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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'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...

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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...

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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...

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Hu Qingyan

b. 1982, China

Hu Qingyan was born in 1982 in Weifang, Shandong Province, China and studied sculpture at the Guang-zhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He lives and works in Beijing and Jinan. 

Featured Artworks

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Nonfunctional Object II by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanNonfunctional Object II, 2018 Jinsi nanmu wood, white marble, granite
69 x 50 x 35 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Contemporary Painting I by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanContemporary Painting I, 2018 Oil on canvas (a lot of oil paintings collected from other people are spliced and stiched after cutting)
195 x 160 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Guardian Angel II by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanGuardian Angel II, 2018 Wood (plane tree), marble (different colours)
219 x 140 x 125 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Go in One Ear and out The Other No. 2 by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanGo in One Ear and out The Other No. 2, 2016 Carbon steel, air
166 x 485 x 188 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Gem I by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanGem I, 2018 Marble, metal pedestal
42 x 85 x 70 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Seven-Character Poem by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanSeven-Character Poem, 2016 Rebar, 56 pieces
273 x 286 x 15 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Airhead No. 2 by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanAirhead No. 2, 2016 Carbon steel, air
53 x 252 x 53 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
One Breath - Portrait of the Wife by Hu Qingyan contemporary artwork Hu QingyanOne Breath - Portrait of the Wife, 2015 Marble
15 x 25 x 23 cm
Galerie Urs Meile

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Hu Qingyan, Absent & Superfluous 空洞的,多余的 at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
Closed
3 November–30 December 2018 Hu Qingyan Absent & Superfluous 空洞的,多余的 Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Hu Qingyan, 空壳 Hollow Husk at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Closed
18 November 2016–28 January 2017 Hu Qingyan 空壳 Hollow Husk Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital, MÁRMAKOS at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Closed
26 February–8 May 2015 Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital MÁRMAKOS Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

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