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Prometheus in Printmaking: A Li Hua Retrospective on the 110th Anniversary of His Birth

2017-12-20~2018-02-25

This exhibition is themed with the concept of “Hua Zhu 桦烛,” which originally means “a kind of candle coiled with birch bark,” symbolizing the brilliant candlelight and its beautiful reflections. Literati and poets of many dynasties have used it in their poems. A poet of Tang Dynasty, Shen Quanqi (沉佺期) wrote in “A chat with Mr. Cui on the night of Cold Food Day”: “[n]o bother to take a birch bark candle, for there is a bright moon in the south (无劳秉桦烛,晴月在南端)”, while Lu You (陆游), a poet in the Southern Song Dynasty, wrote the “Nostalgia on A Snowy Night”, which has “[t]he birch bark candle in Jang Yue pavilion gave off a pleasant smell, and the walking mule on the Long Men plank road let out a long bell ring (江月亭前桦烛香,龙门阁上驮声长)”. There are many other examples with similar usage of “Zhu Hua(桦烛).” More

International Grand Exhibition for Wood Engraving and Historical Archive

2017-11-07~2017-12-03

This is the first international large-scale exhibition about the traditional technique - wood engraving's development in the contemporary era. There are about 200 artworks, wood engravings and books created by 100 artists, involving classical, modern and contemporary sections. More

Paradigms of Art – Contemporary Art from Germany

2017-09-16~2017-10-29

By showing the public the history and latest development of German art since the 1950s, Germany's profound cultural traditions and the zeitgeist spirit of innovation will be fully presented. More

Weingart Typography China Touring Exhibition 2017· Beijing

2017-09-15~2017-10-08

Wolfgang Weingart of the Swiss school is a landmark figure in the history of contemporary graphic design. His outstanding achievements are embodied in many aspects such as design practice, design teaching, and design ideas. While injecting great vitality into modern Swiss font design, he also played an important role in the history of design globally. His design style still exerts the profound impact on graphic designers and students around the world. More than 260 graphic design works, including a large number of personal works donated by Mr. Wegener to the museum and representative works of his outstanding students from all over the world, reproduced the essence of the “New Wave Typography” in the 1970s. More

Sailing off the Edge: Gillian Ayres' Abstract Painting, 1979 to the Present

2017-07-30~2017-08-27

This is Gillian Ayres's first exhibition in China and it comprises a large number of large-scale paintings (240cm x 240 cm) from 1979 onwards, borrowed from private collections as well as the artist's own studio. As museums around the world reflect on the importance of artists who are women (look at MOMA's recent show 'Women Artists and Postwar Art'), Sailing Over the Edge: Gillian Ayres' Abstract Painting 1979 to the Present offers China an opportunity to see the complex and sensuous art of a woman who was the first female Head of Painting at a British art school, and the only woman in the most important postwar exhibition of British art, ‘Situation’, 1960, and who has invented and reinvented her art over sixty years. More

The Dimension of Tradition – Copying and Collection by CAFA in the 1950s and 1960s

2017-07-05~2017-09-24

“Going out” and “coming in” were the main ways for CAFA to adopt traditional ways of national painting in the 1950s and 1960s, and remained a valuable artistic heritage for the development of CAFA. It also established a premise for us to understand the dimension of traditional materials conditions of national art and its literati and artisans, which laid an academic foundation for us to re-discuss and reinterpret tradition. More

Imprint: Works by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils

2017-06-30~2017-07-23

Vhils’s artworks have long been focused on the urbanization of contemporary societies and the complexity of modern cities, from which an artistic style is gradually developed for the artist to record the human conditions of the present day. More

Rendezvous:Young French & Chinese Art

2017-04-11~2017-05-03

Rendezvous is an international exhibition organized by Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon/ macLYON. Based on the "International Youth Special Project" of Biennial of Lyon. It aims to explore the creation of young artists from France and other parts of the world and to reflect the reality and the future trend of contemporary art. The French artists participated were selected from the recent Biennial of Lyon. They are mainly young artists who work and live in France and have a cross-cultural background. In addition to the organizers, the exhibition also received academic support from Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes and National School of Fine Arts of Lyon. More

Project Space Young Curators Lab-Any Ball

2017-04-08~2017-05-03

It is what happened in our stadiums, but its foundation is based on simple physical phenomena and mathematical principles: straight-line motion, elastic collision, momentum conservation, rigid body, potential energy, applied force, acceleration, the normal, and extension line. At this finite boundary, calculating, predicting, controlling, reacting, differentiating, extending, and penalizing, though always for the purpose of accuracy, cannot help us get rid of contingency. More

The Myth of Documenta--Arnold Bode and His Heirs

2017-03-01~2017-03-31

This exhibition bears a strong connection with the Kassel Documenta and aims to spark various discussions on modern and contemporary art in the social context, especially on the fierce confrontation and controversy, transformation and expansion in its development. Besides, it also serves as a record of the history of curating and evolving concepts of art education. Today, the Documenta remains the world's most important contemporary art exhibition. More
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