Li Hanwei, 70% Annihilation, 2020, Aluminium-plastic, 160 x 112 cm
Li Hanwei nominated for 2020 Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young TalentsMadeIn Gallery artist Li Hanwei is nominated for 2020 Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents. The Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents presents its third edition under the theme "Face to Face", in partnership with ENSP and hosted by Luma Arles.
from Chinatown to Red International Exhibition Period: 2020.7.25 - 8.21Artists: Cao Fei, Fang Di, Hsu Chia-Wei, Lawrence Lek, Lee Kai-Chung, Li Hanwei, Liu Yujia, Payne Zhu, Shen Xin, Yang Yuanyuan, Yu Cheng-Ta, Musquiqui ChihyingVenue: OCAT Shenzhen, Enping Road, Overseas Chinses Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
"Sino - Wharf: from Chinatown to Red International" at OCAT Shenzhen is curated by MadeIn Gallery Artist Pu Yingwei; Shen Xin and Payne Zhu have participated respectively in the screening program "Lingering along Borders" on August 1st and 2nd, presenting Strongholds, Counting Blessings and LIKE Investment, Competition of Spokesperson; Li Hanwei has participated in the group exhibition, presenting Liquid Health: Creator, which also has been shown at the screening program "China, as THE Concept" on August 8th, together with four other works including Liquid Health: We Believe in the Power of Civilization, Liquid Health: We Define Nutrition, Liquid Health: Spiritual Beauty Instrument, and Liquid Health: Liquid Mission NO.2.
This exhibition expects to lead the audience to set on a journey through histories and civilizations, positions and territories, identities and races, which ends up into a world abounds with diversity.
Shen Xin, Strongholds, 2016, Single-channel video, 71’Screening at "Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red International", OCAT Shenzhen, 2020, Photo courtesy of OCAT Shenzhen
Shen Xin's work Strongholds follows a Dutch couple's visit to Samye Ling in Scotland, the oldest and once largest Tibetan Buddhism Temple in Europe. Staying with a local Buddhist, the couple explores the surrounding nature, shop and cafe near the temple. They interview the abbot, Lama Yeshe Rinpoche about sufferings concerning their lived experiences, and hold a dance performance in front of the temple. Their visit to Eskdalemuir is also inhabited by lines of texts taken from Dharma websites of posts concerning present sufferings of individuals and collectives.
Shen Xin, Counting Blessings, 2014, Single-channel video, 37‘30’’
Screening at "Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red International", OCAT Shenzhen, 2020, Photo courtesy of OCAT Shenzhen
Counting Blessings documents Shen Xin’s father, Shen Daohong, who is also an artist, in his search for authentic images of Tibetan people and culture to use in his own practice. Deeply influenced by the Russian realist painters like Ilya Repin, the father sets the goal of his career to achieving realism through innovative Chinese ink practice, and depicting Tibetan is one of his main subject matters. In the film, Shen conducted interviews around the photo archive the father keeps, and set out performative tasks for the father and his friends. The film also reveals Shen’s reality in maintaining a paralleled practice in order to be financially self-sufficient and to obtain the “privilege” of western art education.Payne Zhu, Competition of Spokesperson, 2017, Video, 5’06’’
Screening at "Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red International", OCAT Shenzhen, 2020, Photo courtesy of OCAT Shenzhen
In Competition of Spokesperson, the LIKE football team is chasing the NIKE football team at a wild field in a former industrial area.
Li Hanwei, Liquid Health: Creator, 2019, HD CG animation film, with sound, 3’04’’Exhibition view of "Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red International", OCAT Shenzhen, 2020, Photo courtesy of Pu Yingwei
Liquid Health is a fictive agricultural technology company and brand created by Li Hanwei in 2017, that proposes lifestyle and products based on Chinese culture aestheticism with the aim of promoting Chinese culture internationally.
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Gone in 24 Hours
Event Time: 2020.8.8 17：30 - 22：30Artist: anusman, Maggie Menghan Chen, Guo Hongwei, Ko Sin Tung, Hu Qingtai, Liu Chengrui, Liu Qinmin, Xishi Vivian Qin, Xiao HanqiuVenue: Open Gallery, UCCA Beijing, 798, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Street, Beijing
"Gone in 24 Hours", UCCA, Beijing, 2020, Photo Courtesy of UCCA
MadeIn Gallery Artist Liu Chengrui participates in the special event "UCCA Night Market: Gone in 24 Hours" conducted by UCCA. This event invites 9 artists, achieving their first show in an art gallery night market. In this makeshift virtual town, they will sell various items that have completely disappeared from the physical form within 24 hours. The "product" Liu Chengrui sells is "Happy" and "Unhappy" of 8th August 2020.
