by Brandon Chow
As Canada’s first major exposition of contemporary Chinese new media and video art, Yellow Signal: New Media in China has recently landed in Vancouver, finding refuge in a variety of galleries around the city. The works presented reflect a mutual perception of current political circumstances surrounding Chinese artists. Zheng Shengtian—a BC-Based artist, curator, and specialist on contemporary Chinese art—has described Yellow Signal as “a metaphor for the communal state of ambiguity in Asian countries.” He further adds that each piece invokes feelings of limitation, possibility, choice, change, confusion and self-confidence.
Posted in Offsite Exhibitions
Tagged A Gust of Wind, Brandon Chow, China, Chinese Contemporary Art, Fifth Night, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Yang Fudong, Yellow Signal, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian
by Stella Hsu
Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photography was an exhibition curated by Keith Wallace in 2009 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. The exhibition featured the works of fifteen Chinese artists, such as Ai Weiwei, Ma Liuming and He Chengyao, who work primarily in Beijing and have contributed to the emergence of Chinese contemporary art in the international art community. Unfortunately, I have never walked through the exhibition and have missed the opportunity of experiencing it. I only became aware of the catalogue recently because it stood out from a well curated collection of books in the Satellite Gallery Bookstore. Its black cover page drew me in and made me wonder what was inside.
Posted in Book Review
Tagged 29 Levels of Freedom, Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photograhy, Ai Weiwei, China, He Chengyao, Keith Wallace, Li Wei, Ma Liuming, Maya Kovskaya, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Stella Hsu, Thomas J. Berghuis