May 19th, 2015

No Air, No Art!

Resonance Plan 14th Station – No Air, No Art: Contemporary Art Exhibition

Exhibition Period: May 19, 2015 – June 30, 2015
Opening Time: May 19th, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Venue: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Academic Committee: Qin Feng and Marlene Donohue
Curator: Su Duozhuang
Curator Assistant: Lu Manni, Tong Wenyu
Organiser: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Participating Artists: Chen Taiyi, Dayu, Jiao Yu, Jiang Tong, Liu Xudong, Li Yonggeng,
Lu Zongping, Sun Huawei, Song Wei, Tang

Curator Statement

‘No air, no art’ is a fighting stance and a declaration of action.
Ancient Greek philosophy listed air as one of the basic components of all things in the world. The thinkers of the Spring, Autumn Period and the Warring States Period in China abstracted the concept of Qi and became the basic element of all things in heaven and earth. Humans and all living things, energy of life, is also known by “gas”.

Technology and industry are a double-edged sword that brings convenience to human beings and also causes great damage to the environment and air we live in. Starting in 2013, “Smog” became a a household name. According to data from Baidu Encyclopedia, in January 2015, there were only 5 days where the city wasn’t shrouded in smog. Less than 1% of China’s 500 largest cities meet the World Health Organisation’s recommended air quality standards, while Seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the world are in China.
If there is no longer any air, what will come of art?
As the fourteenth station of the resonance plan, the ‘No Air, No Art’ contemporary art exhibition is an interactive international project in which ideals and reality entangle, negate and expectation coexist. The two-month display time will vary according to the specific needs of the surgeon are divided into a number of spatial and temporal units, each unit being freely controlled by the artist performing the project. Throughout this series of time and space units, the entire exhibition will showcase and link each artist’s independent artistic practice, presenting topics such as life and environment.

June 6th, 2015

Swiss Art Festival: From the Himalayas to the Alps ‘Ink Change’ Exhibition

Date: June 6—October 30,2015
Curators:Gertrud AESCHLIMANN,Michael SUH
Academic Advisors:Roy OPPENHEIM, Marlena DONOHUE
Sponsors:Museum Art-st-Urban,Shanghai Himalayas Museum
Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Support:Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland,Kanton Luzern Swisslos Kulturförderug, UBS Kulturstifung

Words fail to capture the experience of seeing how Qin Feng “projects” his huge paintings. “Projects” in the truest sense of the word, since he literally hurls the giant brush, like a big mop with a long handle, precisely in the predetermined direction he’s decided; the black ink or paint forcefully crashes horizontally onto canvas laid on the floor, and with the smashing of paint on canvas, leaves behind an energy-charged, deep black trail with round wide sprawling splashes, shooting out like rays from the black mass. Qin Feng’s rhythmic “tai chi”-like movements during this process are like a meditation in motion; with his energetic works, he allows us to revisit the Chinese philosophy of Kung Fu – the endeavour to perfect oneself by constantly moving forward and artfully bringing the internal state to the outside through action, in unity of mind and body (Confucius). In Qin’s paintings, explosive areas of conflict – the transformative phases of balancing forces – yin and yang – are made visible.

July 11, 2015

Locality and Multiculturalism: vibrARTion of Three Cities

Date: July – September, 2015
Venue: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: July 11, 2015
Art Directors: BAI Xiaojun, QIN Feng
Curators: Nour NOURI, Michael SUH
Coordination Directors: Davood KHAZAIE, LAI Fang
Academic Committee: CHEN Bing, Marlena DONOHUE, HE Pingjing, LU Lijuan, Peter SCHÜTT
Curatorial Assistants: Zahra HASSON,Manny LU, TONG Wenyu, WU Shengzhi
Organizers: Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing Pashmin Art Gallery, Hamburg GXNU Academy of Fine Arts, Guilin
Media Support: CCTV Press & Entertainment,Global Art Magazine,99 ART (99ys.com),Art China
Artists:
China: AO Qi, BAI Xiaojun, CAI Fujun, HE Yi, HOU Guanbin, HUANG Zheng, KONG Qingjian, LIANG Bo, LIU Xianbiao, QIAN Liang, QIN Jian, QU Lin, TANG Yao, WANG Jiang, WANG Jun, XI Hua, XIAO Shunzhi, XIE Luwei, ZHANG Bin, ZHANG Yunfeng
Western:Petra Aichholz (GER), Tanja Bergman (GER), Johny Dar (USA), Andreas Eiserbeck (GER), Lisa Etterich (GER), Annette Fink (GER), Rainer Hoffelner (GER), Sven Hoffmann (GER), Michael Imhof (GER), Olena Bratiychuk Linse (CH), Patrick Bubna-Litic (AUT), Nicole Majer (GER), Karola Metzger-Pegau (GER), Natalja Nouri (LVA), Jonathan Olbert (GER), Hushang Omidizadeh (GER), Enrico Puddu (ITA), Wulf Reinshagen (GER), Davood Roostaei (USA), Reinhard Stammer (GER), Said Tiraei (GER), Susanne Woelk (GER), Günter Wuttig (GER)

