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uncovered china
team of the blind
Wu Junyong solo show
drawing and what
my country
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red land, yellow stars
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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
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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
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Fan Jiupeng solo show (ifa²gallery)
police and her
skin
Dai Guangyu solo show (ifa²gallery)
the history of etiquette
fist
Liu Bolin solo show (ifa²gallery)
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beneath my skin
Vietnamese art insight
@ URBN hotel
elevation / integration
a snapshot of contemporary vietnamese art
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efflorescence
ink games
Dai Guangyu solo exhibition
automata
urban lust
some space for humanity
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everything is not quite right
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Zhang Kai
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ART PARIS ART FAIR 14 ● stand F10

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wednesday, 26 march from 2pm to 6pm

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wednesday, 26 march from 6pm to 10pm

open to the public

27 march - 30 march 2014
thur. 27 march from 11.30am to 8pm
fri. 28 march from 11.30am to 10pm
sat. 29 march from 11.30am to 8pm (10.30am-11.30am for vip)
sun. 30 march from 11.30am to 7pm (10.30am-11.30am for vip)



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For its sixth exhibition in Art Paris 2014, ifa gallery made a selection of black and white Chinese works of art. In their respective fields, be it photography, ink painting, installation or video, they give a view of the complexity of the Chinese cultural heritage. This dichotomy between the black of the ink and the white of rice paper allows to highlight the specificity of the current artistic aspiration in China. Different media are in use: ink, paintings, photography, installation, video… The common thread running through the works are the references to and questioning of Chinese culture, the beauty of form and symbolism. Between them, these works create a world in which ink and its symbolic matter – black – become new artistic tools that revisit the Chinese avant-garde in an unexpected way.

 

exhibited artists :

 

Gao Brothers


Gao Qiang (born in 1962) and Gao Zhen (born in 1956) are the same two brothers whom work under the title “the Gao Brothers” since 1985. Globally recognized artists and often controversial, they explore public conscience incorporating references which many artists in China would not dare evoke. Along with many others, they suffered during the Cultural Revolution: an imprisoned father murdered, and a subsequent reclusive life with four other brothers living with their mother in one room. Their irreverent art runs the gauntlet between taking responsibility and expressing puerile behaviour. In "Outer Space 6", they create by photomontage a bee hive shaped like a beating heart. Inside each cell, men and women are included as many emotional portraits individualised.

 

Dai Guangyu

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. 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.

 

Wu Junyong

Wu Junyong, graduate artist of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, is renowned for his video animations constructed using sculptures and cut outs. His focus is exploring public conscience, depicting the creation and destruction of virtues before, during, and after the foundation of the People's Republic of China. Although the Cultural Revolution has long ago ended, many still live mentally within it, and Wu enters into the confused minds of the masses who act as though they were watching life through a kaleidoscope, searching to find a path and guided by blind people.

 

Jiang Shanqing

Jiang Shanqing (China 1961) lives between China and his studio in Paris. Following his passion for calligraphy he works with the traditional four treasure of the study: inkwell, ink, rice paper and brush. "Styles may differ – explains the artist - yet, the nature of calligraphy presents some traits that remain stable, eternal, once they are put into graphics." Jiang Shanqing always signed with a red stamps, an oval with an ideogram inside, "one side always has my name, the other contains sayings, words drawn from poems, and some bodhisattva, creatures who renounce Nirvana to go back to the Earth and help people in need."

 

Zane Mellupe

Zane Mellupe, a Latvian artist living and working in Shanghai, has an extensive background in photography. Her works have undergone diverse development from documentary photography, found images, self-observation, photo and video integration to gallery installations. Her childhood and adolescence experiences aid her well in understanding China and its values within a socialist environment. Her most recent mixed-media works are focused on merging abstract concepts with physical objects accompanied by surreal short stories.

Pour sa sixième exposition à Art Paris, ifa gallery a sélectionné un ensemble d'œuvres en noir et blanc d’artistes chinois. Chacun dans leur domaine, que ce soit la photographie, la peinture à l’encre, l'installation ou la vidéo, ils donnent une vision de la complexité de l'héritage culturel chinois au travers de la couleur noire de l’encre. Cette dichotomie des couleurs permet de mettre en valeur la spécificité de l’aspiration artistique actuelle en Chine. Références et mise en doute de l’héritage, modernité, beauté des formes et symbolisme sont les liens qui unissent les œuvres présentées. L’ensemble crée un univers où l’encre et son versant symbolique - le noir - deviennent de nouveaux outils artistiques que se réapproprie de manière inattendue l'avant-garde chinoise.

 

artistes exposés :

 

Gao Brothers


Gao Qiang (né en 1962) et Gao Zhen (né en 1956) sont ces deux frères qui ont œuvré sous le nom de Gao Brothers depuis 1985.
Artistes mondialement reconnus et souvent controversés, ils explorent la conscience publique utilisant des références que beaucoup d’artistes en Chine n’osent pas évoquer. Dans "Outer Space 6", ils créent par photomontage une ruche d’abeille en forme de cœur battant. À l’intérieur de chaque alvéole, des hommes et des femmes sont inclus comme autant de portraits émotionnels individualisés mais cloisonnés.

 

Dai Guangyu

Né en 1955, artiste autodidacte, Dai est devenu à partir de la fin des années 80, le mentor de la nouvelle vague avant-gardiste du Sichuan et du Sud-ouest de la Chine. A travers l'art de la performance et les installations éphémère, il revisite l'art traditionnel Chinois.
Cette nouvelle série d'œuvres est la recréation esthétique de la beauté Chinoise vécue comme une vertu, puis oubliée au fil des années.

 

Wu Junyong

Wu Junyong, jeune artiste Chinois, né en 1978, diplômé du département des nouveaux médias de la fameuse Académie d’Art de Chine à Hangzhou dont il maintenant un des professeurs, s’est consacré dès ses débuts à l’art de la vidéo d’animation.
Influencé par les grands peintres de la renaissance flamande, Wu Junyong a ensuite développé tout un univers surréaliste de fables à travers un grand nombre de médias (animations, peintures, dessins, installations...).
Wu rentre ainsi dans les esprits confus des masses qui se retournent comme s'ils regardaient un kaléidoscope, essayant de trouver un chemin guidé par des aveugles.

 

Jiang Shanqing

Jiang Shanqing est né en 1961 à Haining (Zhejiang, Chine).
Il partage son temps entre la Chine et son atelier parisien. Entre tradition et modernité, Jiang Shanqing est un maître de la peinture en Encre Chinoise. Chaque élément est crée par lui, même l’encre et le papier “Ce n’est jamais facile de changer la tradition. L’influence du passé est nécessaire pour maintenir un environnement artistique cohérent”.

 

Zane Mellupe

Zane Mellupe, artiste Lettonne vivant en Chine, a une vaste formation en photographie. Son travail a subi divers développements en passant par la photographie documentaire, l’utilisation des images retrouvées, l’observation de soi et l’intégration de photos et vidéo dans des installations.
Son enfance et adolescence lettonne l'aident à mieux comprendre la Chine et ses valeurs dans un environnement socialiste.
Ses œuvres les plus récentes sont concentrées sur la fusion entre les concepts abstraits et les objets physiques, accompagnés de courtes histoires.