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20140328145902-zhang_wei_ac15_1984_oil_on_linen_166 THE UN-OFFICIALS | art before 85   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Zhao Gang, Feng Guodong, Zhu Jinshi, Ma Kelu, Yan Li, Wang Luyan, Zhou Maiyou, Tang Pinggang, Huang Rui, Li Shan, Li Shuang, Kang Wanhua, Guan Wei, Zhang Wei at Boers-Li Gallery March 1st - April 12th
Posted 3/28/14

In 2014 Beijing's 798 Art District has transformed from its genesis as a haven for artist studios. The district is not only a showcase for star artists churning out work for an eager market, but also less recognized work of widely varying quality, and even kitsch souvenirs. With THE UN-OFFICIALS | art before 85, showing until April 12 at Boers-Li Gallery, visitors are treated to an idiosyncratic treasure of a recent Beijing past that in these environs seems far more distant. Dozens of works from... [more]

Interview with Zhang Wei  
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10/16/11

New York, Oct. 2011 - In 1974 Zhang Wei invited members of the loosely organized Wuming group (“No Name” in English) to bring paintings to the apartment he shared with his mother for an informal showing. They used a secret knock at the door. No one outside the group could know what they were doing. Had the authorities found out Wei, his mother, and the eldest member of the group would have been jailed. By numerous accounts this was the first underground art exhibition in China. Zhang survived the Cult... [more]

20110502181516-breakingaway Abstraction in Context   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Zhang Enli, Jiang Fang, Guan Fengdong, Zhao Gang, Xu Hongmin, Gong Jian, Yan Lei, Yang Liming, Xie Molin, Liang Quan, Huang Rui, Zhan Rui, Zhong Shan, Liu Wei, Zhang Wei, Ding Yi, Hou Yong, Chen Yufan, Jiang Zhi at Boers-Li Gallery April 9th, 2011 - May 8th, 2011
Posted 5/2/11

The politics of abstraction tread a very fine line. The style can be considered as a rejection of the illusions of representation in favor of a more direct engagement with perception, material and form; or, it can be perceived to be a rescinding of responsibility from making clearly defined statements. Breaking Away, Boers-Li Gallery’s second major group show since decamping to 798, presents a variety of approaches to abstraction by Chinese artists and thereby demonstrates the persisting attrac... [more]

20110411193522-wilderness Agential Artistry   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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HE Chi, GAO FENG, Zhao Guanghui, LI HUI, Zhang Liaoyuan, Zhang Qikai, HU QINGYAN, Cheng Ran, Zhang Wei, Zhao Zhao, Zhang Zhenyu, JI ZHOU at Li Space February 26th, 2011 - April 3rd, 2011
Posted 4/11/11

The exhibit, Optional Exercise, reminds us that making art is a choice. The current phase of socio-economic transition in China presents a difficult predicament; cultural context – ‘the sublimating melody of a rising great nation’-- is juxtaposed with the ‘survival environment', that is, increasing pressure on individuals amid their daily lives. For the artists, those most highly charged with expression and response, a second duality exists: which way to create. Either they can face head-on the... [more]

20100816071217-zhang_yufei New Directions for the Old Medium   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Liu Chao, Ma Oi Chow, Wang Chunli, Ding Fan, Zhang goods, Xuming Hao, Wu jati, coke Sri Lanka to Li Yi Jia, Zheng Jiang, Wang Wei Jin, Yu Jun, Zhang Lu, Zhuang Peixin, Liu Peng-Fei, housing process, satellite, Zhang Wei, TAN Xiao, Liu Yang, Zhang Yufei at He Xiangning Art Museum July 18th, 2010 - September 12th, 2010
Posted 8/16/10

Painting in China has been in crisis since shortly before the boom at auction that rocketed artists with little sense for the terms of the medium like Zhang Xiaogang and Fang Lijun to something between fame and infamy, igniting a full-fledged reaffirmation of early-1990s modes of painting as a graphic style: political pop and cynical realism, above all else. There have been bright spots, no doubt, as with the generation trained by Liu Xiaodong at the Central Academy of Fine Arts that emerged with and... [more]

Z Triple Tiger   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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No. 223, Quan Bao, Su Chang, Zhang Xiao Chuan, Coca, Wu Wei Da, Li Ding, Wu Ding, Liao Fei, Jia You Guang, Ren Hang, Zhang Le Hua, Zhen Huan, Chen Wen Jie, Zhang Jing, Liu Jie Jun, Ge Lei, Lu Yong Lei, Xie Dong Lei, Xie Chen Lin, Madi, Zheng Wei Min, Huang Hui Ming, Li Ming, Xiong Xiao Mo, Liu Nai, Lu Yan Peng, Cong Ling Qi, Hu Xiang Qian, Li Qing, Chen Wei Qun, Fan Shi San, Jiang Sheng, Guan Shi, Lin Shu, Xu Shun, Cao You Tao, Yang Xian Tao, Cao Wei, Chen Wei, Lu Jia Wei, Yang Da Wei, Zhang Wei, Han Wen, Xi Xiao Wen, Wei Hong Lei & Guan Xiao, Shi Xin, Tang Di Xin, Song Xing, Li Yi Xiong, Yang Xue, Gao Ming Yan, Lu Yan, Lu Yang, Lu Tian Yang, Luo Yang, Zhang Yun Yao, Jiang Tian Yi, Qing Tou Yi, Song Jia Yin, Liu Yu, Gao Yuan, Lu Ping Yuan, Jiu Yue, Chen Yun, Hu Yun, Li Da Zhi, Zu Zhou, Yu Tian Zhu at Caochangdi No. 53 April 17th, 2010 - June 30th, 2010
Posted 5/3/10

        “Tora! Tora! Tora!” is an energetic and sprawling exhibition of over seventy young photographers held throughout about a half-dozen abandoned or unfinished exhibition spaces in Caochangdi. The show is a definite highlight of the Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, a new annual photo festival with exhibitions in over thirty nearby galleries. Although the artists in the show are diverse-- coming from all over China, most are born post-Eighties, and at the start of their careers. The exhibit... [more]

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