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A Thousand Plateaus (千高原艺术空间)
2015.10.19 Mon - 2015.10.22 Thu
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3-5 Southern District, Tiexiang Temple Riverfront, 699 First Tianfu Street, High-Tech Development Zone, Chengdu 成都市高新区天府一街699号铁像寺水街南区3-5号(临盛邦街)
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Tuesday-Sunday 10:30 am - 18:30 pm
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A Thousand Plateaus Art Space︱Asia Now︱Paris Asian Art Fair︱Booth: A4
[Press Release]

19-22, October

Artists ︱ CHEN Qiulin (b.1975 ), I Lang (b.1969 ), WANG Chuan (b.1953 ), YANG Shu (b.1965 ), ZHAI Liang (b.1983 )

Fair Information

19 October, Monday

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm Preview

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Opening night

20 October, Tuesday

10:00 am – 11:00 am VIP

11:00 am – 9:00 pm Public

21 October, Wednesday

9:30 am – 10:00 pm Public

22 October, Thursday

10:00 am – 11:00 am VIP

11:00 am – 7:30 pm Public

Address︱ Espace Pierre Cardin, 1 Avenue Gabriel, Paris

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Booth No.:A4)will bring the artworks of Chen Qiulin, Li Lang, Wang Chuan, Yang Shu, Zhai Liang to participate ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair in 2015 October 19 to 22 at Espace Pierre Cardin in France.

Chen Qiulin, “Peach Blossom No 1″

ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair is the first boutique art fair in France and Europe to bring a new perspective to contemporary Asian art and shine a light on all it has to offer to the international scene. ASIA NOW invites collectors and art lovers to a program of exhibitions and events, including specific curatorial projects and conversations, which aims to examine unknown areas of Asian art, paving the way for artists, critics and galleries who stand for and promote the whole continent’s artistic diversity. Presenting and exploring artistic practices of 55 artists from 18 galleries, ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair works against current stereotypes and allows its audience to look afresh at contemporary Asian art.

Li Lang,”The Yi People No.76, Meigu Sichuan”, 2001

As one of the most important promotors of contemporary art in China, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space will present on the occasion of Asia Now the diversity and complexity of Chinese contemporary art. The selected artists keep the subtle sensitivity of Chinese society and culture. Their poetic or critical insights into the world make them veritable pioneers in their fields of creation. Among them, WANG Chuan and YANG Shu have each made significant contributions to the language of abstract paintings in China through their own special way. For example, WANG uses an especial way-ink on paper as the medium of creation while YANG Shu immerses some graffiti elements into his expressionist works. CHEN Qiulin and LI Lang pay attention to the impact of China’s increasing urbanization on the population and the environment. CHEN creates these themes blended with her personal experiences and memories. when the latter, LI, is a calm observer who focuses on the Chinese ethnic minorities neglected by the rapid modernization process in China via his photography series “The Yi People” Finally Zhai Liang’s work discuss about the way in which philosophy thoughts get involved in painting exploration, and present the in-depth appearance and fascinating thoughts step by step.

Chen Qiulin (b. 1975, Yichang City, Hubei Province, now lives and works in Chengdu) is an outstanding artist of China’s younger generation whose work focuses on the social impact of China’s political and economic reforms. Chen Qiulin summarizes and makes visual the contradictions caused by the constant challenges that modern life poses to traditional value systems. The photograph series Peach Blossom, exhibited in Asia Now soonly, is based on that Sichuan Province experienced the worst earthquake in its history in May 2008. The severe sense of loss reverberated with Chen, whose most recent body of work reflects on life in Sichuan after the disaster. Peach Blossom was created with an archival instinct and a lens on the personal, social and environmental changes shaping people’s lives.

LI Lang (b. 1969, Chengdu, now lives and works in Chengdu) is an excellent photography artist who became known in the late 1990s. He built his reputation with the famous photography series “The Yi People,” which has won many prizes including the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography Award in 1999. In addition, this series has also been presented at many major art institutions and has been collected by museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Spain, the Shanghai Art Museum, the Guangsong Museum of Art, and others.

Wang Chuan, “A-No.2, “ink on paper”, 2011

Wang Chuan born in Chengdu in 1953, graduated from the Traditional Chinese Painting of Sichuan Fine Art Institute in 1982, and currently based in Beijing. Since the early 1980s, Wang Chuan had been a representative artist of “Scar Art” on realistic oil painting Goodbye, Little Path and Lucky Survivors. In the mid-1980s, he decidedly abandoned narrative realistic painting and put himself to the adventure of new painting art. He organized Shenzhen’s first contemporary art exhibition “Zero”, and became a representative artist of modern fine arts in mainland, China. In China’s contemporary “abstract” painting scene, Wang Chuan is the most senior and the most devoted one. From the beginning of 1990s, Wang Chuan has constantly painted abstract paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas, as well as ink on paper as main media.

Yang Shu, born in Chongqing, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, oil painting department with a master’s degree in 1988. Then he worked as a professor in theinstitute. He spent one year doing research in Amsterdam Rijksakdemie, Netherland 1995. Yang Shu is one of the early explorers of China’s experimental paintings. Since the mid-1980s, Yang Shu began his experiment on non- realistic paintings. During that period, he carried on the exploration and practice to the various art styles and form ssince Western Modernism, finally formed his unique abstract expressionism painting.In recent years, Yang Shu’s has immersed more and more graffiti elements into his works, expecting to find a new possibility in a unti-painting way.

Zhai Liang ,”Long March”,oil on canvas,2015

Zhai Liang was born in Shanxi Province in 1983, and is currently based in Beijing. He Graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. Afterwards, he continued his study in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and received an M. A. Zhai Liang’s creation is always related to literature and sociology. Perhaps some people will find the traces of the Belgian painter Michaël Borremans. Maybe it is because that their creations both reveal a kind of simplicity and calm. In Zhai Liang’s creation, characters and scenes are all as simple as possible, with a moderate style, his works present the seemingly insignificant details in a solemn way, each of them is a dapper fable.