From December 12, 2018 through March 29, 2019, Song Dong's Writing Diary with Water is on view at the Aspinwall House in Kochi, India, as part of the 2018 edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. An extension of an older series by the same name, Writing Diary with Water is situated in an encircled glass structure amid the greenery of the Aspinwall House grounds. Inside, paintbrushes are kept in water pots of different sizes and shapes, inviting visitors to dip the bristles in water and move the
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World opens October 6 at the Guggenheim Museum, featuring works by Pace artists Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen, and Zhang Xiaogang. The exhibition explores work by key artists and collectives whose "critical provocations aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establish the individual apart from the collective, and to define contemporary Chinese experience in universal terms." The exhibition is organized thematically in six sections, and is presented in throu
Pace is pleased to annouce the inclusion of work by Tony Smith, Michal Rovner, and Song Dong in Art Basel 2017's Unlimited exhibition. Unlimited, curated by Gianni Jetzer, is Art Basel's exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances. Unlimited will run concurrently with Art Basel, from June 15 through 18, 2017, in Basel, Switzerland. Tony Smith, Source
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.