Song Dong: I Don't Know the Mandate of Heaven opens Saturday, January 21 at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China. This exhibition puts on view a selection of works from Song Dong's prolific career, as well as two new pieces commissioned by the museum. The exhibition will be open from Saturday, January 21 through Sunday, March 26, 2017. For more information, visit the Rockbund Art Museum'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:
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
Song Dong’s Wisdom of the Poor: A Communal Courtyard is currently installed at the Margulies Collection in Miami. The installation is made up of 100 wardrobe doors from Chinese families living in Hutongs, or traditional but cramped living spaces, in the 1950s and 1960s in Beijing. Placed throughout the maze are works by six artists in the Margulies Collection, to be encountered as the visitor moves through the space. The piece was also shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale. It will be on view in Mi
Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen have collaborated with their 11-year-old daughter Song ErRui on The Way of Chopsticks, an exhibition housed in the three-story Rittenhouse Square Mansion in Philadelphia. The site-specific installation explores the changing nature of childhood and family life in China, and will be open through December 29. Click here for more information on The Way of Chopsticks. Yin Xiuzhen: Nowhere to Land is currently on view at Pace Beijing through September 28. Click he
Chinese artist Song Dong is currently featured in four major solo exhibitions in three cities worldwide. In Hong Kong, Asia Art Archive and Mobile M+ co-present Song Dong: 36 Calendars, the artist's first solo exhibition in the city. Enlisting the help of over 400 participants, Song Dong creates hand-drawn wall calendars rewriting the last 36 years (1978–2013) from his personal perspective and invites the public to add to them with memories of their own. In Sydney, Australia, Song Dong also
The last time I came across a work by Chinese artist Song Dong in London, almost exactly six years ago, I wanted to eat it. We were underneath an escalator in the basement of Selfridges, Song and I, and the artist was putting the finishing touches to his installation, a giant city of biscuits. He placed his wafers next to his shortbreads with scrupulous attention to detail. It was lip-smacking to watch. The higher his skyscrapers went, the hungrier I got. But I wasn’t allowed a surreptitious sam
On November 19, 2011, The Pace Gallery, Beijing will present the second installment of the gallery’s annual “Beijing Voice” exhibition. This is a long term project devised by The Pace Gallery, Beijing to consider and interpret the artistic phenomena that are currently underway in the art field. The first installment, Together or Isolated explored the complex interplay between artworks and their sociocultural background while addressing certain phenomena and issues extant in Chinese contemporary a