2013.07.15 Mon, by Translated by: Liang Shuhan
Rebaudengo Foundation buys Liu Wei’s Library
Zhou Xiaohu wins DAAD fellowship

Zhou Xiaohu wins DAAD fellowship

Shanghai artist Zhou Xiaohu (b. 1960) has been awarded a DAAD fellowship for the Berlin Artists-in-Residence Program. Previous DAAD fellows include Abramovic, Allora and Calzadilla, Pawel Althamer, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren and from China, Xu Tan, Qin Yufen, and Zhu Jinshi.

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Program established in 1925, is the leading program in Germany for promoting scientific and cultural exchange, by inviting people to undertake research residencies in Germany. For over 40 years it has also provided grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music and film. Each year, some 20 grants are awarded to international artists for an approximately one year stay in Berlin.

As the DAAD website notes, “The year 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall are viewed by the Berliner Künstlerprogramm as a commission to reinforce the freedom of art and the word. At the same time, the program therefore opposes the economic takeover of cultural values by liberating artistic creativity from the dictates of the market.”

Zhou will take up the residency in May 2014.

Rebaudengo Foundation adds Liu Wei’s “Library”to its collection

Liu Wei (b. 1972) “Library II-I” Books, wood, iron , Dimension variable, 2012
(Courtesy of LONG MARCH SPACE)
刘韡 (b. 1972)《图书馆II-I》2012、书、木板、铁、尺寸可变

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, based in Turin, Italy, has purchased Liu Wei’s (b. 1972) “Library”.

Established in 1995 and led by Venice Biennale 2003 co-director, Francesco Bonami, the foundation is one of the leading private museums in Italy. The collection also includes important works by John Bock, Thomas Demand, Pawel Althamer, Carsten Höller, Sarah Lucas, Tobias Rehberger, Cerith Wyn Evans and Maurizio Cattelan.

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