Pace Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of artists Kiki Smith and Liu Jianhua to participate in the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Christine Macel and taking place at the Giardini and the Arsenale, from May 13 through November 26, 2017. VIVA ARTE VIVA will unfold over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giar
Pace artist Liu Jianhua has been selected to participate in Viva Arte Viva, a group exhibition curated by Christine Macel. He will be exhibiting his 2014 work Square, which consists of 64 individual steel sheets and gold glazed porcelain pools. The exhibition is a part of the 57th Venice Biennale that will be on view from May 13 through November 26, 2017. For more details, visit the Biennale's website.
Last week, Tate Modern inaugurated a new impressive building. The “Switch House” is a 10-storey extension in the shape of a truncated pyramid designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. It features a striking combination of raw industrial spaces and refined 21st century architecture. To celebrate the opening on 17 June, Tate presents a series of works from the permanent collection, including pieces by Chinese artists Liu Jianhua and Song Dong. Liu’s Blank Paper is presented on Level 2:
Liu Jianhua’s work “Collected Letters” is now on view at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. It’s exhibited on the second floor loggia in the main hall. As one of the most influential contemporary installation artist, Liu was commissioned by Society for Asian Art to create a giant installation artwork consisting of 3000 pieces of ceramics for the 50th years anniversary of the museum. Through a meaningful and unpredictable way, “Collected Letters” brings the new audiences an unforgettable encount
On Friday 22 April 2016, 13.00-14.00, a free tour will be organised at the V&A museum, featuring the Shanghai-based artist Liu Jianhua. He will discuss his large-scale ceramic work ‘Trace’, which is newly installed in the Contemporary Ceramics Gallery (G141). Consisting of a series of porcelain ‘ink drops’, this work has recently been acquired by the V&A Museum courtesy of Mastercard. The talk will be conducted in Chinese with English translations.
The triennial “Echigo-Tsumari Art Field” is opening on 26 July. 100 international artists and groups, including Chinese artists Cai Guo Qiang, Liu Jianhua, Rong Rong and Inri will participate in this event. Contemporary British sculptor Antony Gormley, the most important performance artist Marina Abramović and the significant contemporary Russian artists Ilya & Emilia Kabakov will also bring their works to the show. Artist Liu Jianhua is going to bring “Discard” to the exhibition
Artist Liu Jianhua is bringing his work “Trace” to take part in USC Pacific Asia Museum’s “Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia”, a large scale group exhibition, on 11th September. The work will be part of the permanent collection at Pacific Asia Museum. At the same time, the Asian Art Museum in California has commissioned Liu Jianhua to create a piece of work. It will be exhibited in March 2016, and will be collected by the museum permanently.
Pace Beijing will be closed for National Day holidays on 28 - 29 September, 1 - 3 October, and 5 - 6 October. The solo exhibition Liu Jianhua: Square will be opened to public on 30 September and 4 October. Regular hours will resume on 7 October. Pace Hong Kong's solo exhibition, Xie Molin, will be closed on 1 - 2 October for National day and on the day following for Chung Yeung Festival. The gallery will reopen on October 4.
Pace London and Phaidon Press will celebrate the launch of the Chinese Art Book at a private reception at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens where Li Songsong’s exhibition We Have Betrayed the Revolution is currently on view - until 9th November. The Chinese Art Book is a beautiful, authoritative overview of Chinese art. It presents a definitive selection of 300 works, from the earliest dynasties to the new generation of contemporary artists enlivening the global art world today. From painting,