviving fragments of ancient poetry, manuscripts and other literary or cultural objects. In this her new body of work Wildenboere intertwines contemporary and ancient texts to create two dimensional works that often take on a three dimensional form. By her deconstruction and reconstruction of texts the artist conveys the notion that narratives are not linear but rhizomatic. The assumed authority of the author is undermined in favor of a myriad of abstract interpretations; emphasis is placed on the weaving of disparate and seemingly disjointed parts to create fresh stories. Ultimately in this work we are confronted with the infinite possibilities of meaning.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:45:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list BAN WEI - Art Beatus Gallery - Hong Kong - April 11th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 <p><b>Ban Wei</b>'s ink paintings are configurations of free flowing human torsos laden with graphic symbols, familiar and otherwise.  Creating his paintings with both hands working at the same time, Ban says that the two brushes together balance his creative world and form the oneness that he strives for.<br /> <br /> <b>Ban</b> states that his creative process ends when he finishes the delineation of his inspirations and it is up to the viewers to form their own interpretations upon interacting with his works.<br /> <br /> <br /> This exhibition is <b>Ban Wei</b>'s first solo in Hong Kong after he immigrated to Canada some 20 years ago.  He is tracing his ink paintings back to the origins of his life.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:07:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Alice Lau, Hui Kim Ho, Vivian Poon, Shih Yung Chun - Art Experience Gallery - March 9th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <p>Art Experience Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition, “hidden Track”, curated by Samantha Wong, of four emerging Hong Kong and Taiwan artists, Vivian Poon, Alice Lau, Hui Kim Ho and Shih Yung-chun and their latest series of paintings.</p> <p>Artists are always sensitive to the particularity of the daily routine, their attempt to search for the hidden events - sometimes banality in others' perspective - is to regard all the tiny tracks and to transform them through their way of interpretation. By colors, by texture, or by form, in each moment of creation, their way of existence is reflected by their sincerity toward the canvas also as much as the religious repetition that would bond the artists and audiences together through the hidden beauty of the daily life. The four artists with various backgrounds here will share their "usefulness" but extremely peaceful and reflexive thoughts in this exhibition.</p> <p>By building temporary relationships with things that are mingling in the reality, Vivian Poon unfolds the hidden scents surrounding her. She is intended to create an atmosphere that reminiscent the memory of her personal life and also the memory of the hidden moment. In her <i>Snow</i> series for instance, she depicts the kapok tree in her childhood memory and the juxtaposition of the white polka dot pattern and curtain-liked paint altogether makes its reference to her favorite quotation in Chinese literature - Xie Huilian's <i>Rhapsody on Snow</i>, “Such is its appearance: Scattering and spreading, mingling and merging”.</p> <p>Shih Yong-chun presents the reality in his subjective imagination mainly by deconstructing and then carefully resembling the factual elements of the daily act including reading, eating, studying and being with pets etc. onto the canvases. His works are often appearing absurd in a way that the tiny details are being amplified and rearranged like “Soup Opera”, no matter in his <i>Demonstration Life</i> series or the latest <i>Daily Life System </i>series. Through the handful and mature painting techniques, an intriguing and evocative dimension that is close to the language of film has present and it interrogates the audience to re-examine the trivial details of the existence of human being in the modern city life.  </p> <p>Living in a confined city, Philip Hui Kim Ho re-articulates the meaning of “nature” and “artificial” by his theatrical representation of such. He criticizes the disappearance of the animal instinct by the repression imposed by the modernization and capitalism, and therefore he plays with the dislocation of the relationship of human beings and nature, and city environments in his series of work. Albeit the paintings sound familiar to those “traditional” art lovers due to its classical posed figure and framing of the background that the artist adapted from masters like Giacometti and Euan Uglow, however the blurred eyes surely are in its modern representation of 21st century, which are hopeless and are lost in their faith with the metaphor of atheism. </p> <p>The kind of hopelessness also inevitably reflected in the paintings of Alice Lau, she quietly observe the failure of the reality spaces – a place which no longer signifies the communication for her existence but only endless solitude. In her paintings, a sense of the “placeless place” could be found, she hides and she is “hidden” in the heterogeneous space that she created for her own, or maybe also to the audiences that connected with her explosive rooftop, disposed playground and abandon bridge.</p> <p>The hidden track in an album usually comes after the long silence of the last song, it requires extra attention otherwise it might have been missed; it is so condensed that the audience would probably associate it with the “extra” of the everyday life. The entity of life parallels an album with a bonus hidden tracks, in which we sometimes miss out things that worth a glimpse. With their works exhibit, the four artists reveal the linkage between the reality, the silence, and the “extra” imaginary realm. </p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:20:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Ye Hongxing - Art+ Shanghai Gallery - March 30th, 2013 - May 12th, 2013 <p>Art+ Shanghai Gallery proudly announces Paradise City, a solo exhibition of Ye Hongxing highlighting mixed media works from the artist's repertoire. Featuring a colorful display of artworks exploring anthropological changes in modern China, the Beijing-based artist introduces new paintings from her ongoing currency series and a spectacular presentation of innovative collage works.<br /><br />Throughout her career, Hongxing has been inspired by nature, which was strengthened by her encounters at the Yuzile Sculpture Park in Guilin during her artist-in-residence. While much of her activity at the park was focused on marble sculpture, the dominant influence of Guilin’s landscape would shape her paintings for years.<br /><br />After leaving the undisturbed surroundings of the south and returning to a rapidly changing Beijing, Hongxing’s work underwent a huge transformation. It was in Beijing that she took her inspiration from a new landscape, the artificial cityscapes filled with commercial advertising and billboards. Works such as Charming Reflection and Floating Life combined imagery from traditional patterns on pottery against a backdrop of her own face. <br /><br />Last year Art+ Shanghai Gallery held the first Shanghai exhibition of Hongxing’s currency series, Common Wealth. Displaying a sequence of oil paintings with traditional landscapes found on Chinese currency, the exhibition posed questions on how China can progress without selling out its environment and culture. Paradise City however, speaks to a global audience. <br /><br />Her new paintings of legal tenders from other countries are a visual representation of diversified landscapes and cultures in one of their prevalent signifiers: money. Hongxing maintains accuracy of the original cash note but by selecting only a portion of the pictorial imagery of each country’s currencies however, her paintings refer to a more general international concern of materialization. <br /><br />For the first time at the Gallery, Hongxing will exhibit her mixed media canvases. Utilizing mass-produced materials she creates animated landscapes with a mosaic of thousands of tiny stickers. Highlighting a fusion of modern technology against traditional naturescapes, she returns again to the unlined theme in all her works, how does a society move forward without forgetting its past.<br /><br />Hongxing has remained true to her own unique vision amid the many shifting artistic trends of the time. Her reputation and influence will continue to grow, establishing her as an artist of great significance. Paradise City explores the ways in which subject matter and technique innovate depictions of contemporary everyday life.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:20:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Bei Ling Yue - Art+ Shanghai Gallery - April 20th, 2013 - May 19th, 2013 <p>CHAI Gallery &amp; Art+ Shanghai Gallery proudly announce The Glory and the Dream a solo exhibition of Bei Ling Yue, highlighting China’s changing landscape and illustrating how economic through reform and a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have influenced urban life.