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Wang Qingsong

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Wang Qingsong at Tang Contemporary Art Beijing December 17th, 2011 - February 25th, 2012
Posted 1/23/12

Photography seems to be the perfect medium for Wang Qingsong’s monumentally theatrical set pieces. In his overblown symbolic constructions and groups of people, the artist addresses issues of both a general and personal nature. In the gallery, these are presented as lush, large-format photographs allowing the artist’s attention to detail in the settings to be held static in front of our eyes for detailed attention. In the spaces of Tang Contemporary the artist is now presenting two set pieces a... [more]

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Wang Qingsong at International Center of Photography (ICP) January 21st, 2011 - May 8th, 2011
Posted 1/23/11

It’s an open secret that in China creative liberties are extended at the behest of the government. In the confines of the studio anything goes, but outside those sacred walls it’s a different story. For many artists the trick to avoiding the authority’s paranoid scrutiny is to simply keep a low profile. Freedom of the unseen. Wang Qingsong (pronounced: Wong Ching-song) can’t stay out of sight. Wang works like a film director, creating elaborate stages and employing dozens of actors. On sight he ten... [more]

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Wang Qingsong at Pékin Fine Arts (Beijing) January 23rd, 2010 - April 12th, 2010
Posted 2/22/10

Three new video works by Wang Qingsong at Pékin Fine Arts are a formal and visceral departure from the cinematic photographs and “Gaudy Art” of his earlier career. Two in particular, "123,456 Chops" and "Iron Man" are violent, challenging tests of viewer sensitivity, while "Skyscraper" pays poetic tribute to the hyper pace of China's consumption and development. In "123,456 Chops," a man dressed in striped pajamas à la prison uniform, brings a sheep carcass forward, dumping it onto a meta... [more]

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Cao Fei, Zhang O, Wang Qingsong, Chen Qiulin, Yang Yong, Xu Zhen at The Miami Beach Cinematheque December 5th, 2008 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Posted 12/1/08

Robert Adanto's The Rising Tide, screening this weekend at Art Basel, captures the complex cultural implications of the global art market's insatiable taste for Chinese Contemporary Art.Adanto's documentary, recently screened at the UK's China Now, as part of Constant Stream China08 at the Royal College of Art, addresses China's economic and cultural metamorphosis through the work of the Middle Kingdom's most talented video artists and photographers. China's place as an emerging global superpowe... [more]

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and Birdhead, Cao Fei, Zhang O, Wang Qingsong, Chen Qiulin, Yang Yong, Xu Zhen at Pacific Asia Museum October 3rd, 2008 - October 3rd, 2008
Posted 7/27/08

Although artists in rapidly developing China enjoy more freedom than they ever have before, they also face problems they never anticipated. In Robert Adanto's documentary The Rising Tide, performance and video artist Chen Quilin, anime-inspired video artist Cao Fei, conceptual photographer Wang Qingsong, and a wide array of other Chinese artists speak of the spiritual and intellectual dilemmas they face in a society where almost everything is in constant flux. Adanto's surprisingly grim film highli... [more]

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Cao Fei, Zhang O, Wang Qingsong, Chen Qiulin, Xu Zhen at Monkey Town March 27th, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Posted 3/1/08

The art world is fascinated with what's going in China, and so is documenter Robert Adanto. His project The Rising Tide attempts to set the scene while showcasing the biggest names in contemporary Chinese art. "They view it as fresh and exotic...They lack the understanding needed to judge Chinese art."Artist Yang Yong makes the above assertion in Robert Adanto's documentary The Rising Tide to critique the growing trendiness of contemporary Chinese art in the international market. The "they" in... [more]

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