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.