Comment of the audience in Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Photo Courtesy of Liu ChengruiDuring the event, Liu Chengrui uses the time and emotion on the A4 cards to , one moment is "happy" and one moment is "unhappy" for sale. This idea originated from the comments of the audience in Xie Zilong's Video Art Museum.
Forum Period: 2020.7.25 - 7.30
Convenors: Liu Tian, Ye Nan
Guests: Fei Dao, Yu Zhen, Wang Qiao, Wang JinKang, Shuang Chimu, Wang Haoyi, Feng Qing, Lu Zhengyuan, Long Yitang, Jiang Bo, Li Miao, Liu Wei, Yang Ping, Yang Beichen, Lu Pingyuan, Li Zhaoxin, Yang Chen, Chen Min, Chen Baoyang, Chen Chenchen, Chen Xiaoqiong, Zhao Yao, Hu Yilin, Xu Weijing, Chang Lan, Jiang Feiran, Tang Fei, Huo Jia, Wei Ying
Venue: Wind H Art Center, 31A Wanhongli, 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang District, Beijing
"Prophesy", Wind H Art Center, Beijing, 2020
MadeIn Gallery artist Lu Pingyuan has participated in "Prophesy", a science fiction forum is initiated by Wind H Art Center, and has also presented Revolution of the Caves from the artist's "Story" series.
Lu Pingyuan, Revolution of the Caves, 2018, Paper, fiberglass, metal, 38 x 42 cmIn recent years, Lu Pingyuan focused his practice on the writing of stories related to the art world and henceforth excels in this field. Partly collected partly imagined, the texts present enigmatic narrations where protagonists are artists or backdrops are exhibitions. These writings take the form of factual evidence while manifesting an art of the imagination. As a work in the exhibition or an exhibition in the work, the stories create a mise-en-abime and offer a new perspective on art in general. Mostly presented in a minimalistic way directly printed and pinned on the wall, the texts are occasionally further developed into an ambitious project through installations and mise-en-scene. Prop or work, the object takes then a new dimension multiplying layers of readings.
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Study of Things
Or a Brief Story About Fountain, Brick, Tin, Coin, Stone, Shell. Curtain and Body
Exhibition Period: 2020.8.8 - 10.8Artists: Guy Ben-Ner, Cheng Xinhao, Andreas Fogarasi, Hu Wei, Hu Yun, Aki Lee, Tuan Mami, Nabuqi, Riar Rizaldi, Tan Jing, Wang SishunVenue: Times Museum, Times Rose Garden, Huang Bian Bei Lu, Bai Yun Da Dao, Guangzhou, GuangdongMadeIn Gallery Artist Wang Sishun participates in the "Study of Things" at Times Museum, presenting Apocalypse. "Study of Things" returns to the intersection of material and imagination, gathering eleven artists’ fetishistic longings and thoughts on the Study of Things. They focus on things that are within our reach, tracking their vitality and materiality, and follow the flow of things that transgress borders of time, history, and nationstate. The exhibition attempts to stage things as the protagonist to tell a series of stories that are parallel and intertwined.
Wang Sishun, Apocalypse, 2016 - ongoing, Stone, copper, aluminum, Dimensions variableExhibition view of "Study of Things", Times Museum, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 2020, Photograph: Luo Xianglin, Photo Courtesy of Times MuseumWang Sishun's recent series “Apocalypse” combines geology and anthropology, referring to various ethnic groups and identities as well as their underlying spiritual and personal meanings. Connecting the history of mankind with the profound cosmic time outside of mankind through natural pictographic raw stones, the works present a kind of savage wildness and divinity, as if everything has been predicted long ago. Though every peculiar image is unpredictable, the works offer viewer a sudden surprise and introspection.
Brain Drain in the State of CHU
Hubei Contemporary Art Exhibition Period: 2020.8.8 - 10.8Artists: Yang Guoxin, Liu Bangyao, Liu Zijian, Xu Tan, Shi Lei, Fang Shaohua, Shi Chong, Zeng Fanzhi, Wang Qingsong, Ma Liuming, Shi Jinsong, He An, Tang Yongxiang, Liu Chuang, Wang Sishun, Liu Liao, Ge Yulu, Jiang An
Venue: Xiangshan Art Museum, No. 88, Buji Xihuan Road, Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
MadeIn Gallery artist Wang Sishun participates in "Brain Drain in the State of CHU" held by Xiangshan Art Museum, presenting work Apocalypse16 2 11.
Wang Sishun, Apocalypse16 2 11, 2016, Stone, 25 x 20 x 45 cm
This work is from Wang Sishun's "Apocalypse" series. The artist has collected hundreds of raw stones in this series and will continue to do so. All of the stones have experienced time and have been shaped by geological movements from tens of millions of years or even longer, which is completely beyond humanity itself.
Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2020 · Story
Exhibition Period: 2020.8.8 - 9.6
Curator: Yang Zi
Artists: Chen Wenbo, Chen Zhe, Fu Dan, Gao Weigang, Hu Qingyan, Huang Hankang, Jiang Cheng, Käthe Kollwitz, Li Gang, Li Weiyi, Liu Fang, Liu Shiyuan, Lu Yang, Ma Qiusha, Na Buqi, Pu Yingwei, Giovanni Ozzola, Keiko Moriuchi, Sun Cunming, Wan Yang, Wang Bo, Wang Haiyang, Wang Mao, Wang Shang, Wang Sishun, Wang Xiaoqu, Wu Daxin, Wu Wei, Yan Lei, Yang Jian, Yao Cong, Zang Kunkun, Zhai Liang, Zhan Rui, Zhang Guangyu
Venue: Beijing Contemporary, CHAO Art Center, 4 Workers' Stadium E. Rd. Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing, China
MadeIn Gallery artist Wang Sishun participates in Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2020 "Golden Flow", presenting his work Unity with the Divine, Sharing in his Purity and Immortality. The artist shows a golden parallelepipoid that is fabricated according to the gold ratio (length, width, depth). The surface in blue, symbol of perfection, conceals the original nature of the piece.
Wang Sishun, Unity with the Divine, Sharing in his Purity and Immortality, 2013, Gold, Lacquer, 3.526 x 2.179 x 1.347 cm
Exhibition View of "Golden Flow", Beijing Contemporary, Beijing, 2020, Photo courtesy of Beijing Contemporary
This contemporary art exhibition discusses the rich implications of gold as a product and a cultural symbol, and reflect on the issues emerging as a result of fast economic development and urbanization, such as oppression, the worship of power and the uneven distribution of resources and wealth. The show includes paintings, photos, installations, videos and performance works spanning more than a century and created by an international line-up of 35 artists.
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"C": Digital Interactive Art Experiment
Exhibition Period: 2020.7.3 - 8.31
Artists: CHENG RAN x MARTIN GOYA BUSINESS, He Xiangyu, Liao Fei, Shi Zheng, Tan Tian, XU ZHEN®
Venue: TANK Shanghai, 2380 LongTeng Ave., Xuhui District, Shanghai
Exhibition view of "'C': Digital Interactive Art Experiment", TANK Shanghai, Shanghai, 2020
MadeIn Gallery Artist XU ZHEN® participates in "C": Digital Interactive Art Experiment at TANK Shanghai, presenting I am Completely Confident... and Spread B-025."C" is the symbol of the current idol culture and a product of the values of the new era. "C", in whichever configuration it is displayed to the public, will always forge a kind of energy that exists in the form of idols, music, art et cetera, with unlimited possibilities. Contemporary art also contains formidable energy. The exhibition is fittingly presented at the venues of TANK Shanghai which allows the audience to not only feel the energy from the idols in the exhibition space, but also experience the energy brought by TANK Shanghai and the artists.
XU ZHEN®, I am Completely Confident..., 2020Exhibition view of "'C': Digital Interactive Art Experiment", TANK Shanghai, Shanghai, 2020
In "Metal Language" series, Xu Zhen® extracts sentences from political cartoons in their original fonts and reproduces them using metal chains on a mirroring surface.
The choice of metal shackles reflects the ambiguity of history itself: it is a treasure and a burden. The “bling” of the chains along with the many exclamation marks evoke the chaos of a graffiti wall, where the many individual statements blend into one bigger picture.
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About MadeIn Gallery
MadeIn Gallery was established in 2014 in Shanghai by the contemporary art creation and curating platform MadeIn Company, a corporation founded by international influential artist Xu Zhen.MadeIn Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of outstanding artists and projects, spurring the development of contemporary culture and international exchanges. Since its creation, the gallery has organized numerous curated, high-quality solo and group exhibitions of both emerging and established artists, becoming a unique and important art platform. MadeIn Gallery excels in discovering and accompanying young talented artists in their career, as well as actively participating among international dialogues, in the Chinese and international contemporary art scene.Collaborating artists: Chen Leng, Chen Ying, Ding Li, Elliot Dodd, Feng Mengbo, Gong Jian, He An, Li Hanwei, Liu Chengrui, Liu Wa, Lu Boyu, Lu Pingyuan, Miao Ying, Mo Shaolong, Payne Zhu, Pu Yingwei, Shang Liang, Shen Xin, Su Yu-Xin, Wang Sishun, Wang Newone, Xia Yunfei, Xu Dawei, XU ZHEN®, Yang Shen, Yang Yang, Zhang Lian, Zheng Yuan, Zhou Zixi.