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Fang Lijun Retrospective in Germany

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Fang Lijun by arariogallery on July 15, 2009
Fang Lijun, "1993.1", 1993. Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm. Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.

Fang Lijun, "1993.1", 1993. Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm. Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.

From August 30 through November 8, 2009, the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany will present a retrospective exhibition of nearly 50 paintings and sculptures by Arario artist Fang Lijun. Titled Sea and Sky, the show includes some of the artist’s earliest and best-known paintings, as well as new compositions that debuted in New York last year. Read more about Fang Lijun’s retrospective at Artdaily.org.  

Fang Lijun’s work is featured in the new publication, New China, New Art, by art critic Richard Vine. Read Robert Morgan’s review of the book in the current issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

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Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Arario Gallery, Hyung Koo Kang, Nalini Malani, Sui Jianguo, Tallur L.N. by arariogallery on May 5, 2009
Sui Jianguo, "Windy City," 2009. Image uploaded to Flickr on April 2, 2009 by mmmmarshall.

Sui Jianguo, "Windy City," 2009. Millenium Park, Chicago. Image uploaded to Flickr on April 2, 2009 by mmmmarshall.

  • Sui Jianguo’s sculpture “Windy City” is mentioned in the Chicago Flame.
  • Work by Hyung Koo Kang will be auctioned off at Christie’s Hong Kong later this month, reports Art Daily.
  • The May/June issue of Flash Art includes a review of Tallur L.N.’s recent exhibition.
  • Read Murtaza Vali’s interview with Nalini Malani for Art AsiaPacific (AAP) online.

A Retrospective in Taiwan

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Fang Lijun by arariogallery on April 28, 2009
Fang Lijun

Fang Lijun

Endlessness of Life, a retrospective exhibition that spans 25 years of Fang Lijun’s career, is on view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum through July 5, 2009. Curated by Hu Yung-fen, the exhibition includes objects on loan from major European, American and Asian museums, as well as foundations and private collections. Read more about the exhibition in Taiwan News.

Artforum Critic’s Pick: Tallur L.N.

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Tallur L.N. by arariogallery on April 23, 2009
"Export Design," 2008. Surgical bed, silicon, hair, Carin, 48 x 84 x 104 in.

"Export Design," 2008. Surgical bed, silicon, hair, Carin, 48 x 84 x 104 in.

Read a short review of Tallur L.N.’s exhibition Placebo at Artforum.com.

A Postcard from Mumbai

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Nalini Malani by arariogallery on April 22, 2009
Nalini Malani with her triptych “Appeasing Radha”, 2006. Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet, 72 7/8 x 144 1/8 inches. Photo: Rafeeq Elias.

Nalini Malani with her triptych “Appeasing Radha”, 2006. Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet, 72 7/8 x 144 1/8 inches. Photo: Rafeeq Elias.

A postcard created by Nalini Malani will be auctioned off in May at a benefit for the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. The sale, curated by Dan Cameron, features 200 5×7 postcard-sized artworks by 200 internationally-acclaimed artists. Read more about the event here.

Tallur L.N. in Mumbai

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Art Fairs, Tallur L.N. by arariogallery on March 3, 2009
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Tallur L.N., "Souvenir Maker," 2009. Mixed media site-specific installation.

Artist Tallur L.N.– the focus of Arario’s Armory Show installation – is also the subject of  a solo exhibition at Chemould Gallery in Mumbai, which opens this Thursday, March 5. A catalog for the exhibition will be available for purchase in late spring/early summer.

Liu Jianhua & Christian Dior

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Liu Jianhua by arariogallery on December 2, 2008

Christian Dior and Chinese Art

On November 15, the exhibition Christian Dior and Chinese Artists opened at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). Artist Liu Jianhua, whose work was included in Arario New York’s inaugural exhibition Absolute Images, participates in this group show. His well-known ceramic installation “Daily Fragile: Starlight” is on view at UCCA through January 15, 2009.

From the UCCA website:

Conceived as a highly innovative project, this exhibition creates a dialogue between two continents and two different means of expression, contemporary art and fashion. A legendary name, synonymous around the world with haute couture, places itself as a source of inspiration for major Chinese artists…More than 20 specially commissioned works by these artists will be presented alongside the designs which inspired them, whether designed by Monsieur Dior, John Galliano, Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme or Victoire de Castellane for the Haute Joaillerie, [or] emblematic objects from the house’s perfumes and accessories. The perfumes are placed in a context whose strength extends beyond the era of their creation to project them into Dior’s present and future. A selection of creations, sketches and photographs from the Dior archives underlines the historical importance of a house that recently celebrated its 60th birthday, and highlights the key elements that remain a source of inspiration for the future. By allowing these Chinese artists to express [Dior’s] identity, [it] displays [a] capacity for reinvention in a contemporary world.

Other artists included in this show are Wang Du, Zhang Huan, Huang Rui, Li Songsong, Zhang Dali, Xu Zhongmin, Liu Jianhua, Zheng Guogu, Lu Hao, Wang Qingsong, Yan Lei, Zhang Xiaogang, Wen Fang, Shi Jingsong, Wang Gongxin, Quentin Shih, Liu Wei, Rong Rong & Inri, Tim Yip, Qiu Zhijie and Ma Yan Song. See installation images at Wallpaper.com.

Post written by Arario New York’s, Lesley Sheng.

Wang Guangyi in London

Posted in Arario Elsewhere, Wang Guangyi by arariogallery on November 25, 2008
Artist Wang Guangyi and Louise Blouin.

Wang Guangyi and Louise Blouin.

New works by Wang Guangyi are on view at The Louise Blouin Institute in London through March 17, 2009. The Aario artist’s first major solo exhibition in the U.K., Wang Guangyi: Cold War Aesthetics spans two floors of the Institute, and includes both sculpture and painting.

From the Institute’s website:

This ambitious show by one of China’s most celebrated living artists, is both a reflection on the imagery of Cold War era China, and a warning to contemporary audiences about the horrors of war. The exhibition, referencing illustrated manuals created by the Chinese government depicting how to react to a nuclear or biological attack, represents the potential catastrophic past of the Cold War that has been avoided while simultaneously pointing to future threats lurking on the horizon. For Wang and for the viewer, the metaphor is clear; avoid a return to a Cold War mentality at all costs.

The exhibition will include an installation of some fifty life-size sculptures that depict Cold War preparedness, a large-scale twelve-panel mural and a series of watercolours that serve as the sketches for the sculptural works on display.

The show is accompanied by an extensive education program of public lectures, panel discussions, educational workshops and music recitals aimed at exploring and investigating contemporary Chinese art, culture and society. A full-colour catalog with essays by renowned Chinese art critic and essayist Huang Zhuan is available at the Institute.

See more photos from the private preview opening at Artinfo.com.