<br /><br />Shanghai-based artist introduces new works from her Shanghai Series featuring a colorful display of artworks exploring anthropological changes in modern China. Through her photographs, Yue brings us into the city where individuals are living in a world of attainable  dreams.<br /><br />Yue’s does not search purposely for the city's dark corners and neglected populations but instead she captures the details of the neighbourhoods. Later she composes a new-hybrid canvas made from the thousands of detailed images she has amassed on her wanderings. <br /><br />Her photographs consistently expose a human dimension, an angle of vision, or a profound insight, which are usually unseen or ignored. In this, Yue performs one of art’s important tasks: rendering visible what is otherwise invisible. Yue’s art-making praxis has a transformative dimension as well: it expands our range of vision and shows us things that are important to see.<br /><br />The way in which Yue views the subjects in her images displays a kind of knowledge and yet simultaneously conceals the actual reality, an oscillating between depiction, melancholy and humour, documentary journalism, and a speaking between the lines—all of it formulated with an alert eye.<br /><br /></p> <p>Our own sensory, overwhelmed by so much intensity and depth, skewers the surface of each print. The light concentrated in the urban China landscape proposes and encourages a variety of interpretations.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 00:04:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Peng Yingcai - Beijing Wan Fung Art Gallery - April 20th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 <p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: small;" face="Verdana">Wan Fung Art Gallery in 2013 will be held in April 30th April 20 - "Hutong feelings, Peng ying-cai 2013 Ink Exhibition" alley. The exhibited a total of more than 50 pieces of fine ink Hu Tong, Peng Yingcai.<br />Peng excellence is a solid basic skills, painting talented painter. His ink works using the "realistic plus Hutong sketch" techniques, as is the "real" old alley original face of history, let each works in real life, originates from the city residential development.<br />The narrow alley, the mottled walls, gray tiles, old doors and windows, and even car, bucket, honeycomb briquette...... In his art works. The work shows that the accumulation of deep, historic houses, like the yellow "old photo", the record is ordinary life is gone and the vicissitudes of the years away. April sunshine, with the story of time to enjoy the scenery of the alley.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:51:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Simon Birch - Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong - April 11th, 2013 - May 15th, 2013 <p>Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural show of Simon Birch, one of Hong Kong's most acclaimed contemporary artists, taking place at its gallery in Central Hong Kong's Pedder Building from 10 April to 15 May 2013.</p> <p>Best-known for his dramatic figurative paintings, Birch has extended his exploration of the human figure in new works characterized by a distinctive use of textured oil on canvas. The striking female forms in <em>Hooligan</em> bear the imprint of an invisible force, as though someone hurled them through space and punched them into the frame. The belligerent title of the show is the only hint about the identity of the aggressor, underscoring the eruptive violence that pervades Birch's work. We're in a story that's been freeze-framed, but not for long: there is a before to this moment, just as there will be a hereafter.     </p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:25:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Zhang Dun, Song Hongquan - CHAMBERS FINE ART BEIJING - April 20th, 2013 - May 19th, 2013 <div class="prEnglish"> <p>Chambers Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening on April 20, 2013 of <i>Zhang Dun and Song Hongquan: Units</i>. This exhibition takes the form of a dialog between drawing and sculpture, Zhang Dun’s delicate pencil drawings contrasting with the sensuous white marble sculptures of Song Hongquan. The two artists come from widely different backgrounds, Zhang Dun having grown up in the industrial environment of Shenyang and Song Hongquan in a village in Hebei, and this is clearly visible in their work. Zhang’s desolate urban landscapes, pencil drawings of remarkable refinement, contrast with the biomorphic forms of Song’s sculptures which seem at first glance to be a continuation of a tradition pioneered nearly a century ago by Jean Arp and Henry Moore.