Busan Biennale 2020
Words at an Exhibition - an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems
2020.09.05. - 11.08
89 Artists from 34 countries
(11 Authors, 67 Visual Artists, 11 Musicians)
Mélanie Bouteloup, Stephanie Cristello, KIM Sung woo
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Old Town, Yeongdo Harbor
Online Viewing Room
Devil’s Ivy is a 10-min virtual reality film interrogating the increasingly blurred lines between truth and imagination during the COVID-19 pandemic. It sends the viewer on a surreal trip to the city of Wuhan under lockdown, the virus-hit cruise ship and the mass grave in New York.
Exhibition view, Busan Biennale 2020, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, Korea, 2020
Liu Wa works with drawings, paintings and video, and for the last few years, she has turned her drawings into virtual reality work. Liu presents 30 pieces of watercolor on paper of Devil's Ivy in this exhibition.
Liu Wa, Racing Thoughts, 2019, Two-channel video installation, 7’28’’
Through the map of a hospital, the artist locates regions with the worst air pollution and spots China’s first military nuclear base “404.” In the digital ocean of information, clicking on the new webpages means replacing and forgetting the old ones. Asher emotions fluctuate along the way, racing thoughts are taking over her mind.
Immaterial / Re-material:
A Brief History of Computing Art
MadeIn Gallery artist Liu Wa participates in group exhibition at UCCA Beijing, "Immaterial / Rematerial: A Brief History of Computing Art", a wide-ranging overview of the evolution of computing art from the 1960s to the present, exploring topics that span from machine-learning aesthetics to digital objecthood and technological discontent. The exhibition defines its area of focus not simply as digital art in general, but art-making that actively engages with the algorithms and generative logics that undergird the field of computing.
“Wish You a Sweeeeeet Life”
野生青年艺术节·北京 2020 野生青年艺术节·北京 2
YES! ART FESTIVAL
2020.09.11. - 11.08
Xu Zhen, Zheng Yuan, Sun Xun, Lu Pingyuan, Chen Tianzhuo, Gao Ludi, Yun Yongye, Sun Lingnan, Jiang Zhi, Li Qing, Yan Bing, Zhang Dali, Leng Guangmin, Otani Workshop, Yoshitomo Nara, Yuichi Hirako, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Hikari Shimoda, Takashi Murakami, Mr., Emi Kuraya, OB, Tomoo Gokita, Hikari Shimoda, Masahisa Fukase, Daido Moriyama, tadayuki naitoh, Tokihiro Sato, Toshio shibata, Issei Suda, YOSHIHIKO UEDA, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Eikoh Hosoe, Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Kawada Kikuji, Shigeichi Nagano, Yuichi Hirako, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Daniel Arsham, JR, Felipe Pantone, Julian Opie, Melati Suryodarmo, Caroline Walker, Josh Sperling, Daniel Crews-Chubb, André Butzer, Jan Kalab, Baldur Helgason
Powerlong Art Center
L4, Onemall, No.1, Jinshan Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian
MadeIn Gallery artists Lu Pingyuan, Xu Zhen® and Zheng Yuan participate in "Something Happend". This exhibition is the opening exhibition of Nothing Happened Gallery and gathers more than 60 works from 47 world-renowned artists. All the artworks are shown in China for the first time, ranging from painting, video, installation, sculpture, photography and more.
The exhibition will be divided into four major theme exhibitions. Lu Pingyuan's "Look! I'm Picasso!" series, Xu Zhen's Eternihty-Buddha in Nirvana, Under Heaven-0302BD0187 and Zheng Yuan's Nothing Happened are exhibited in the "+ 86" exhibition area.
Lu Pingyuan’s series of works, “Look! I’m Picasso!”, is inspired by the first feature-lengthcomputer-animated film produced by Pixar in 1995, “Toy Story”. A scene in the film presents thetoy Mr. Potato Head with his eyes, nose and mouth on the side claiming: “Look! I’m Picasso”. Theartist conceived a series of cubist paintings and sculptures in the style of Picasso and incorporatedelements inspired from the facial props of Mr. Potato Head.
XU ZHEN®, Eternity-Buddha in Nirvana, the Dying Gaul, Farnese Hercules, Night, Day, Sartyr and Bacchante, Funerary Genius, Achilles, Persian Soldier Fighting, Dancing Faun, Crouching Aphrodite, Narcissus Lying, Othryades the Spartan Dying, the Fall of Icarus, A River, Milo of Croton, 2016, Mineral-based composite material, mineral pigments, metal, wood, 360 x 89 x 112 cm
Exhibition view, "Something Happened", Powerlong Art Center, Xiamen, Fujian, 2020
"Eternity" is a series of sculptural installations that fuses together and immortalizes classics of art history and great civilizations. Statues of Greek gods or Chinese divinities and Modern Art sculptures are replicated using mineral composite, taking on the form of visual hybrids. “Eternity” brings global civilization into a broader perspective, showing through the East - West cultural impact/collision, the historical influence of the traditional Orient and the modern Occident on contemporary life.
"Under Heaven", a magnificent title filled with an authoritative sense, consists in dense cream flowers of fancy colors: strawberry red, grape purple, mocha green, milk white, chocolate black... such as a thick layer of flowery cream on a freshly baked cake. These desiring aliment colors and the creamy form are twisted together into a carved baroque jungle; the exaggerated scales of the works present an intense and extravagant gaiety.
Zheng Yuan, Nothing Happened, 2014, Single-channel HD Video, colour, sound, 5'23''
Nothing Happened began with a video made by a minimalist. A few vehicles occasionally passed by the viewer and there were no pedestrians in sight on the highway in a freezing winter. Meanwhile, according to the real-time city simulation, a serious accident simultaneously occurred on the same highway while the photographer made this video. But in a strong favor of the minimalist aesthetic, she chose not to shoot the accident, in a way to maintain the tranquility of a cold winter day.
Duration: Chinese Art in Transformation
2020.09.05. - Permanent
91 Artists in total
Beijing Minsheng Art Museum
Universal Creative Park-C7, No.9 Jiuxianqiao North Rd. Chaoyang District, 100015, Beijing
Xu Zhen, Rainbow, 1998, video, 3'50''