The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bodu Yang's second exhibition of new paintings with Wanwan Lei projects opens in Beijing
Bodu Yang, Russian Ark, 2013, Oil on canvas, 28x55 inches.

BEIJING.- Wanwan Lei projects presents its second exhibition of new paintings by Bodu Yang. Born in China and educated at the MFA program at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Yang’s paintings explore the effects of appropriation and the visual, political and sensory considerations surrounding the increasingly methodized practices of mounting art- works for viewing.

In her second exhibition, Yang continues her pensive, luminous portrayals of interior spac- es and her exploration of the politics of viewing art on display. She airlifts the audience from the familiar reality of the international art scene into an imagined environment occu- pied solely by the artwork itself and the viewer, requesting us to claim intensely private ter- ritories in a public, abstractly defined space. Her new canvases introduce more populated settings of meticulously positioned objects that both outline and mystify the viewer’s posi- tion, and suggest almost tangible qualities for the immaterial gaze itself. Quietly interact- ing fields of harmonious, serene colors are unsettled by bold negative spaces that introduce a subtle, salient and at times gently ominous sense of instability. Her aesthetics can be readily linked to Hubert Robert’s painting of the Louvre or Thomas Struth’s photographs of museum scenes, but more importantly they offer a refreshing, youthful and informed perspective on our current attitude towards the lineage of art history; the viewer is only permitted examine artworks portrayed in these paintings from the distance, direction and degree of intimacy prescribed by Yang. Her paintings are directly informed by her experi- ences witnessing the changing politics of museums in America and China’s museums-in- progress, and raise questions about cultural and sociological impact of the changing and burgeoning global “art scene”.

The exhibition locates in an apartment in the Diplomatic Compound complex in Sanlitun, an area in Beijing which is now almost forgotten as an art venue where underground art scenes often took place in the 1980s and early ‘90s.

Today's News

December 2, 2013

Ancient erotic frescoes get makeover at the Contemporary Art Museum in Casoria

Monet, Renoir and Matisse paint the life aquatic at the Peabody Essex Museum

A Christmas Thing: Online-only sale to benefit the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Exhibition at Albertina focuses on the last ten years of George Baselitz' career

Christie's online-only sale offers 100 lots to celebrate 100 years of Pop Culture

Stephen Shore's first solo show in London for over six years opens at Sprüth Magers

McNay Art Museum's ARTMATTERS 15: Q&A with Illinois-based artist Rosalyn Schwartz

Berlin's famed Cold War-era Zoo Palast cinema reopens doors after a major renovation

Lowell Libson to offer previously unpublished Gainsborough drawings during Master Drawings in New York

Istanbul monastery, considered the most important of Constantinople, 'to be turned into mosque'

The lives of British scientists recorded in full for the first time in a new British Library oral history archive

Signed artwork from one of London's most notorious drinking dens offered at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

California Institute of Arts School of Art names new building for John Baldessari

Marrakech Biennale 5: Where are we now? Participants of the Visual Arts section announced

Matt Kendall opens new gallery space in Atlanta

First solo UK exhibition by Eva Kotátková opens at Modern Art Oxford

Royal Academy celebrates the career of British sculptor Bill Woodrow with exhibition

A Day At Home: New series by Charlotte Colbert opens at Gazelli Art House

The Valencian Institute for Modern Art opens SUSTRATOS: A new generation of artists

Bodu Yang's second exhibition of new paintings with Wanwan Lei projects opens in Beijing

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful