May 18th, 2013
The ‘115 Artist’s Self-Portraits’ Exhibition
Academic Host: Li Xianting
Curator: Wu Youming
Art Director: Wu Zhenduo
Organiser: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Time: May 18th – June 18th, 2013
Venue: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art (No. 500, Daxingzhuang, Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing)
Self-portraits are an intuitive representation of how an artist views himself. Almost every artist leaves a few self-portraits, just like everyone talking to themselves when they are alone. The viewer can generate an understanding of the visual information conveyed by the artist from these works as he uses the canvas to trace steps and communicate his life.
Participating Arists: Bai Xincheng, Cai Hansen, Zhang Wei, Zhang Xiaotian, Zhang Jianjun, Zhang Jili, Zhang Minqiang , Zhang Wenchao, Zhang Du, Li Juchuan, Li Jiarui, Mo Chong, Li Wei, Li Wei, Li Wen, Li Jisen, Li Zhi, Li Zhong, Li Shiquan, Li Manjin, Shen Junjie, Shen Jingdong, Zhu Ping, Zhu Mingxi, Zhu Hongjun, Zhu Rikun, Liu Baomin Liu Gangshun, Liu Tao, Liu Haizhou, Liu Fenghua, Liu Yan, Liu Na, Yang Yang, Yang Yue Yang Dian, Chen Jianfeng, Chen Yu, Chen Yu, Chen Yanzi, Chen Weiqun, Shen Bo, Cui Qiang, Duan Jianghua, Dou Bu, Fa Ming, Feng Guodong, Feng Zongyu, Guo Gai, Guo Quanhong, Han Tao, Hao Weiping, Jiang Jianbo, Hu Zhiwei, Jing Jing , Ke Jiandong, Kefu, Wang Qi, Wang Hong, Wang Jinquan, Wang Wei, Wang Jian, Xu Qi, Xu Feng, Lu Lin, Luo Le, Luo Wei, Ma Jun, Ma Tiegen, Mei Zi, Zhang Mu, Shang Chao, Zheng He Mei, ZhengYang Long, You Min, Zhou Yangming, Zhou Xing, Zhou Li, Xie Gang, Zeng Xiaocui, Ku Xueming, Ye Limeng, Xiang Ping, Xie Wei, Xiao Yu, Wu Rong, Wu Han, Wu Xiu Ling, Wu Zhenyu, Chasing Soul, Lin Lin Biao, Wei Baogang, Wei Xiaotian, Jia Hezhen, Huang Liyan, You Liangcheng, Shen Yongzun, Niu Yulong, Xu Zhiwei, Xue Er, Xu Jingyu Pang Yong, Tang Cheng, Deng Ying, C. Goya, Wei Hai, A Pei, Ren Zhongyuan, Peng Xiang, Li Xianting, Lu Guangang, Lu Wenxue, Du Fu, Yin Kun and Song Guiyu
June 30th, 2013
‘The Undefinable’ Contemporary Comprehensive Art Exhibition
Curator and Female Academic Host: Xia Kejun
Artistic Director: Wu Zhenhuan
Music Director: Dickson Dee
Exhibitors: Wang Hao, Sam Koh
Artists: Zhao Muyang, Wang Hua, Zhao Liang, Song Zhao and Jin Yue
Exhibition Period: June 30th (14:30 opening time) – August 20th, 2013
Exhibition Address: No. 500, Daxingzhuang, Songzhuang Town, Beijing
Contact Number: 86-10-89578367
July 27th, 2013
‘Cataclysm – New Narrative Spiritual Painting’ Exhibition
Curator: Jiang Ming
Artists Participating in the Exhibition:
Yu Yu, Wang Jue, Su Yuhan, Liu Wei, Liu Zhaohui, Sun Li, Abo, Zhang Du, Zhang Xuehai, Zhang Haiying, Zhang Yushun, Zhang Jianjun, Lang Xiaoyu, Zhou Jinhua, He Min, Zhao Lijun, Li Zi, Xu Chunli, Guo Peijun, Dong Xuanjia
Exhibition Period: July 27th (3pm opening time) – August 27, 2013
October 9th, 2013
‘Measuring Depth of Ink Contemporary Space Ink Exhibition’ Beijing 2013
The ‘Ink-Deep-Deep-Contemporary Space Ink Exhibition·Beijing 2013’, led by the Himalayan Art Museum and organised with the support of several other art galleries, will be held at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art (Songzhuang, Beijing, China) on October 9th, 2013 at 4:30 pm. This exhibition is composed of both the Himalaya Art Museum and Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art. The coming together of the two museums is to promote the exploration, expression and spirit of ink and wash within a multi-dimensional space.
The participating artists of this ‘Ink Testing and Deepening’ exhibition are: Dai Guangyu, Ding Yi, Du Yufen, Huang Wei, Jiang Zhenggen, Ji Ping, Li Guangming, Lu Zongping, Qin Feng, Qin Chong, Qiu Zhijie, Shen Fan, Song Dong, Wei Ligang Zhang Qiushi, Zhu Jingyi, Zou Cao.
A unique phenomenon of Chinese ink art is that it is not only a media issue, but also a technical issue. It is more of an art idea and an art philosophy, than it is an issue of “ink spirit” for today.
When the spirit of ink and wash is put forward as a concept of aesthetics, it is no longer just a painting composed of water, ink and paper. It is an independent core value and theoretical judgment system.
With the advent of the digital information age, what form should the ink spirit exist in multidimensional space? Should it have a new era of content and appear with new materials and new looks? As a contemporary art, how can its language be both shared and its own cultural heritage?
‘Space Ink’ is a space-based way to uphold and promote the spirit of ink and wash, as well as the values and aesthetics of contemporary ink and wash spirit. Today, when people’s lifestyle, environment and concepts have undergone tremendous changes, the traditional ink and wash spirit has already incorporated new content and meaning in the interpretation of contemporary ink painting. Further, through the cross-border and cross-material installation methods, the spatial existence of the ink spirit is confirmed.
With the intervention of various media and the expansion of technology, the meaning of space has been extended. It is no longer just a relationship between water and ink. It is no longer just three dimensions. Space can also display the vertical and depth of multiple dimensions. The idea of the ink spirit can be extended to various fields and evolve into various multidimensional spatial forms.
As the exclusive theme platform of space ink, “Ink Depth Test” will continue to explore and study the material, space and spiritual attributes of space ink and promote the in-depth development of contemporary space ink.
This exhibition is the third stop of the ‘Ink and High School’ exhibition, all of the previous the exhibitions at the Himalaya Art Museum and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts have all received great attention.
November 16, 2013
‘The Zero State’ First China Installation Art Biennale
Co-hosts: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing Xiangshan Art Museum and Tianjin Art Museum
Curator: Li Daoli
Academic Host: Ketis Carter and Qin Feng
Art Directors: Millet Zhuang, Hong Jinqiao and Ma Chi
Exhibition Period: November 16th – December 16th, 2013
Joint Opening: 3 pm, November 16, 2013
Exhibition Seminar: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, 5pm, November 16, 2013
Exhibition Venues: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art and Tianjin Art Museum
(Beijing exhibition site: ready-made products and sculpture installation)
(Tianjin Exhibition Hall: Image and Rack Painting Equipment)
Finished Products and Sculpture Installations: Ai Weiwei, Cai Guoqiang, Xiao Lu, Wang Guangyi, Gao Brothers, Pan Gongkai, Zeng Chenggang, Deng Guoyuan, Sun Ping, Shu Yong, Cang Xin, Zhang Yu, Wang Yuqiong, Wang Huaxiang, Luo Zidan, Yan, Qin Chong, Tong Yan Minnan, Li Tiejun, Jiang Zhenggen, Wang Lifeng, Xi Hua, Liu Yonggang, Zhao Wei, Qi Zhi , Shi Hui, Xu Zhen, Yang Qirui, Ma Chi, Li Daoli, Wang Mingxian, Zhou Wei, Wu Daxin Wu Xiaojun, Fu Lei, Zheng Xuewu and Qu Jianxiong
Image and Shelf Paintings: Cai Jin, Chen Yu, Meng Luding, Wang Qiang, Qin Feng, Xie Xiaoze, Tan Ping, Liang Changsheng, Wu Zhenyu, Yimo, Ma Baozhong, Xu Weiqiang, Yang Jinsong, Zhang Jianhua, Wang Dongling, Huang Shaoqiang + Huang and Group Ye Henggui, Zhang Zhaohui, Li Guangming, Li Yang, Wen Pulin, Wang Wei, Zhang Agile, Chen Hong Gu Qunye, Shao Yan, Yang Songyan and Wang Mengjia
About ‘The Zero State’
Li Daoliu “zero” is a kind of boundary. In the “zero” world, all kinds of latent forces play game with each other, but neither becomes a “zero-sum game”. The “zero state” means a boundary without boundaries. The current situation of Chinese contemporary art is precisely a state of zero boundaries, there are all kinds of possibilities.
