'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...
The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...
On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...
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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