Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...
London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...
Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...
HAN Feng (b.1972) is a subtle painter and a quirky installation artist, now works and lives in Shanghai. In 2008, he received the 'Creative M50 Jury Award' and two years later HAN Feng won the first prize of '1st John Moores Painting Prize (China)'. Britain's Saatchi Gallery and Japan's Aichi Triennial both exhibited major works of HAN Feng in 2013. In 2012, HAN Feng had a solo exhibition at CCCA Manchester and in 2011 his works were shown at the 3rd Biennial at the End of the World in Ushuaia, Argentina as well as in MoCA and Around Space both in Shanghai. Recent exhibition include: Art Patrons, Qiao Space & Tank Shanghai Project Space, Shanghai (2018); Sense of Paper - Melting Point, L+ Space, Shanghai (2018); SOMEWHERE - HAN Feng Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2017); This Moment, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai (2017).
John Moores Painting Prize
The 'John Moores Painting Prize' is one of the oldest (established in1957) and most important painting prizes worldwide. It is also part of the Liverpool Biennial. Winners include Peter Doig, Michael Raedecker, Lisa Milroy, and more back even Richard Hamilton and David Hockney. 'The John Moores Painting Prize (China)' was established in 2010 and HAN Feng won the First prize for his painting Airplane (now in the DSL collection). The jury in 2010 consists of Lewis Biggs, the curator of Liverpool Triennial, artist ZENG Fanzhi and some other celebrities of art circle.
Established in 2007, Creative M50 is a prize award yearly for young and unique artists from all over China. 'The Creative M50 Jury Award' is the most important prize of the over 20 nomination artist from the yearly Creative M50 awards. The 2008 jury members, when HAN Feng was awarded the prize, included artists such as DING Yi, WANG Xingwei, XUE Song and ZHOU Tiehai and ZHANG Qing, the Curator and Deputy Director of NAMOC (National Art Museum of China), as well as JIN Weidong of M50 creative district.
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