In the first month of the year and in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, when people are setting plans and resolutions, we would like to let you see what is scheduled for a number of the contemporary artists on our website.
AI WEIWEI's installation Sunflower Seeds is showing at the Mary Boone gallery in New York City until February 4. His work is part of a group show at Chambers Fine Art which runs until February 25. He was selected the second Runner-Up Person-of-the-Year by Time magazine in Dec 2011. In his interview with the magazine, Weiwei disclosed his daily routine, which includes going to a park with his child to get some exercise, going to the police station twice a week to hear their opinions and criticism, talking to lawyers, and communicating with the people who lent money to him for the $2.4 million bill for taxes and penalties. Thankfully, making art is still part of the artist's routine. Ai Weiwei said, "I do have a work I started two or three years ago - it takes a long time to finish. I'm happy they never tried to stop me from doing art."
XU BING's Tobacco Project, after its showing at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts travels to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut not far from New York City. The exhibition runs from January 29 to June 10.
From February 2 through March 10, Xu Bing-The Art of Rewriting China presented by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be shown at the Edna Carlsten Gallery of the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UWSP campus.
ZENG XIAOJUN will travel to Paris for his exhibition, 2012 Exhibition of Ink Paintings at the Mus�e Guimet, Paris, France, staring March 28. An image of his intricate tree drawing was used for the cover of the December issue of the Life Magazine (Chinese edition), in which the artist was featured with an long interview and several more examples of his work.
HE SAI BANG was selected for the 4th Guangdong Triennial, running from January 17 to March 5, at the Guangdong Museum of Art.
LIN YAN's work will be shown at the Tenri Culture Institute of New York from May 4 to 26, along with the painting of WEI JIA. Wei Jia is now teaching a graduate program in the oil painting department at CAFA. He also writes for the Artchina.cn.
Last year, an interview about ANNYSA NG's art development for the past 10 years was featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Yishu magazine. The interview stimulated the artist to reflect on her art. Ng is now working on a new series of paintings that further transgress cultural borders. A large painting of the new series will be shown at our Asia Week exhibition in March. Two smaller drawings will go to the exhibition, The Influential Female - Drawings Inspired by Women in History at the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition runs from Feb 3 to March 25. In September, Ng will show her new installation - Live a Death at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Soho, New York.