A large selection of Li Songsong’s works are recently presented Guangdong Museum of Art, opening on April 26. Li Songsong explores the prominence of photographic images by transforming them into paintings and installations without the added burden of historical value and judgement. His objectivity evokes a rethinking of historical memory and deliberately opens the distance between the original and the transcript, leading the viewer to the imagination of various other possibilities. Li Songs
Thirty works by Chinese artist Li Songsong were recently presented in their first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Bologna. Now, they have moved onto their new home at the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden Baden, for an exhibition entitled “Material as History”, which runs until 7 February 2016. The works chosen for the exhibition examine the changing perception of historical events by present day populations, especially focusing on Chinese attitudes towards the 20th century.
On 21 May afternoon (Italy local time), the opening of the Chinese artist Li Songsong was a great success, and a talk with the artist was held that day. This solo exhibition of Li Songsong will include more than 30 works of the artist made since 2001, including several pieces of the important collectors in private collection, such as the famous German collector Sammlung Goetz and the famous Swiss collector Uli Sigg. Li Songsong’s works mostly based on old photographs, with his uniq
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
Critic Stephen Knudsen of the Huffington Post recently listed Li Songsong’s solo exhibition at Pace London in his “Top Ten Contemporary Art Exhibits in 2013.” The list also includes James Turrell at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Pace London’s exhibition reaffirmed Li Songsong as one of the most important artists in Beijing today. The work addresses both past and present by referencing collective memories of the Chinese people that have relevance in today’s political climate.
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,
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Demetrio Paparoni, Ai Weiwei, and Li Songsong
2013. Pace London. Hardcover
51 pages: color illustrations
Barbara Pollack and Leng Lin
2011. Pace Gallery. Paperback
48 pages: 21 color illustrations; 13 ¼ x 12 ¼ inches
2009. Pace Beijing. Paperback
55 pages: 31 color illustrations; 9 ¾ X 9 ¾ inches