Hu Xiangqian

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Branding a New Generation of International Artists   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Birdhead, Lee Kit, Li Liao, Kwan Sheung Chi, Hsu Chia Wei, Hu Xiangqian, Li Wei 黎薇 at Rockbund Art Museum September 13th, 2013 - December 8th, 2013
Posted 9/20/13
Art’s relationship with branding sees a new incarnation with the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, produced in collaboration with the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai and in this first instance addressing itself to artists from what is termed the “Greater China” region. The Hugo Boss Asia Art Award creates a new geographical focus for the fashion brand, running in parallel with the original “Hugo Boss Prize” which began in 1996. The seven short-listed artists for this award have already developed... [more]
On the evening of Friday 18 May 2012, Beijing-based young artist Hu Xiangqian will serenade guests on a yacht trip. Something of a legend in Chinese art circles, the content of his performances and other work is always hotly debated: Hu is probably best known for a video in which he tans himself for weeks on end in an attempt to make his skin the same color as that of his African immigrant friends, although he is also equally loved for an oneiric short video in which the little green man and... [more]
Place as Performance   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Hu Xiangqian at Taikang Space December 17th, 2011 - February 17th, 2012
Posted 2/19/12
A projection on one side of the room shows the artist Hu Xiangqian, dressed smartly in white shirt and black trousers, stepping in front of a lone microphone on the raised metal walkway in front of the Guangzhou Times Museum. In the process, he inaugurates the opening of the Xiangqian Art Museum, which had previously “opened” as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 2011 in the UK, and in its first outing, as part of Taikang Space’s excellent series of solo shows under the umbrella title of... [more]
Volumes of Video   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
AiLun Bao, Fei Cao, Chieh-Jen Chen, Qiulin Chen, Shaohong Chen, Xiaoyun Chen, Ran Cheng, GuangYu Cui, Xiuwen Cui, Mengbo Feng, Shiqiang Gao, Jianyi Geng, Jieming Hu, Xiaoyuan Hu, Ran Huang, PengYi Jiang, Zhi Jiang, Xuan Kan, Benben Lei, Juchuan Li, Yongbin Li, Wei Liang, Yue Liang, Yilin Lin, Chuang Liu, Wei Liu, Chunsheng Lu, Yang Lu, Qiusha Ma, Xiaochun Miao, Anxiong Qiu, Zhijie Qiu, Yong Shi, Dong Song, Xun Sun, Biao Tong, Yu-Chin Tseng, Gongxin Wang, Jianwei Wang, Jennifer Ma Wen, Hu Xiangqian, Tan Xu, Zhen Xu, Lei Yan, Fudong Yang, Zhenzhong Yang, Linghan Ye, Ding Zhang, Liaoyuan Zhang, Peili Zhang, Tao Zhou, Tiehai Zhou, Xiaohu Zhou, Yi Zhou, Jia Zhu at Minsheng Art Museum September 9th, 2011 - October 27th, 2011
Posted 10/23/11
The core project of virtually every private museum in mainland China to open over the past few years has been the codification of a historical background for the collection at stake, and glaringly obvious missteps have been many. Shanghai’s Minsheng Art Museum has brought a multi-pronged strategy to the table; their first official opening exhibition presented 30 years of Chinese contemporary art through painting, a show that managed to borrow, buy, and otherwise obtain access to a number of... [more]
Museum for the Times   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Museum of American Art in Berlin, ChART Contemporary, Liu Ding, Homeshop, Wu Jie, Wilfredo Prieto, Museum of Unknown, Hu Xiangqian, Zhang Xiangxi at Times Museum September 1st, 2011 - October 30th, 2011
Posted 9/25/11
The premise put forward by curator Nikita Cai for A Museum That is Not favours a broad engagement with the idea of the museum, the related social and material effects of such an institution, as well as the point at which it becomes other than a museum (or—to view it from the other direction—the point at which the other becomes a museum). What we are presented with is a show that, while somewhat disparate, includes tangential approaches that refresh the overall theme while avoiding proscription... [more]
Reflections from the East   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Double Fly Art Center, Cheng Ran, Zhou Tiehai, Chen Wei, Hu Xiangqian, Sun Xun, LIANG Yuanwei, Zhao Zhao at James Cohan Gallery June 16th, 2011 - July 29th, 2011
Posted 6/26/11
'Tis the season of the MFA group show, in my opinion the most democratic of art exhibitions. Why? Because the artworks are supremely individualized, the only binding relationship being one of relatively minor consequence: these artists are fellow graduates; they are peers. And that’s it. There are no key themes or hot topics. If conceptual or aesthetic linkages occur it can generally be chalked up to coincidence or perhaps early signs of a possible zeitgeist. These shows are about individual... [more]
Experiments in Environmental Cinema   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Waza Group, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Hu Xiangqian, Jun YANG at Osage Kwun Tong January 22nd, 2011 - February 21st, 2011
Posted 2/7/11
Incoming gallery director and widely respected curator Pauline J. Yao launches her first project in Hong Kong with A Lesson in Extremes, a tight selection of video work from four strong younger artists working with the medium of the moving image. The spatial design is unimaginative and occasionally disorienting--three of the works are positioned in equal-sized rooms in a neat row, while the fourth is located on the far side of a separate exhibition entirely--but local audiences will be... [more]
Bao Dong in Chengdu   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Zhou Bin, Liang Bing, Yu Bo-gong, Hans Bolly, Jin Feng, Utopia Group, Yu Ji, Ge Lei, Zhang Liaoyuan, MadeIn, Deng Minqu, Jiang Peng, Zhong Please, Shi Qing, Shi Wanwan, Hu Xiangqian, Xing Xin, Zhao Yao, Jiao Yingqi, Man Yu, Zhao Zhao, Ge Fei + Lin Zhen, Lu Zhengyuan, Jiang Zhi at A4 Gallery October 30th, 2010 - December 12th, 2010
Posted 12/20/10
        Independent curator Bao Dong is increasingly seen as the emerging face of critical art production and interpretation in Beijing, so it was met with some excitement when he announced that his latest exhibition project, Conception as Enzyme, would feature some two dozen artists of multiple generations and styles in an exploration of conceptual practice today. The list of artists included ranges from market stars like Xu Zhen’s MadeIn corporation to rising figures like Jiang Zhi and... [more]
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