With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.
Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.
Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.
Li Gang (b. 1986, China) is the author of pieces that act as catalysts for the reflection of essential dilemmas and personal contradictions; these works possess the rare ability to combine the universal and the specific, the intimate and the distant. Along with sculpture and installation, all media coexist in a rather idiosyncratic and even performative way in Li's work. Materials are combined in a dialectical way; from daily trash to traditional pencils, from natural wood to transparent scotch tape, from organically asymmetrical stones to surprisingly irregular measuring tapes, these elements blur the line between mimesis and estrangement, the two extremes of artistic creation. Li's realm is what Jorg Heiser refers to as 'the hegemony of the impure,' in which past '-isms' give way to individualistic, pluralistic, and atomised methodologies that unfold an infinite range of possibilities before the eyes and hands of the viewer and the artist.Read More
Li Gang (b. 1986 in Dali Yunnan Province, China) lives and works in Beijing, China. He had solo exhibitions at: Rolando Anselmi, Rome (2017), Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (2017), Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne (2017, 2014, 2011), Galerie Urs Meile Beijing (2016, 2013, 2011). Recent group exhibitions include: Contemporary Gallery Kunming, Kunming (2018), Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne (2017), Museum of Confluence, Lyon (2017); YiShu8 Art Foundation (2016, Beijing); Louis Vuitton Foundation Musuem (2016, Paris); Gasometer Kulturzentrum (2016, Liechtenstein); The 6th Moscow Biennial (2015, Moscow); K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space (2015, Hong Kong); K11 Art Museum (2015, Shanghai); Palais de Tokyo (2014, Paris).
Text courtesy Rolando Anselmi.
The exhibit was unveiled last October at the Palais de Tokyo and has relocated to Hong Kong this year with two new participating artists, presenting six Chinese artists in dialogue with five French artists. The Chinese artists capture something ineffable which is deeply connected to the self and engaged with their immediate surroundings and...
A new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is challenging notions of Chinese contemporary art. Without a Mao-inspired or Cultural Revolution stylistic cliché in sight, the eclectic collection of works by five young "emerging" Chinese artists, presented alongside works by three French counterparts, in "Inside China"...
“Inside China” will be the first of a series of co-curated exhibition tours under a three-year strategic cooperation agreement between KAF and PALAIS DE TOKYO that covers extensive and comprehensive collaboration between the two major institutions in Chinese and French contemporary art to expand and strengthen the international platform...
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