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current • brussels
collective delirium
Alexandre Ouairy solo exhibition
current • shanghai
another trilogy
Zane Mellupe solo exhibition
upcoming • brussels
brilliant city...
Christophe Demaître solo exhibition
diluted shadows
Dai Guangyu solo exhibition
around your face
Li Rui solo exhibition
error/logic • Xu Zhe & Xu Cheng
uncovered china
team of the blind
Wu Junyong solo show
drawing and what
my country
bring the dogs out
euthanasia part 2 - bulldozer exhibition
performance by Sergey Balovin
red land, yellow stars
@ Galerie Libre Cours (Brussels)
closet (6 solos)
something in common
trace, line, shadow
there is no innocence, only different levels of responsibility
Christin Kalweit solo show
what is the name? solution?
gardener
Roland Darjes solo show (ifa-YK)
different species
Robert Lee Davis solo show (ifa-YK)
right eye - left leg
Je suis Chinois. Et toi ?
@ Galerie Nathalie Gas & Bernard Guillon (Paris)
in memory of the perfect wife
Zane Mellupe personal exhibition
the hell. the heaven.
on the way. in between.
15 days without You
Bangbang & Blackandwhite
the house (ifa²gallery)
Azure Dragon, Vermilion Bird, Yellow Dragon, White Tiger, Black Tortoise
a poem from the earth (ifa²gallery)
the end of the rainbow
Wu Junyong solo exhibition
Zhao Qian Sun Li
Fan Jiupeng solo show (ifa²gallery)
police and her
skin
Dai Guangyu solo show (ifa²gallery)
the history of etiquette
fist
Liu Bolin solo show (ifa²gallery)
carte blanche - winter exhibition
beneath my skin
Vietnamese art insight
@ URBN hotel
elevation / integration
a snapshot of contemporary vietnamese art
portraits of china
move
efflorescence
ink games
Dai Guangyu solo exhibition
automata
urban lust
some space for humanity
Gao Brothers solo exhibition
everything is not quite right
Liu Bolin solo exhibition
spring
comedia
beyond the city
Zhang Kai
solo exhibition
art fairs
PHOTO SHANGHAI 14
ART PARIS 14
ART BASEL | HONG KONG 13
ART PARIS 13
ART STAGE SINGAPORE 13
SH CONTEMPORARY 12
ART GWANGJU 12
ART HK 12
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ART PARIS 11
ART PARIS 10
ART PARIS 09
ACAF NEW YORK 08
artparis 09
booth D14

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industry preview
wednesday, 18 march from 2pm to 5pm
vip preview
wednesday, 18 march from 6pm to 1pm
open to the public
19-23 march 2009
daily from 11am to 8:30pm
monday, 23 march until 6 pm

place
Grand Palais avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
see map

metro
Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau -or- Franklin-D.-Roosevelt
bus
28-42-52-72-80-83-93
parking
Rond Point des Champs-Elysées Invalides Concorde
vélib 
station : 1, avenue Franklin-D.-Roosevelt (near Palais de la Découverte)
station : avenue Dutuit

entrance fee

15 € (10 € for artists and students)

catalogue price
20 €

press link
press.ifa-gallery.com/artparis09
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showing artists

In the framework of Art Paris, ifa gallery is pleased to present a selection of Chinese and Vietnamese artists representative of these two vibrant creative scenes in Asia.

The Gao Brothers, well known in Europe for their provocative frescos and Miss Mao sculptures, have two works on display. Less flashy and subtler are their ‘Sense of Space’, with its quasi mystique dimensions, and a more recent photographic work ‘The Forever Unfinished Building no.4’. This veritable fresco of humanity is a technological feat: hundreds of figures relate the history of China and the world on this astonishing photograph that is three metres tall.

In a different vein, Dai Guangyu uses photography to record his performances works that are strongly linked to China and its social upheaval. His works are always very strong aesthetically and they are occupied by a fascination with the power and beauty of ink, which is explored from many angles: on the body;  in installations, on fabric, as contemporary calligraphy. Dai Guangyu is one of the fathers of China’s avant-garde of 1985 and also a leader of the Sichuan region where he restated performance as an art form and revisited the traditional usage of ink. For the past 30 years, his work is continually entwined with poetry and astutely interrogates Chinese society.

Fan Jiupeng, talented young painter and former student of Liu Xiaodong, has perfected a technique of double sided paintings; a system enabling the viewer to regard the front and the back of the work. On semi-opaque sheets of PC or on canvas he creates amusing daily scenes often of the Beijing middle class. Listless youth, a couple strolling, old friends just out of the public baths… By playing with the two-sided system, Fan Jiupeng refers to the notion of people’s double personalities and the various levels of interpretation in which people are required to engage in for many daily situations.

The present preoccupation with Chinese art often leaves surrounding countries with lively creative scenes ignored. Such is the case with Vietnam, opened up in 1986 with Doi Moi, the economic and political reforms that encouraged an awakening of contemporary research and experimentation, which broke away from the academicism of fine art. Nguyen Minh Thanh, born in 1970, was part of this generation. A graduate of the Hanoi University of Fine Arts, he chose to express himself freely, following his identity and personal references, a route, which was quite opposite to the artistic references to nationalism and the propaganda still prominent at that time. In coloured ink on rice paper or canvas, his work is delicate and intense, and often features portraits of himself. His work bears an almost dream-like quality; of a being floating between two worlds. The language that he has developed is very personal and far from the clichés and exoticism that could be associated with Vietnam.

Finally, the work of Arnaud de Gramont with photography that explores space and light. Neon lines that flare up, vividly punctuating the black background. His images call on the megalopolis of Asia with bright colours and invasive lighting.

Marie Terrieux (translated by Lauren Gollasch) ● january 2009
showing artworks
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Dai Guangyu
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Gao Brothers
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Fan Jiupeng
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Nguyen Minh Thanh
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Arnaud de Gramont
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Jean-Georges Guibert
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