Since the birth of Duchamp’s urinal at the beginning of the last century, ready-made products have become an avant-garde material that constantly breaks through the tradition of imprisonment and subversion. It has become more and more used by artists and has gradually become a common artistic thinking. In fact, the art of installation dispels the boundaries of the art category, giving people unlimited possibilities. Even industrial design and technological developments both have a great impetus, and this precisely reflects the current practical significance of innovation.
In my opinion, the initial two-dimensional picture freezes to the solidification of the three-dimensional sculpture and then to the space expansion of the installation art. Humans have constantly broken through the existing experience through creating a concept of freedom. In this country without borders, we ourselves become incomparably real.
December 28, 2013
‘Forms of the Formless’ Exhibition of International Contemporary Art Tianjin 2013
Artists Participating in the Exhibition: Dai Guangyu, Jing Yumin, Jing Shijian, Qin Feng, Wang Yuqiong, Cui Xianji, Qin Chong, Li Yongzheng, Tan Xun, Yang Liming, Huang Zheng, Guan Jingjing, Lita Albuquerque, Bonita Hermo, Francesca Mitterrand, Annetta Kapon and Luc Leestemaker
Curators: Su Duo Zhuang and Marlena Donohue
Academic Host: Xia Kejun and Tang Yu
Academic Board: Zeng Chenggang, curtis carter and Bruce Beasley
Media Consultants: So, Shu Xiangcai and Iynn Bo
Curator Assistants: Lu Manni and Zeng Xiaocui
Organisers: Nanjing Qinghe Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Chinese Sculpture Society and China Internet News Center
Location: Tianjin TEDA Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: December 28, 2013 3:00 pm
Exhibition Period: December 28th, 2013 – January 25th, 2014
Supporting Media: National Art, Art China Network, Art and Wealth, Jiangsu Pictorial, Contemporary Artists, Art Contemporary, 99 Art Network, Artron Art Network, CCTV Network, Oriental Art • Everyone and Contemporary Art News Beijing TV Station
Start with the shape. Start with invisible. In the form of “shape”, in the form of “nothing”, in the form of “invisible”, the image of the shape outside, the elephant outside the imagery.
The concept of “forms of the formless” comes from traditional Chinese philosophy. The Book of Changes: “In the image of heaven, forming in the earth”; The Tao Te Ching contains: “The elephant is invisible.” The exhibition presents a group of artists with the ultimate goal of their creations not to create a “form” of vision, but an intentional or unintentional spiritual experience of Eastern philosophy. The creative process of the work is a two-way dialogue with the inner self and the existence of the whole and is a way of exploring the real world. The manifestation of the result is the transcendence of “form”, is the “image”, the invisible image.
Resonance Plan • Tianjin 2013 – ‘Forms of the Formless’ International Fashion Art Exhibition (“Forms of the Formless” Exhibition of International Contemporary Art Tianjin 2013) invited Professor Marinna Donahue, a famous American art historian (Marlena Donohue) to participate in planning the extension and expansion of the ‘Forms of the Formless – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition’ during the 2012 Sino-German Cultural Year. Whether it is the composition of the curatorial team, or the way in which the participating artists and works are presented, the differences between the keywords “China” and “International” of the two exhibition themes are both reflected.
If the ‘Forms of the Formless’ Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition during the Sino-German Cultural Year 2012 is a Chinese solo performance by Chinese artists facing Western audiences, then the 2013 ‘Forms of the Formless’ International Contemporary Art Exhibition is an international chorus of both Chinese and Western artists. On the visual platform of the “Resonance Plan”, Chinese wisdom and Western philosophers will come together as one. The “resonance” of Chinese and foreign artists and Chinese and Western audiences are expected to spark when the two meet and light up the dark midnight sky of contemporary art.
This is the fourth exhibition of ‘Forms of the Formless’, before the previous exhibitions at the German Karl Schutter Art Center, Beijing Temple Art Museum and Hubei Art Museum which have all received extensive attention. The fifth stop is expected to be on display at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art in the spring of 2014.
(Wen / Su duo Zhuang, curator, Executive Director, Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art)