The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 23, 2017


Pace presents a group exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists in Palo Alto
Song Dong, Stir-fired paper airplane.


PALO ALTO, CA.- Pace Gallery is presenting Form through Narrative, a group exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists featuring works by Hong Hao, Liu Jianhua, Song Dong, Wang Guangle, Xie Molin and Yin Xiuzhen. The exhibition is on view from June 23 through August 27, 2017 at 229 Hamilton Avenue.

Form through Narrative is a survey of leading Chinese artists whose multi-generational practices explore themes of place, identity and tradition. For the contemporary Chinese artists in this exhibition, art is rooted in storytelling and the narratives surrounding their lives. Form through Narrative features recent works by artists who were educated in conventional, representational modes of picture-making but gradually abandoned them. While narrative becomes apparent in the process, background and content, the artists on view purposely departed from representational aesthetics to reach complete abstraction.

Highlights of the exhibition include Liu Jianhua’s work in porcelain, which responds to Chinese cultural history while addressing themes of globalization and consumerism. Liu Jianhua’s installation Square (2014), consisting of 64 individual steel sheets and gold-glazed porcelain pools, is currently on view in Viva Arte Viva at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. With the excesses of modern consumerism in mind, Hong Hao, who trained in printmaking, digitally scans the bases of everyday objects to visually deconstruct their functional properties. Also known for incorporating secondhand objects, Yin Xiuzhen seeks to personalize recycled items and allude to those who have been overlooked in the drive toward excessive urbanization, rapid development and the growing global economy.

Confronting common perceptions of wealth in Asia, Song Dong’s works on paper repurpose discarded materials that relate to themes of accumulation and waste. By frying them in a vat of oil, he creates varied abstractions while responding to the rich culinary traditions of China. With similar concerns in mind, Song Dong’s Through the Wall (2016), a large-scale installation presented at this year’s Unlimited at Art Basel, uses reclaimed door and window frames to reflect on the contrasts between historic and contemporary forces that shape society. I Don't Know the Mandate of Heaven, presented this year at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, was Song Dong’s first major survey exhibition in eight years.

For some contemporary Chinese artists, narrative does not only come from objects, but also from Chinese traditions. A pioneer of abstract and conceptual art, Wang Guangle’s process of the repetitive layering of different colors of acrylic paint was inspired by an ancient Chinese burial tradition from the Fujian province of southern China: the elderly acquire a casket and paint it in red lacquer, adding a coat of paint every year on the same date as a celebration of longevity. Xie Molin combines two traditions in his machine-generated abstract paintings: his classical training in fine arts and his use of a tri-axial linkage painting machine, continuing his father’s legacy as an engineer.






Today's News

July 26, 2017

Exhibition features research on racial terror and its effect on the nation today

Neue Galerie presents first museum retrospective devoted to Richard Gerstl to be held in the U.S.

Christie's to offer Avant-Garde masterworks from a European collection

Alice Cooper finds precious Warhol work in storage

MoMA announces the first major U.S. exhibition of Tarsila do Amaral

McNay Director Richard Aste is the recipient of the Harvard Business School Club of San Antonio Scholarship

Philippines' Duterte demands US return symbolic church bells

The Met Breuer exhibits works by Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston celebrates 10 years of the Art of the Islamic Worlds initiative

Pace presents a group exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists in Palo Alto

Columbus Museum of Art exhibits three Chagalls

Polk Museum of Art receives gift in founding member's honor

Science Museum Group to loan Stephenson's rocket to Great Exhibition of the North

Telfair Museums adds Nick Cave soundsuit to permanent collection

Asian Arts Curator Barry Till to retire from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Exhibition explores nearly fifty years of Korean and Japanese painting and sculpture

The $110,000 Sobey Art Award highlights diversity and excellence in Canadian contemporary art

AIMIA / AGO Photography Prize announces 2017 shortlist and 10-year anniversary celebration program

'Abstract Conversations' at rosenfeld porcini features works by six artists

South Street Seaport Museum announces $200,000 grant to begin restoration of 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker

"Blickachsen 11" attracts record number of visitors

Saatchi Gallery showcases works by nine exciting and emerging contemporary artists

Saint Louis Art Museum announces 24th Romare Bearden Fellow

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Carbon dating finds manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol 'zero'

2.- Alice Walton announces formation of Art Bridges

3.- Met Museum acquires ancient Egyptian gilded coffin

4.- French fashion tycoon and art collector Pierre Berge dies aged 86 in southern France

5.- Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck: Flemish masters on view in The Hague

6.- New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages

7.- Mexican archaeologists find dwelling for Aztec survivors of Spanish conquest

8.- Groundbreaking LGBTQ art show opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei

9.- Egyptian archaeological dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummies

10.- Exhibition at Stadel Museum focuses on works by Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard



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, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

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