Wednesday, April 1
Hu Qingyan uses the occasion of his second solo show at this gallery in Beijing to explore the relationship between original and replica via labor-intensive processes. Works range from intricate hand-carved pieces of camphor, resembling firewood at first glance, to a marble sculptural “portrait” of Hu’s wifeabstract in that it reproduces the volume of air she was able to exhale, in one breath, into a plastic bag. Hu’s work has appeared in the Rubell Family Collection, in Miami, Florida, and in the Not Vital Foundation, in Switzerland, among other venues.
Hu Qingyan Eternal Glory
In his largest institutional solo show to date, Liu Wei stages a series of major new paintings, videos, and sculptures that span more than fifteen years of his career. Perhaps best known for art that assembles both monumental and fragile architectural elements left behind by a rapidly urbanizing China, Liu has shown everywhere from the Venice Biennale to the Sharjah Biennial.
Liu Wei Colors