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September 24th, 2015

‘Youth + Art’ 2015 Annual Exhibition, National Art Fund Support Project

National Art Fund Support Project

YOUTH PLUS-2015 Annual Exhibition

Exhibition Period: September 24th – October 23rd 2015
Venue: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening Time: 16:00pm September 24th, 2015
Organiser: China Foreign Cultural Exchange Association Beijing Wenchuang International Cultural Exchange Co., Ltd.
Organiser: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art and Beijing Qingyi Yingcai Cultural Exchange Co. Ltd.
Co-organizer: Shanghai Himalaya Art Museum
Special Support: Yuandian Art Museum
Academic Support: Experimental Art Committee of the Chinese Artists Association
Organising Committee Honorary Chairman: Zhang Aiping
Chairman: Zhu Yingjie
Vice Chairman: Qin Feng Jin Xiuhua
Project Director: Han Kunzhe
Chief Curator: Zhang Zikang
Curator: Su Duozhuang Ji Zhongpeng
Promotional Coordination: Lu Manni

November 15th, 2015

Bruce Beasley and Qin Feng Dialogue Exhibition

The Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art will launch the ‘Bruce Beasley and Qin Feng Dialogue Exhibition’ on November 15th. The exhibition is collectively curated by famous curator Marlena Donohue and Mr. Su Duo Zhuang, Executive Director of the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art. Renown critic Professor Peng Feng is to serve as the academic host.

Artists: Qin Feng and Bruce Beasley
Curators: Marshallan and Marlena Donohue
Academic Host: Peng Feng
Organiser: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Supported by: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Main Exhibition Hall: Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art
Academic Seminar: November 15th, 2015 1:30-3:00pm
Opening Time: November 15th, 2015 3:30pm
Exhibition Period: November 15th, 2015 – March 30th, 2016

Parallel Exhibition: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Opening Time: November 19th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Guest Reception: November 19th, 2015 5:30 PM
Exhibition Period: November 19th, 2015 – February 28th, 2016

College Lecture

Venue: Multi-function Hall, School of Art, Peking University
Time: November 16th, 2015 7:00 pm

Venue: A107, Building 5, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Time: November 17th, 2015 6:30 pm

Venue: A301, Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University
Time: November 18th, 2015 3:00 pm

Qin Feng is an influential Chinese “postmodern new ink” artist. Bruce Beasley is a master of American “classical modernism” who is active in the history of contemporary Western art. Here, Chinese contemporary art and the world culture breathe together, in the same mutual rhythm and harmony.

In the context of contemporary world culture, Qin Feng presents images, words, symbols and other elements through an artistic technique that seems to be improvised and integrated into a soul-rich landscape where he adopts beautiful large brushstrokes to combine Chinese traditional calligraphy with Western abstract expressionist art. His ‘West Water Dongfeng’ series, use the mountains and cliffs from the Yang Mantra which quickly evolve into a mysterious black abstract pattern in a visual dislocation. The ‘Anger of Angels’ series explores other possibilities of ink painting where the entire space is controlled by simplified lines filled with tension and vertical juxtaposition.
Bruce Beasley is one of the most innovative sculpture artists on the contemporary Western art scene. In the 1960s, along with Picasso, Duchamp and De Kunin he participated in the hugely important ‘Collection Art Exhibition’ of art modernism. In the 1970s, he developed large transparent acrylic casting technology in the sculpture industry which has aroused global repercussions ever since. In the 1980s, Beasley introduced the 3D space design program into the field of sculpture modelling. The two series ‘Coriolis’ and ‘Torqueri’ on display are Bruce Beasley’s boldest 3D printing to date.

The dialogue will continue until the end of March 2016 with the parallel exhibition opening on November 19th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing.