EX: 1/30/2012
  >> Search exhibitions
>> Confirm subscribe
2017.03.20 Mon - 2017.05.04 Thu
Opening Exhibition
VENUE SoHo 189 Art Lane, 189 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong
+852 2803 2333
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat, 11 am - 7 pm (closed on Public Holidays)

>> Go to website

>> See map

Tan Ping “The Certainty of Uncertainty”
Leo Gallery, Hong Kong
[Press Release]

Public Opening: 2017.3.20 Monday, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition until 2017.5.4

Leo Gallery Hong Kong is delighted to present Tan Ping’s solo exhibition The Certainty of Uncertainty at SOHO 189 Art Lane.

This exhibition is curated by Chinese renowned independent curator Huang Du, exhibiting three works by Tan Ping, a Chinese pioneer of abstract art. His works will be unveiled for the first time in Asia at Leo Gallery Hong Kong after the exhibition in Switzerland. In December 2016, Tan Ping was invited by Simon Maurer, the director of Museum Helmhaus Zürich in Switzerland, to perform live painting. He presents an uncertain normality for his creation process. An uncertain question raises upon how a work being embed into a new space, and passing from the canvas surface to the wall. At the end, Tan Ping finds a certain space-related visual presentation during the uncertain process.

In March 2017, at Leo Gallery Hong Kong, Tan Ping goes against the logic of multiple perspectives in traditional painting and presents a profound exhibition space with a mixture of abstract elements and performativity.

Tan Ping (b.1960, Chengde, Hebei, China) 譚平(1960年生於中國河北承德)
Tan Ping, family origin in Yantai of Shandong, graduated from the Printmaking Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1984. From 1989 to 1994, he was sponsored by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) scholarship, and studied at the Department of Free Painting of Berlin University of the Arts and received Master’ s Degree and Meisterschule Degree. He was a professor and the Vice President of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Currently he is the Vice President of Chinese National Academy of Arts. His works are collected by major galleries and museums in China and abroad, including the National Art Museum of China, Shanghai Art Museum, Today Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Museum Ludwig, Kolding Museum of Modern Art and Arizona State University Art Museum, etc.

Huang Du (b.1965, Shaanxi, China) 黃篤(1965年出生於中國陝西)

curator and art critic who lives and works in Beijing. Professor at Institute for the Sociology of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, China.

Huang Du was born in 1965, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China. In 1988 he got his bachelor’s degree in history of art from Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. During 1991 and 1992, he studied history of art in Bologna University, Italy. In 2004 he received his Ph.D in Science of Fine Arts from CAFA, Beijing, China. In 2007 he completed his Post-Ph.D research in Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

From 1988 to 2001 he worked as an editor for Fine Arts (Mei Shu) Magazine. Huang Du has published numerous critical articles and essays on contemporary art, mostly on magazines and catalogues in countries including China, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Britain and others. As a speaker and jury member, he was invited to participate in many important international art symposiums and art awards of CCAA, The 7th Taishin Art Award 2009, Credit Suisse Today Art Award 2010-2012, Nissan Art Award 2013, Tomorrow: Contemporary Sculpture Award 2015, “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of International Award of The 10th Florence Biennale 2015 and Yishu 8 Prize-China 2015-2016. He was invited to contribute an essay on Creation Space: Antony Gormley for the catalogue of States and Conditions, White Cube, Hong Kong, 2014.

Selected Curated Exhibitions:
2004 China Pavilion of the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale
2006 The 6th Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China)
2006 China Contemporary: New Urban Realities (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, National Architect Institute, Photo Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
2011 Jannis Kounellis: Translating China (Today Art Museum, Beijing, China)
2015 Familiar Otherness: Art Across Northeast Asia, Flagship Exhibition, HK Art Center, Hong Kong