From giant installations and elusive sculptural pieces challenging everyday objects to powerful and other-worldly visual narratives, NOW celebrates female contemporary artists working in mainland China today. Among the artists shown in the programme: Na Buqi, Wi Chao, Ye Funa, Yang Guangnan, Ma Qiusha, Li Shurui, Luo Wei, Hu Xiaoyuan, Shen Xin, Yin Xiuzhen, Duan Jianyu and Geng Xue
By Lucille Enel on February 18, 2018
By Lucille Enel on November 19, 2017
“Cold Nights” is an exhibition of newly commissioned work by artists Chen Zhou, Liu Shiyuan, Nabuqi, and Li Ran, curated by Boliang Shen and Zhanglun Dai. The curators invited the four artists, after reading the modern Chinese writer Ba Jin’s eponymous 1947 novel, “Cold Nights”, to play the roles of its four protagonists through their own artistic creation. Image courtesy: Nabuqi
By Lucille Enel on July 30, 2017
By Lucille Enel on April 18, 2017
“Gao Lei”, the artist’s eponymously named solo exhibition at Asia Art Center Taipei II. Spanning installation, photography, painting and other mediums, Gao Lei’s works deconstruct, displace, and amalgamate everyday objects to subvert their respective social roles, meandering through order and chaos, discreteness and ambiguity, through a field of alienation. Gao Lei was born in 1980 in Changsha. Graduated in 2006 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a BA in Digital Media, Gao Lei currently lives and works in Shanghai.
By Lucille Enel on September 6, 2016
Wilderness” is Gao Lei’s third solo exhibition at White Space Beijing. At the occasion, he is presenting a series of brand-new works, including installations, paintings and photographs which show once again the artist’s mastery of various mediums and materials. The exhibition is running until October 16th. Featured image © White Space Beijing
By Lucille Enel on May 2, 2016
By Lucille Enel on March 26, 2016
The Vietnamese “boat people” crisis, which started after the end of the Vietnam War in the late seventies and continued until the early nineties, had British Hong Kong at its epicenter, with hundreds of thousands of people seeking refuge there. After hearing about a possible collective suicide by the Vietnamese kept at the camp, Alfredo Jaar flew to Hong Kong to witness and document its premises. Jaar two works presented at Para Site emerged from that visit and they were exhibited in Hong Kong for the first time.
By Lucille Enel on March 9, 2016
“Temple of Candour” at Beijing Commune is Liang Shuo’s latest attempt at a conceptual treatment of an exhibition space. In Six Records of a Floating Life,Shen Fu, a writer from the Qing dynasty, gave an account of adilapidated monastery named wuyin chanyuan, which translates to “Temple of Candour”. Here, Liang Shuo restores its spatial allure based on the writer’s description. Throughout the exhibition space, the artist presents to the public an improvised, site-specific, and experiential happening.
By Lucille Enel on September 15, 2015
Invisible Force, features the artist’s exploration and practice in various fields like painting on canvas, engraved painting, small still life device and photography. Most of the works are shown to the public for the first time. This solo exhibition is running until the 1st of November and in December the artist will show his work at MOCA Taipei.
By Lucille Enel on April 1, 2015
At the occasion of the exhibition “Revolution in Tradition : China’s Post Ink Painting Era” curated by Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, Galerie Nathalie Obadia is presenting works by Ni Youyu for the first time to the French public. The exhibition is on until May 31st. Featured image: Gradual Enlightenment by Ni Youyu