"In a rapidly changing China, ‘memory’ seems to vanish more quickly than everything else. That’s why preserving memory has become an alternative way of life." - Yin Xiuzhen
Yin Xiuzhen uses memory as a critical tool to examine the political, social and environmental constructs that surround her. Pace Beijing is proud to present a second solo exhibition of the artist on view now until Sept 28th, 2013.
©Yin Xiuzhen, courtesy of Pace Beijing
Opening tomorrow and following the recent Lunar New Year, Pace Beijing will present the solo exhibition of Hong Hao, a renowned contemporary Chinese artist who is newly represented by Pace. The exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s works from various periods of his career, including his newest works. Hong Hao's work will be on view at Pace Beijing from March 16 to April 27.
© Hong Hao, Courtesy Pace Beijing
Pace Beijing and CAFA Art Museum will present a forum on the Expansion of Media Technology in Contemporary Art this Friday, March 1st, with a talk between Song Dong and Bernhard Serexhe, the chief curator of the ZKM Center for Art and Media. The talk will explore the impact of increasing use of technology in contemporary art and the impact of combining pioneering mediums with nostalgic and societal artistic subject matter.
Happy Lunar New Year from Pace Beijing!!
Pace Beijing will be closed for the Lunar New Year from February 8-18th, reopening on Tuesday, February 19th. “Beijing Voice: Zhang Xiaogang” will be on view through February 28th. The next exhibition, a survey of artist Hong Hao, will open on March 16th.
© Hong Hao, Courtesy Pace Beijing
Pace Beijing is delighted that Artforum editor Travis Jeppesen named Hai Bo’s exhibition The Blind, as among the best in the past year.
© Hai Bo, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Zhang Xiaogang’s new solo exhibition opens today at Pace Beijing!
“I found everything so remote but, at the same time, familiar when I occasionally looked into the mountains, rocks, pine trees and plums depicted in old literati paintings. My innermost feeling which was awakened by the same mountains, rocks, pine trees and plums has been totally and utterly changed. Moreover, like an apparition, it hides deep down in my vessels. The very trees and rocks have become the storage of memories and emotions from various eras. Forced by the rapid change of time and perspective, I cannot help but feel urged to face up to these things once again.” - Zhang Xiaogang, 2012
#MuseumMondays: Real Life Stories is currently on view at Bergen Art Museum where installations, sculptures and paintings by ten leading Chinese artists are shown in Norway for the first time. Curated by Feng Boyi and Bjørn Inge Follevaag, it exhibits works by Liu Jianhua, Li Songsong, Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen, and Yue Minjun from Pace Beijing.
© Song Dong, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Li Songsong delves into abstraction and installation for his second solo exhibition at Pace Beijing which closes tomorrow, November 20th. Comprising of a single work, the artist has created a large metal tunnel internally lined with his characteristically thick color grids and undulating shades.
© Li Songsong, Courtesy Pace Gallery
The Daily Beast visits Li Songsong's current exhibit at Pace Beijing and discusses his large-scale installation which consists of 91 “oddly shaped aluminum panels (many look like the staircase that folds into the fuselage of a small jet) all covered in Li’s signature thick paint and assembled as a tunnel”.
Photo Credits: © Li Songsong, Courtesy Pace Gallery
We are mesmerized by the way Liu Jianhua’s recent installation, 1.2 Meters, utilizes iron wires as its medium. The artist’s “quiet aesthetic” works are currently on view at Pace Beijing until September 1st, 2012.
The Hiroshi Sugimoto and Lee Tzu-hsun exhibits at Pace Beijing will be closing TODAY! We hope you get a chance to visit these beautiful shows before they close.
Photo Credit: A viewer contemplates Lee Tzu-hsun’s Venusian Aircraft No. 2, 2011 at Pace Beijing. [CRIENGLISH.com/Wililam Wang]
ArtForum highlights Hiroshi Sugimoto's current exhibit at Pace Beijing. The Lightning-Field works shown here “register the likeness of energy itself through negatives exposed to a charge.” If you are in Beijing please be sure to stop by this exhibit, open until July 7th, 2012.
Sui Jianguo Installation View © Sui Jianguo, Photo Courtesy of Pace Beijing
In this era of great change and uncertainty, Sui’s oeuvre is imbued with interpretations of “force,” pressures that are rooted internally and conflicts of external resistance. Through intimate contact with objects, the artist expresses the infinite vitality of “formal” creation. With constant experimentation, Sui explores the complex emotional relationships between man and material, pushing Chinese contemporary sculpture into formal abstraction. If you are in Beijing be sure to visit this beautiful exhibit of his work, now on view until April 14th.
Sui Jianguo, “Earthly Force”, 1992-1994, Stone, welding steel, 23 pieces, installed dimensions variable © Sui Jianguo, Photo Courtesy of Pace Beijing
THE PACE GALLERY, BEIJING is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Beijing-based artist SUI JIANGUO with nearly 30 works dating from 1987 to the present. This will be Sui’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Beijing Voice Annual Art Project: The Voice of Art from the East
November 19, 2011 - February 12, 2012
Inaugurated in 2010, Beijing Voice is an annual art project held at the Pace Gallery, Beijing. Leng Lin remarks: “Beijing Voice has occurred twice, Together or Isolated and Leaving Realism. The context of Chinese contemporary art is developing, and these exhibitions are the result and recognition of this transition. Today, within a new economic system that encompasses our own ancient culture, we have seen the manifestation of a strong desire to take part in the dialogue with contemporary art. ” The current exhibition Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind offers a fresh Eastern perspective on abstract art. The Pace Gallery, Beijing demonstrates a strong commitment to the development of the arts and intends to show more education-related exhibitions in the future, thus expanding the landscape of visual art.