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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Qin Yufen

b. 1954, China

Qin Yufen was born in 1954 in Shandong Province. She began to create abstract art in the late 1970s. In the mid-1980s, she moved to Germany where she was influenced by Western painting. Her works from this period used both Western and traditional Chinese ink painting techniques, while still depicting Oriental aesthetics of tranquility and ethereality embodied by Zen meditation.

Since the mid-1980s, Qin has mainly engaged in the creation of installation and land art. Her works often integrate visuals, audio, and symbols of Chinese traditions, as well as modern elements. Qin’s concepts are implied in the poetic atmosphere, as she uses her unique feminine way of expressing the individual aesthetics of self-examination and contemplation. Her works like Silent Wind display a picture of harmony and pure sense of religion. Apart from the static form of the object’s beauty, e.g. the fans arranged in accordance, Silent Wind also lead the audience into its aesthetic space with the wind of the fans to experience the connection between "God and the physical world".

Qin Yufen has held solo exhibitions in Beijing, Tokyo, and Berlin, among other international cities. She has participated in several group exhibitions including Left Hand, Right Hand: A Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art (2003), Beijing; The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art (2005), New York; The First Today's Documents 2007- Energy: Spirit, Body, Material (2007) in Beijing Today Art Museum,and Wu Ming, Form is Formless: Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art (2011), Contrasts Gallery (now Pearl Lam Fine Art), Shanghai.

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Featured Artworks

Diffuse 2 by Qin Yufen contemporary artwork Qin YufenDiffuse 2, 2014 Mineral pigment on Xuan paper
250 x 194 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
In Search of Lost Time—East 4 by Qin Yufen contemporary artwork Qin YufenIn Search of Lost Time—East 4, 2015 Mineral pigment and ink on Xuan paper
250 x 195 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
In Search of Lost Time - South 2 by Qin Yufen contemporary artwork Qin YufenIn Search of Lost Time - South 2, 2015 Mineral pigment ink, Xuan paper
195 x 125 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
In Search of Lost Time—East 3 by Qin Yufen contemporary artwork Qin YufenIn Search of Lost Time—East 3, 2015 Mineral pigment and ink on Xuan paper
250 x 195 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Garden Ge, by Qin Yufen contemporary artwork Qin YufenGarden Ge,, 2014 Mineral pigment on Xuan paper
250 x 200 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Diffuse 1 by Qin Yufen contemporary artwork Qin YufenDiffuse 1, 1954 Mineral pigment on Xuan paper
250 x 194 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Yai Pai, Perfection by Chance - A Yi Pai series exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
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12 March–10 May 2015 Yai Pai Perfection by Chance - A Yi Pai series exhibition Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong

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