News January / February 2011 by MINISTRY
Dear Friends of MINISTRY,
while the Western turn of the year has already passed and the Chinese New Year is still lying ahead of us, we want to take the opportunity to send you an overview on Asian art events which shouldn`t be missed in the first half of 2011. We are particularly curious about the development of the art fairs in Beijing and already looking forward to the upcoming HK Art Fair in Hong Kong in May.
Also, if you happen to be in Beijing any time soon, don't miss the solo show by Ling Jian at Today Art Museum and Ullens Center…
We wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE RABBIT
Cordelia and Christoph Noe
Wang Shugang at Opposite House / Beijing
Ling Jian: Moon in Glass at UCCA / Beijing
From January 15th new works on canvas and mirrors by painter Ling Jian will be on show. For his solo show at UCCA, Ling Jian paints larger-than-life-sized portraits of hauntingly beautiful women onto round canvases, and then replicates the portraits in moon-shaped mirrors of various hues. Moon in Glass is an exhibition that invites us to contemplate our own shifting self-portraits and shades of identity. The show will run until March 9, 2011.
An installation of figurative sculptures by Beijing-based artist Wang Shugang is currently on view at The Opposite House, Beijing. Wang demonstrates an exceptional command of the traditional medium in his sculptures, combining the figuration of 20th century Realism with Buddhist iconography and scenes of daily life in China. This show is organized by Redbox Studio and on display until March 2011.
Photography from the New China / Los Angeles
The J. Paul Getty Museum recently acquired photographs by some of the young artists emerging from the reinvented society that is present-day China. This exhibition is built around those acquisitions and loans from private collections. Until April 24, 2011.
Art Stage Singapore: 12. – 16.1.2011 / Singapore
India Art Summit: 20. – 23. 1.2011 / New Dehli
Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair: 25.2. – 27.2.2011 / Hong Kong
Singapore Biennial: 6.3. – 8.5.2011 / Singapore
Art Fair Tokyo: 1.4. – 3.4.2011 / Tokyo
Art Shanghai: 13.4. – 17.4.2011 / Shanghai
CIGE Art Fair: 21.4. – 24.4.2011 / Beijing
Art Beijing: 29.4. – 2.5.2011 / Beijing
ARTHK: 26. – 29.5. 2011 / Hong Kong