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,
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
The Daily Beast, September 24, 2012: Li Songsong, an old master back from the future. At Pace gallery in Beijing, the well-known Chinese artist Li Songsong is presenting this strange sculpture/painting/installation. It consists of 91 oddly shaped aluminum panels (many look like the staircase that folds into the fuselage of a small jet) all covered in Li’s signature thick paint and assembled as a tunnel. It’s kind of Frank Auerbach meets Space 1999, and it’s not easy to parse what it might mean o
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
Juicy painting and the big visual statement are both alive and well in China today. If you have any doubt, check out the 11 large-scale oil paintings by Li Songsong now on view, through Aug. 5, at Pace Gallery's 534 West 25th Street location. The show, Li's first U.S. solo, provides American viewers an impressive introduction to the 38-year-old artist, who is well known in the People's Republic for super-thick paint and blocky compositions that seem to waver halfway between their photographic so
Name: Li Songsong Age: 38 Occupation: Artist City/Neighborhood: Caochangdi, Beijing What project are you working on now? My solo show opened on May 5 at the Pace Gallery in New York. What's the last show that you saw? Richard Serra's drawings at the Metropolitan Museum What's your favorite place to see art? New York Where do you source the historical documentary images that you use? Newspapers, magazines, the Internet, books The marks on your canvases seem to be made from everything from brushes
This spring, celebrated Chinese artist Li Songsong will be presenting his first solo show in the United States. From May 6 to August 5, his work will be on exhibit at the Pace Gallery’s space at 534 W. 25th St. Photographs are often considered irrefutable records of the past. When these records are altered, how does this then alter one’s perception of preceding events? This is a question that Li has been examining throughout his already highly acclaimed career. By applying impasto painting techn
Tangibles outweigh any abstractions that might have been promised in Li Songsong’s latest solo Show “Abstract” at Pace Beijing. Li Songsong’s trademark style of painting, an impasto of creamy pigment layered upon canvas as well as his signature content, a single photographic source spliced into juxtaposed fields of colours and canvas in an inchoate reconstruction of the original image find in its final object an overwhelming physicality. The texture presents itself so wrought and thick making it