Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
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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