</p> <p>Zhang Dun’s “units” (danwei) refer to the abandoned or neglected buildings that have been the primary theme of her oeuvre since her first exhibition at Chambers Fine Art <i>A Difference of Opinion</i> in 2011. Her large pencil drawings, occasionally heightened with touches of color, are noteworthy for the way in which she transforms industrial buildings of the type that can be found throughout China into haunting evocations of a world that no longer exists. From the 1990s onwards it was the destruction of the traditional architecture of Beijing that inspired many artists to document its demise. Now, in the hands of Zhang Dun, it is the massive industrial architecture of the 1950s and 1960s that occasions these elegiac reflections on this utilitarian architecture that is currently undergoing the same fate as the hutongs.</p> <p>In a new series of drawings of peaches, however, executed in colored pencil, Zhang reveals sensitivity to the forms of the natural world that had hitherto not appeared in her oeuvre. Traditionally regarded as a symbol of longevity and health in China, the peach assumes monumental form in Zhang Dun’s drawings and is the sole focus of attention. The luscious peaches are simultaneously strangely disembodied and frankly erotic.</p> <p>Song Hongquan’s “units” refer to the seeds, a plant’s unit of reproduction that he uses as inspiration for his sculpture. While Zhang Dun creates her visionary fruit from networks of faint pencil lines Song Hongquan discovers his unitary forms inside blocks of marble by removing everything that is not what he is looking for. The son of a noted carver, Song used the tools of a carver as the theme of his first major body of work, <i>After the Stone Age</i> (2011), now in the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney. Working on the land while he was still a child, Song also grew to understand the mysterious process by which a mature plant grows from a tiny seed. Although faithful to the particularities of the seeds he uses as his inspiration, the enlarged, streamlined forms that result once the sanding and polishing process is completed hover disturbingly between the botanical and the human.</p> </div> <div class="prChinese"> <p>北京前波画廊荣幸地宣布将于2013年4月20日起举办张盾和宋红权的双个展《单位》。此次展览以素描和雕塑之间的对话形式展现,张盾细腻的铅笔画 与宋红权抽象且性感的汉白玉雕塑形成了对比。张盾在工业城市沈阳长大,而宋红权则出自河北的农村,他们的作品悄然体现出这两位艺术家截然不同的生活背景。 张所描绘的城市景观荒芜凄凉,其素描技能至臻完美。而宋的雕塑则展现了生物形态,似乎延续了近百年前让•阿尔普和亨利•摩尔的创作传统。于是,两位艺术家 的作品形成了鲜明对比。</p> <p>张盾此次展出的“单位”是指那些废弃的厂房或是被遗忘了的建筑,那也是她于2011年在纽约前波画廊举行首次展览《求同异存》时的主题。这些铅笔画 尺寸相对较大,偶尔用隐约的色彩来画龙点睛。被空置了的工业建筑在北方随处可见,然而这些作品的独特之处便在于艺术家将观者引领到一个早已不存在、却又令 人难以忘怀的时代。自上世纪90年代起,北京开始大规模拆除传统建筑,激起了许多艺术家的灵感,并通过艺术创作记录了这一变迁。而张盾手中的铅笔却哀婉地 描绘了建于上世纪五、六十年代的大型工业厂房,它们现在也和胡同一样有着相似的遭遇。</p> <p>与此同时,张盾在一组新的彩色铅笔素描作品中,展示了她以往艺术创作中不曾出现的对自然界的精湛描绘。桃子在中国传统文化中是长寿和健康的象征,在张盾的素描里每个桃子独立成为了主题。被放大了几倍后,它们似乎遗失了本体,不再像桃子,而是非常坦然地流露出一丝妩媚。</p> <p>宋红权作为一个石雕匠之子,将石雕工具作为主题,创作出其第一组重要作品,即现被悉尼白兔美术馆收藏的2011年作品《后石器时代》。而本次展览的 “单位” 作品指的是种子,或者说是一个植物繁殖系统的单位。他通过去除汉白玉中他不想要的部分而寻找到了这些单位造型。虽然这些雕塑呈现了有机形态的造型,却不能 让人直接联想到任何真实世界里的东西。这样的三维表现方式和当今典型的组装式雕塑和装置形成对比,令人眼前一亮。自小在田里务农,他十分清楚从一颗小小的 种子变成一棵成熟的植物所需经历的神秘过程。尽管他的创作严格遵循了每颗种子的特征,经过打磨后,这些被放大了的光滑流畅的造型却使人恍惚徘徊于植物和人 体的幻觉之间。</p> </div> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:54:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Mariko Mori - de Sarthe Gallery - March 28th, 2013 - April 27th, 2013 <p>de Sarthe Gallery is pleased to present for the first time in Hong Kong the sculptures by Mariko Mori "Flatstone" and "Tom Na H-iu".</p> <p><strong><i>Flatstone </i></strong>is named after the special stones used by the mid-Jomon era people in Japan (3500-2500 BC) in the structures archeologists believe to have housed ancient shrines. The entrance of these early buildings was located specifically to receive sunlight on the winter solstice. Jomon period stone circles used to celebrate dawn on the Winter Solstice inspired this work. The people of Jomon period Japan celebrated the seasonal transition of the Winter Solstice, realizing that the day marked the ultimate waning of the natural environment due to the shortened daylight, while also heralding the coming renewal of spring. Resonating with the values of these ancient people who lived in harmony with nature, Mori recreated the Jomon ritual space with 22 white ceramic forms, thus expressing the transitions and rebirth of nature, and of the soul. This work speaks to all of us caught up in contemporary social issues, suggesting a new way of being that incorporates a fusion with nature."FLATSTONE" was part of MARIKO MORI: REBIRTH, a major exhibition of her works at ROYAL ACADEMY of Arts Burlington Gardens in London which took place from December 13  2012 to February 17  2013.