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STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.

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With India Art Fair set to open amid nationwide protests, Kanika Anand introduces shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata that express shifting socio-political identities, modes of resistance, and explorations of place-making.

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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b. 1956, China

Yang Jiechang Biography

Trained in the tradition of Chinese calligrapy, Yang Jiechang notes that this formative experience, and his career in the Red Guard, gave him a strong sense of local identity as a Catonese artist. As a hotbed for revolutionaries and social reformation, the identification of Canton as an epicentre for cultural production remains central to Yang's practice. Selected for the Magiciens de la Terre (1989) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Yang now works across video, sculpture, and installation as well as traditional ink painting. His works attempt to reintroduce Canton as an alternative to the Madarin oriented history of China. This is particulary relevant as the regulation and representation of Chinese culture becomes increasingly fraught.

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Currently living between Paris and Heidelberg, Yang infuses local references and literati painting concerns with a wider, Western art historical narrative. His works priviledge process as an end result whilst also challenging normative viewing expectations. His works seek to subvert claims on cultural genealogy and reposition diverse artistic threads.Yang recently participated in Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China (2013), an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and has exhibited extensively across France, China and the Netherlands.

Yang Jiechang Featured Artworks

Square 2 by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork
Yang JiechangSquare 2, 1992-94Chinese ink on Xuan paper, gauze
41 x 41 cm
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Square 3 by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork
Yang JiechangSquare 3, 1992-94Chinese ink on Xuan paper, gauze
41 x 41 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Double View by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork
Yang JiechangDouble View, 2000Ink & Arcylic on xuan paper, Korean paper
99.5 x 102 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Good Morning Hong Kong 2019 01.07. by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork
Yang JiechangGood Morning Hong Kong 2019 01.07., 2019Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
70 x 107.6 cm
Not For Sale
Asia Art Archive
Tale of the Eleventh Day Mustard Seed Farden by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork
Yang JiechangTale of the Eleventh Day Mustard Seed Farden, 2016-2018Ink and mineral colors on silk
210 x 700 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Enquire about this work

Yang Jiechang Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Kotodama at Para Site, Hong Kong
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16 June–26 August 2018 Group Exhibition Kotodama Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Yang Jiechang, King of Canton at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
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15 May–18 June 2012 Yang Jiechang King of Canton Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

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Yang Jiechang In Ocula Magazine

Yang Jiechang: Good Morning Hong Kong Ocula Insight
In Collaboration with Asia Art Archive
Yang Jiechang: Good Morning Hong Kong Sherry Paik

'Good Morning Hong Kong', read the layered calligraphic letters rendered in thick ink and acrylic brushstrokes on a work donated by contemporary artist Yang Jiechang for Asia Art Archive 's upcoming annual fundraising auction . On view at Christie's in Hong Kong from 11, 14–17 October, the work has a sense of dynamic urgency about it: the...

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Yang Jiechang In Related Press

Hong Kong exhibitions showcase artist Yang Jiechang's mix of wit and woe Related Press Hong Kong exhibitions showcase artist Yang Jiechang's mix of wit and woe 8 June 2015, South China Morning Post

It is easy to understand why someone who grew up during the Cultural Revolution might have a darker view of the world. That seems to be true of Chinese artist Yang Jiechang, who says: "We live in a time of conflict and unpredictable change, where feelings of insecurity and disorientation prevail." Not that Yang thinks the world is...

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