Tag Archives: Beijing

Jiang Zhi “Strait is the Gate” at Magician Space, Beijing


Jiang Zhi, The Quiet Bodies, 2012. Spent fireworks casing. Courtesy the artist and Magician Space

Jiang Zhi
Strait is the Gate

10 November – 30 December 2012
at Magician Space, Beijing

Jiang Zhi’s works are full of repetitions, from Tremble, Maiden, Sorry, Curtain Call, MuMu to the latest works The Quiet Bodies, Voice, and The Light of Transience… The repetition here is not merely a formal one –“time and time again”, nor a straightforward extraction and representation of life – “once again”, nor that of industrial productions – “more”, and even less so, the pursuit of the first satisfaction in psychoanalysis – “like the first time”. [read the full article here]
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Focus: East Asia – China (Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou) [Updated!]

Shao Yinong and Mu Chen “Spring and Autumn – 1990 100 Chinese Note (Four leaders)” (2004-2010) Silk, silk thread. Courtesy of the artists and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong. Photo: Singapore Art Museum

Chinese contemporary art is rising in quality and quantity, becoming a protagonist on the international artistic stage, according to Italian art critic Achille Bonito Oliva. China made a remarkable transformation during the past three decades, with changes expressed most strongly and dramatically in visual arts.
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