<strong><i> </i></strong></p> <p><em><b>Tom Na H-iu</b></em> is an ancient Celtic site of spiritual transmigration. According to legend, following death, a soul enters the spirit world, where one day equals 100 years or 36,525 days by the Julian calendar, before returning to earth. Ancient people built eternal monuments, or "standing stones" to guide the return of transmigrating spirits to our world. Mori's version of a standing stone is a contemporary memorial to the cycle of eternal life, a cycle that has been honored throughout art history by many ancient cultures. Mori's Tom Na H-iu marks the death of a star with a beautiful light, reminding us not only of our own mortality, but also of the potential birth of another star, memorializing the eternal flow of life and rebirth. The works develop Mori's continued interest in a fusion of art and technology, and the idea of universal spiritual consciousness. Drawing from ancient rituals and symbols, Mori uses cutting edge technology and material to create a striking vision for the 21st century.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>MARIKO MORI</b> </p> <p>Born in Tokyo in 1967, MARIKO MORI is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose work has been acquired by museums and private collectors worldwide. A major survey of her work, entitled Oneness, was held at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands; ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark; and the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine in 2010, and travelling to Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, Brasilia; Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in 2011.</p> <p>MORI's solo exhibitions have been organized in institutions around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Prada Foundation, Milan; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Serpentine Gallery, London; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mori's work was featured in the Royal Academy's group exhibition Apocalypse in 2000.</p> <p>MORI has received numerous international awards, including the prestigious Menzione d'onore at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 (for 'Nirvana') and the 8th Annual Award as a promising Artist and Scholar in the Field of Contemporary Japanese Art in 2001 from the Japan Cultural Arts Foundation.</p> <p>Mariko Mori currently lives and works in New York.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:53:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Nuri Kuzucan - Edouard Malingue Gallery - April 5th, 2013 - May 18th, 2013 <p class="p1">Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to present ‘ISTHK|HKIST’, the first exhibition in Hong Kong of celebrated Turkish contemporary artist, Nuri Kuzucan (b. 1971, Turkey). A highly anticipated exhibition, the solo show marks the first time Turkish contemporary art is provided a particular focus in Hong Kong, and brings together two of the world’s most thriving artistic scenes: Istanbul and Hong Kong. The exhibition thus reflects Edouard Malingue Gallery’s dedication to exhibiting selected distinguished talent from around the world.</p> <p class="p1">‘ISTHK|HKIST’ will feature a series of ten works that individually, as well as aggregately, explore the complex geometries of dense urban landscapes. Although devoid of human presence, Nuri Kuzucan shows in his paintings how metropolises, from Istanbul to Hong Kong, have become signifiers and quantifiers of modern living. Nuri Kuzucan thus explores society’s increased focus on space and provides reflection, as well as seeming criticism, on our manifested urbanity and celebrated contemporaneity.</p> <p class="p1">Nuri Kuzucan depicts, from multiple perspectives, our complex surroundings: whether from an aerial or panoramic viewpoint, each of his paintings manifest layers and folds of interior and exterior spaces. Depicted from a distance, each painting portrays the intricate overlap and fragmented dimensionalities of our cosmopolitan edifices. Such distance, however, is not to be confused with detachment: on the contrary, Nuri Kuzucan’s omniscience permits him to delve deeply into the composition of our modern quotidian and flesh out the intimacy amidst the anonymity of the concrete jungle.