I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...
The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...
Galerie Urs Meile is pleased to announce that we will participate in the first edition of Beijing Contemporary. Our gallery is engaged internationally in the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art and operates from two locations: Beijing (China) and Lucerne (Switzerland). The fair includes 5 sections, among which we will participate in STORY, FUTURE, VALUE and ENERGY sections. We will be presenting a selection of most recent works by emerging and established artists from China and the West.
Curated by Bao Dong, STORY section serves as the value engine of the fair, including important works by selected Chinese artists. In this section, we will present paintings of Chen Fei (b. 1983 in Shanxi), Wang Xingwei (b. 1969 in Liaoning), Xie Nanxing (b. 1970 in Chongqing) and Zhou Siwei (b. 1981 in Chongqing).
For the VALUE section, we will show Michel Comte's (b. 1954 in Zurich, Switzerland) porcelain works made for his latest solo show Light III at Galerie Urs Meile Beijing this summer, and latest works of Ju Ting (b. 1982 in Shandong), Li Gang (b. 1986 in Dali, Yunnan), Tobias Rehberger (b. 1966 in Germany), Qiu Shihua (b. 1940 in Sichuan), Shao Fan (b. 1964 in Beijing), Rebekka Steiger (b. 1993 in Zurich) and Zhang Xuerui (b. 1979 in Shanxi).
We will also present videowork and installation work of Cao Yu (b. 1988 in Liaoning) and sculpture of Yang Mushi (b. 1989 in Jiangxi) in the FUTURE section.
Besides, in the ENERGY section, we will present Cheng Ran's limited editions of T-shirts in collaboration with the fashion brand THETHING.
In tandem with the fair, we will launch the first solo exhibition by Swiss emerging artist Rebekka Steiger at our 798 space. We will present recent paintings and works on paper created during her residency at Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing.
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