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:
Artist Song Dong’s solo exhibition is on view at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in Germany from 6th December. This exhibition presents a selection of Song Dong’s work since early 90s to explore the works from the leading conceptual artist of China. It is co-hosted by the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Groninger Museum in Netherlands, while the latter has successfully held a large-scale solo exhibition of Song Dong “Life is Art, Art is Life” from June to November this year. Pace Beijing will open his lat
Details inside Song Dong's installation "Doing Nothing Doing" for Triennale Brugge 2015. The giant bonsai sculpture is made from the windows of demolished Chinese buildings. In large neon letters above the sculpture is written ‘Wu Wei’, a concept of Taoism that means ‘inaction’. This work expresses the tension between the unstoppable growth of megapolises and the treatment of heritage and nature. The Treinnale Brugge 2015 continues through 18 Oct.
Song Dong’s solo exhibition is on view at the Groninger Museum in Netherlands. Meanwhile, the renowned German publisher, Hatje Cantz, will publish a 300-page book named “SONG DONG”. This is the first English monograph that retraces every theme Song Dong went through in his artworks. The readers are invited to discover the chronological evolution of a very intimate series of work, which covers political as well as personal issues, such as family, consumption, memory and spirituality. Fr
Chinese artist Song Dong’s solo exhibition is on view at Netherlands’ Groninger Museum from 12th June. The exhibition will display 40 pieces of Song Dong’s works since the early 1990s. Meanwhile, the well-known German publisher, Hatje Cantz will publish a 300-page book, named “SONG DONG”. Most of Song Dong’s works are focused on the artistic process rather than the final product, and therefore created the unique media and installations. In his work, “Eating the City”, he used crackers, chocol
Song Dong has been selected to represent the Ministry of the Flemish community in the Ca'Foscari Palace within the University of Venice along with Francis Alÿs and Rinus van de Velde. Their exhibition, Revenge of the Common Place, will explore the dynamics between the original and copies in art. Song Dong’s work emphasizes the Chinese understanding that the copy is an ultimate compliment to the original. Read more about The Revenge of the Common Place here.
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the second edition of the ART 021 Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai from November 12 to 16, 2014. Pace will present more than thirty works by a diverse group of international artists at booth 2-02. Pace’s presentation at Art 021 will include a selection of artists whose work employs quotidian materials and images. Yin Xiuzhen and Tara Donovan incorporate commonplace items such as recycled clothing in the case of the former and pins, Myla