</p> <p class="p1">Nuri Kuzucan’s works exhibited in ‘ISTHK|HKIST’ simultaneously carry with them an emotional charge: executed in dark, light or colourful tonalities, Nuri Kuzucan sets with each stroke a dramatic or conversely tranquil aura over each contemporary landscape. Moreover, Nuri Kuzucan’s technique of using acrylic on canvas and paper tape adds a textural sense of fragility and concurrent permanence to each painting. Thus, although Nuri Kuzucan chooses not to blatantly depict the human form, each of his paintings carries a whisper of humanity and illustrates how “to live is to leave traces”. (Walter Benjamin, <i>Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writing.</i> Trans. Edmund Jephcott. New York: Schocken Books, 1986. Print. p 155).</p> <p class="p1">Nuri Kuzucan (b. 1971) gained a Major in Painting as well as a Science Masters from the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul. Nuri Kuzucan’s paintings have been the focus of multiple solo exhibitions in Turkey and group exhibitions around the world, from Basel to Berlin and Dubai. Nuri Kuzucan’s work has additionally been exhibited in public collections such as the Pera Museum in Istanbul. In the event of his first solo show in Hong Kong, an extensive publication has been created with images of his work as well texts by leading international commentators in the field of Contemporary Art. Key contributors include: Levent Calikoglu (Chief Curator, Museum of Modern Art Istanbul), Arianne Koek (CERN Residency Programme), HG Masters (Editor-at-large, Art Asia Pacific) and Bige Orer (Director, Istanbul Biennale).</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 02:08:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Shirin Neshat - Faurschou Foundation (Beijing) - April 13th, 2013 - September 8th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition features a new body of photography works and a video installation by the internationally acclaimed Iranian artist, Shirin Neshat. Her work interweaves an austere yet sensuous visual language with music, poetry, and history, as well as the political and philosophical. </p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:20:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Charles Jaulerry - FEAST Projects - March 16th, 2013 - April 26th, 2013 <p><strong>FEAST Projects is pleased to present Charles Jaulerry first solo show <em>Mirrors</em> from 16th March to 26th April 2013. Artist will be present at the vernissage on 15th March 2013. </strong><br /><br />Opening Reception: 15 March 2013, Friday, 6 - 9pm<br />Exhibition: 16 March - 26 April 2013 <br /><br />Shuttle bus is available for guests on 15 March: <br />Departing from the main entrance of the General Post Office (2 Connaught Place, Central) to Ap Lei Chau gallery at 5:45PM, 6:15PM, 6:45PM, 7:00PM, 7:15PM and 7:30PM.<br /><br />This painting exhibition showcases the young French artist Charles Jaulerry's <em>Mirrors</em> series. Painted in acrylic and enamel, these works show the human figure in its most simple elementary form, traveling between abstraction and figuration, mysterious yet recognizable. The viewer is beckoned to stand in front of the canvas and contemplate his psychic reflection. Jaulerry is concerned with human nature overwhelmed by the complexity of a contemporary world – <em>“The Scream”</em> cries out again. <br /><br />This exhibition is part of Le French May 2013 programme, presented by FEAST Projects and supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.<br /><br /><strong>FEAST Projects 隆重宣佈由二零一三年三月十六日至四月二十六日舉辦 Charles Jaulerry 個展 <em>Mirrors</em>, 藝術家將出席三月十五日的開幕酒會。</strong><br /><br />開幕酒會:二零一三年三月十五日, 星期五, 晚上六時至九時<br />展覽日期:二零一三年三月十六日至四月二十六日<br /><br />三月十五日將提供免費穿梭巴士服務, 並於以下時間由香港中環郵政總局(中環康樂廣場2號)開<wbr>至鴨脷洲:晚上 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15 及 7:30<br /><br />法國年輕藝術家 Charles Jaulerry 將於他的首個個展中展示他的<em> 鏡子</em> 系列,利用壓克力和琺瑯彩繪畫,這些作品以最基本簡單的<wbr>方式表現人物形態,神秘而熟識,界乎於抽象與具象之間。<wbr>觀者被呼召到畫布前, 並仔細思量他的精神寫照。Jaulerry 關注人性對這非常複雜的當代世界之反應 - 再一次的<em>“吶喊”</em>。<br /><br />是次展覽為法國五月藝術節的節目, 由FEAST Projects 主辦,由法國領事館協辦。</wbr></wbr></wbr></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:05:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list Group Show - Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong - March 21st, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:06:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/cn/Events/list