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Will the Pace Beijing Curator Please Stand Up?

by Edward Sanderson
Although at first glance an example of the stopgap shows thrown up during Beijing’s slow season of Christmas through Chinese New Year, Pace Beijing has laid on a group show with grander aspirations. Beijing Voices: Together or Isolated addresses recent questions about the development of gallery shows in Beijing and the role of curators in general, but cuts the rug from under its own feet with confused presentation. "Beijing Voices" presents a selection of new works by 10 Chinese artists... [more]
Posted by Edward Sanderson on 3/7/11

Kitchen Catastrophes

by Edward Sanderson
    The new series of video works by Song Dong on view at Pace Beijing continue the artist’s playful experiments with impermanence and the illusory nature of everyday objects, but are ultimately a let down due to lackluster installation. Pace Beijing has devoted a large section of their space to showing these four new video projections. Arranged asymmetrically, one on each wall in the large darkened space, these short videos begin with artful arrangements of foodstuffs in tableau that hark... [more]
Posted by Edward Sanderson on 11/29/10

Some Acts to Remember

by Robin Peckham
      In a year marked by large-scale museum exhibitions asserting historical claims over the narrative of Chinese contemporary art, it is only natural that one of the world's most powerful commercial galleries (and perhaps the only one of its caliber with a deep engagement with China) would seek to survey the field. Rather surprisingly, however, Pace Beijing and its curator-turned-director Leng Lin have chosen to organize the exhibition through the rubric of performance, making the project... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 9/6/10

The Newest from Zhang Huan

by Wang Yun
        In “Free Tiger Returns to Mountains,” a solo show of  Zhang Huan’s recent work, the artist takes on with issues relating to the brutality of the natural environment and the seemingly contradictory character of the Buddhist teachings.  Born in 1965, Zhang Huan is one of the most significant Chinese performance artists, and since the 1990s,’ he has been creating discomforting works that have attracted much attention. For example, in “12 Square Meters” (1994), he sat naked, covered in... [more]
Posted by Wang Yun on 6/7/10
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