Wang Zhongjie: Using art as a gateway to conciousness
Although Wang Zhongjie is quiet and reserved, he eloquently conveys the deeply personal feelings that reside within his heart through his art. During the lengthy and complex process of self-exploration, he manages to escape the grim haze that enclosed him, leaving behind the obsolete realities of life.
RAM INTERVIEW｜A Conversation with curator Larys Frogier “Adel Abdessemed’s art is like an invitation”
Three weeks after the opening of Adel Abdessemed’s solo show “An Imperial Message”, RAM had the special opportunity to interview the curator of this exhibition, Larys Frogier, the director of Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai. Inspired by Franz Kaftka’s short parable “An Imperial Message”, the artist carves out an introspective journey while integrating his own thoughts, creativity and trauma into his exhibition. He invites the audience to come up with their own unique interpretations, prompting their journey of self-exploration.
Hao Zecheng’s Solo Exhibition “The Visions in My Mind”
By taking snapshots of everyday situations and objects, Hao Zecheng uses them in his art to record moments that are easily neglected and forgotten. One cannot easily make out the objects in his art. His work is enigmatic yet detailed, capturing the mood generated at a specific time, space and situation. The artist encapsulates traces of his memory by presenting the subtle relationships between himself and the scene. By using the method of “painting chronologically”, “rearranging” then “repainting”, Hao Zecheng blurs the lines between reality, dreams and imagination on the canvas, capturing a feeling that becomes a memory eternally linked to a specific context.
Artron | Galleries under the pandemic - The process of recovery in different environments
Under the pressures created by the pandemic, Artron has noticed a substantial difference between the development of local and overseas galleries and their responses to the capricious and unpredictable nature of the art market. Whether it be exhibitions or art fairs, galleries overseas have managed to return to the state they were in before the pandemic. On the contrary, the situation of local galleries seem to worsen as they face their toughest times under this year’s hardships.
Adel Abdessemed: The world unfolds itself as we wait for the imperial message
Adel Abdessemed’s art is elusive and evokes a sense of ambiguity. He does not limit himself to a fixed medium nor artistic style. Instead, he manipulates, stretches and reinvents in a wide variety of approaches, whether that is through films, photography, sculptures, installations, or performances, all while developing a visual language that is unique to him. In some way, Adel Abdessemed’s art is like a Kafkaesque autobiography that documents the violent yet dream-like events that he encountered throughout his life. As a self-proclaimed “action painter”, Adel Abdessemed uses performance art to capture specific moments in time, expressing his strong disapproval of the oppression of individuals by religious and political systems. As the artist said, “the world is the one that is violent, not me.”
Yue Minjun’s solo exhibition “Smile at the Flower Sermon”: Like an echo, his presence lingers in a cascade of brushstrokes within his art
Yue Minjun’s iconic “smiling face” is recognised by many, where most interpret it as the state of unease during the 1990s as people try to make sense of the rapidly-changing social environment in China. After the launch of his trademark “flower”, Yue Minjun gradually strayed away from creating art with a political context. Rather, his art has evolved into an examination of personal identity and spirituality.
Exploring the boundless imagination brought by light and space｜Group Exhibition "Shining Moment" at Tang Art Foundation
Light, as the origin of vision, brings along shadow and space. The various wavelengths of light constitute the spectrum and thus color and reflection. If an artist can express light freely, there will be a great sense of color, light and shadow, and spatial arrangement. In this exhibition, numerous Hong Kong artists apply their own twist on the theme “shining moment”.
HEAVENLY BODIES IN THE SOUTH：A Joint Exhibition for Qin Qi and Rodel·Tapaya
He Xiangning Art Museum has been always paying attention to the latest development trends of international contemporary art, as well as promoted a large range of international contemporary art exhibitions to provide a healthy platform for it.
This time, we invited Cui Cancan, one of the most active curators of our time, to curate this exhibition Heavenly Bodies in the South - Qin Qi and Rodel Tapaya Joint Exhibition to show artworks from these two participated artists who are very active in trending art. The exhibition exhibits nearly 50 paintings, including oil paintings, sculptures, mixed media and videos ...