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Venue
Edouard Malingue Gallery(馬凌畫廊)
Date
2014.05.13 Tue - 2014.07.05 Sat
Opening Exhibitions
05/13/2014 18:00
Address
Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
香港中環德輔道中33號6樓
Telephone
+852 2810 0317
Opening Hours
Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm
Director
Edouard Malingue & Lorraine Malingue
Email
mail@edouardmalingue.com

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Edouard Malingue Gallery

Edouard Malingue Gallery was founded to show emerging and established contemporary artists. As well as holding solo exhibitions with internationally renowned artists such as Laurent Grasso, Callum Innes and Los Carpinteros, the gallery is dedicated to presenting curated projects with emerging artists and organising large-scale off-site projects in Hong Kong. The program, which has included the solo exhibitions of Fabien Mérelle, Nuri Kuzucan, Yuan Yuan, Wang Zhibo, Charwei Tsai and Wu Chi-Tsung, is carefully organized to bring a rich artistic and curatorial dialogue to the public.

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

Sun Xun “Brave New World”, Solo Show, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, May 13 – July 6th

Sun Xun (b. 1980, Fuxin, China) will present a solo exhibition entitled ‘Brave New World’ at Edouard Malingue Gallery, which will feature the exciting new animation film ‘What happened in the year of the dragon’ (2014) and an immersive installation. Created exclusively for the show and presented for the first time, the film – which carries the show’s title – will be screened alongside drawings and installations that collectively present a response to Aldous Huxley’s 1932 seminal text and considers its contemporary incarnations. A graduate from the Printmaking Department of the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, Sun Xun was a professor at the prestigious Academy before founding in 2006 his own Animation Studio, entitled π. His work primarily involves making images using various materials such as color powder, woodcuts and traditional ink, and collating these to produce a film, which is often presented in an immersive setting. Sun Xun is not to be simply categorized as an as an animation artist, though – his art goes beyond production and acts as a theatre of memory, replete with shuttering sequences and jarring juxtapositions of surrealistic and recognizable images, which mutually serve to scrape the uncontested surface of politicized truth.

Sun Xun, Script for “What happened in the Year of the Dragon”, ink on rice paper, 38 pages, 33 x 33 cm each, 2014

João Vasco Paiva “Cast Away”, Solo Show, Orient Foundation, Macau, May 9 – June 7th
João Vasco Paiva (b.1979, Portugal) will be holding a solo exhibition ‘Cast Away’ at the Orient Foundation in Macau. A graduate from the Porto Arts Institute, João Vasco Paiva moved to Hong Kong in 2006 and is highly lauded for his practice, which across multiple mediums, consistently explores how urban spaces may serve as catalysts for aesthetic production. ‘Cast Away’, Paiva’s first solo exhibition in Macau, explores the blurred boundary between the archipelago’s urbanised territory and its natural surroundings. Taking in account the history of the Orient Foundation, a XVIII century house that has historically hosted foreign visitors, as well as Macau and Hong Kong’s colonial pasts, Paiva presents in ‘Cast Away’ a series of works, which across different mediums, present layers and forms of inquisitive engagement with the physical, geographical and cultural margins he is himself investigating.

João Vasco Paiva, “Unlimited”, film still, Video, 15 mins, 2014

Yuan Yuan, Solo Show, Art Basel Hong Kong, Insights Booth 1C13, May 14 – 18th
Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to present a solo show with rising Chinese artist Yuan Yuan (b. 1973, Zhejiang) at Art Basel Hong Kong. A graduate from the highly acclaimed Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Yuan Yuan approaches the canvas as an exploration of a particular thematic: the interior and exterior of spaces that evince a trace of humanity and a passing of time. Notably vacant, the areas portrayed balance an apocalyptic aura of desolation with a distinct sense of previous inhabitation. This new series of works, presented to the public for the first time, draws on Yuan Yuan’s previous practice but reveals the impact of his recent residential experiences in Scotland and the USA. Employing a darker palette and depicting more cavernous sites, they evince the contemporary plague that strikes architectural constructs: buildings are emblems of an age, yet around the world and particularly in China – where rapid and radical changes are constantly occurring – the significance of such symbols are constantly in flux.

Yuan Yuan, Untitled, oil on linen, 380 x 270 am (diptych), 2014