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    Public Art Fund to Present Sui Jianguo Sculptures in New York this Fall

    Blind Portraits, an exhibition presenting four monumental sculptures by Beijing-based artist Sui Jianguo, will be on view New York’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 28, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Organized by Public Art Fund, the exhibition will feature bronze works that “may first look like giant, tactile lumps,” as Carol Vogel of The New York Times writes, “but on closer inspection each has a form reminiscent of human features.”

    Pace Hong Kong opens Xie Molin

    On Thursday 18 September, Pace Hong Kong opened Xie Molin at 15C Entertainement Building. The exhibition will be on view until 25 October.

    Zhang Huan at Storm King Art Center

    Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition, a solo exhibition of the Chinese artist’s monumental sculptures and preparatory drawings, is on view at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, through November 9. The exhibition, which includes site-specific works installed both outdoors and indoors, addresses the artist's engagement with Buddhist philosophy and rituals. The exhibition is organized by David R. Collens, Director and Curator, Storm King Art Center; Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, New York; and Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center.

     

    Zhang Huan: Spring Poppy Fields is on view at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, through May 31.

     

    Read more from T Magazine here.

    • Public Art Fund to Present Sui Jianguo Sculptures in New York this Fall

      Blind Portraits, an exhibition presenting four monumental sculptures by Beijing-based artist Sui Jianguo, will be on view New York’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 28, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Organized by Public Art Fund, the exhibition will feature bronze works that “may first look like giant, tactile lumps,” as Carol Vogel of The New York Times writes, “but on closer inspection each has a form reminiscent of human features.”

    • Pace Hong Kong opens Xie Molin

      On Thursday 18 September, Pace Hong Kong opened Xie Molin at 15C Entertainement Building. The exhibition will be on view until 25 October.

    • Zhang Huan's Spring Poppy Fields No. 31 on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum

      Zhang Huan's painting, Spring Poppy Fields No. 31, will be on display in the China gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 24 September 2014 for a duration of two years.

      Employing an almost pointillist technique, Zhang Huan’s application of the thick pigment performs an optical illusion. From a distance, the canvas metamorphoses into a field of psychedelic colours; the pink, teal, lilac and cornflower blue palette appears to pulsate with energy. Upon closer inspection, the colours separate and the individual faces of the skulls emerge from their abstraction. Seemingly uncontrolled and haphazard, the placement of the skulls on the canvas is misleading.

      More details can be found on the V&A's website and here.

    • Daegu Art Museum presents a major retrospective of Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang, opening June 14, 2014

      From June 14 to September 10, Daegu Art Museum of Korea presents a retrospective of Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. It is the first South Korean museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The exhibition charts the artist’s creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical terrain that has radically expanded the possibilities for contemporary art.

    • Zhang Huan awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

      Pace is pleased to announce that Zhang Huan has been awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government. The award, which is the highest Medal of Honor in France, recognizes Zhang’s outstanding work in promoting cultural and artistic exchange between France and China and his contributions to the arts.

    • Zhang Huan at Storm King Art Center

      Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition, a solo exhibition of the Chinese artist’s monumental sculptures and preparatory drawings, is on view at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, through November 9. The exhibition, which includes site-specific works installed both outdoors and indoors, addresses the artist's engagement with Buddhist philosophy and rituals. The exhibition is organized by David R. Collens, Director and Curator, Storm King Art Center; Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, New York; and Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center.

       

      Zhang Huan: Spring Poppy Fields is on view at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, through May 31.

       

      Read more from T Magazine here.

    • Hiroshi Sugimoto receives the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award

      On Tuesday, May 13, the Isamu Noguchi Award for Kindred Spirits in Innovation, Global Consciousness and Japanese/American Exchange was presented to Hiroshi Sugimoto at The Noguchi Museum’s Annual Spring Benefit. Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa, who serves as permanent representative of Japan to the United Nations, presented the award to Mr. Sugimoto and to architect Lord Norman Foster. Pace Gallery extends their warmest congratulations to Mr. Sugimoto on this milestone achievement.

       

      Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life is on view at Pace, 510 West 25th Street, through June 28, 2014.

       

      Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    • Carsten Nicolai illuminates Art Basel Hong Kong

      During Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Carsten Nicolai will present a new audio-visual installation, α (alpha) pulse. Each night from May 15 to May 17, 2014, α (alpha) pulse will generate a light pattern that will pulsate in a synchronized frequency across the entire façade of Hong Kong's iconic International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbor front.

    • VIDEO: Preview of WHITE GOLD

      WHITE GOLD, a documentary film produced by the African Environmental Film Foundation in association with Arne Glimcher and Pace Productions, is a front-line exposé of the modern day ivory trade. The film explores the ivory trade’s effect on African countries and wider regional stability, its potential to fund terrorism, and its global reach. Produced by professionals from the conservation, filmmaking and security fields, the film illustrates the awe-inspiring beauty and emotional intelligence of the elephant, Africa’s most majestic and iconic wild animal. Directed by Simon Trevor, produced by Arne Glimcher and co-produced by Ian and Tanya Saunders, the film is narrated by Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    • Hiroshi Sugimoto Receives Grant from Japan Society

      The Japan Society grants $6 million to the Odawara Art Foundation, established in 2009 by Hiroshi Sugimoto. The grant will support the construction of a new arts complex dedicated to the promotion of Japanese culture. The museum complex will be set on 9,500 square meters of coastal land southwest of Tokyo, and the interior gallery will overlook the Pacific Ocean. Slated to open in the spring of 2016, the Odawara Art Foundation will bring together the artist’s minimalist design aesthetic with the Japanese seascape.

       

      Read more from The New York Times here.

      Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.