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Inside the Mind of Qu Lei Lei

Inside the Mind of Qu Lei Lei

Hua interviews one of the founders of Contemporary Chinese Art. "As an artist, I believe my ultimate purpose is to make art."

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In The Volcano – Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii

In The Volcano – Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii

On February 21st, an explosion took place at the ancient remnants of Pompeii’s Roman amphitheater. It was staged and orchestrated by the renowned New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, famous for his practice of “painting with explosives”. This is Cai’s second major art project in Italy after City of Flowers in the Sky with the accompanying solo exhibition Flora Commedia at the Uffizi Galleries—which closes on February 17, 2019. The aftermath of this site-specific gunpowder work In the Volcano will become a part of his solo exhibition at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli curated by Jérôme Neutres, writer and curator,...

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Review: Weight of Insomnia – Liu Xiaodong

Review: Weight of Insomnia – Liu Xiaodong

Dates – 25 January to 2 March 2019 Venue – Lisson Gallery, 27 Bell Street, London Those with a curiosity for the new-age genre of robots and its application for the ranks in Fine Art are advised to pay the Lisson Gallery a visit. Now on view, Liu Xiaodong's solo show 'Weight of Insomnia' wrestles with a very contemporary worry - are robots capable of creativity? In 2015, Xiaodong and technologist, Fito Segrera, set about the task of building an art machine. The material requirements of the traditional artist are met. A live feed churning images of urban layouts, skyscapes and pedestrian...

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Cai Guo-Qiang at Uffizi in Florence

Cai Guo-Qiang at Uffizi in Florence

Show dates – 20 November 2018 to 17 February 2019 Internationally recognised Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang recently opened his latest solo exhibition, Flora Commedia, at Uffizi Galleries in Florence. Prior to the opening of the show, the city of Florence had witnessed the majestic daytime explosion event orchestrated by Cai Guo-qiang on November 18 on Piazzale Michelangelo. The explosion,  City of Flowers in the Sky, is inspired by Botticelli’s Renaissance masterpiece Primavera.  The artist is globally known for his astonishing fire works performances and his continuous exploration of gun powder.    Photo by EPA-EFE Photo by Valentina Grandini The exhibition engages with...

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Jacky Tsai: Reincarnation at Unit London

Jacky Tsai: Reincarnation at Unit London

Show dates – 8 November to 22 December 2018 Dream in the Deserted Garden, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 150x150cm We are pleased to have facilitated and supported the exhibition of Shanghainese London-based artist Jacky Tsai at Unit London. Chinese Floral Skull, 2015, Lenticular print. 83x83cm, Edition of 5  Jacky Tsai’s artistic repertoire incorporates a wide range of media such as pantings, lacquer carvings, installations, embroidery and sculptures. Jacky Tsai is probably best known for having created the iconic floral skull adopted by eminent British stylist Alexander McQueen. The floral skull design has been employed by Jacky Tsai in his wide body of works, becoming a...

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