With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.
Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.
Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.
Founded by Alice King in 1981, Alisan Fine Arts is a leading gallery in promoting Chinese contemporary art and New Ink Art. It has two locations: Central and Aberdeen in Hong Kong.Read More
Alisan Fine Arts also represents some of the key players in Chinese avantgarde art movements, such as Li Shan—a founding member of the Political Pop movement in the 1990s renowned for his portraits of cultural figures and use of propaganda images—and Yu Youhan, who participated in Political Pop as well as the Shanghai Minimalist movement and is recognised for his circular motif.
Emerging artists at Alisan Fine Arts include Wang Mengsha, who reworks traditional depictions of court maidens and beauties and the landscape genre with her characteristic humour and calligraphic touch; and Chu Chu, who collapses boundaries between the various media of calligraphy, ink painting, photography, and oil painting.
Over the years, Alisan Fine Arts has worked with other major institutions such as The Zhejiang West Lake Art Museum, Hangzhou; The Taipei Museum of History; and The National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Recent collaborations include Alisan Fine Arts Thirty Five Years at Hong Kong Central Library (2016) and A Legacy of Ink: Liu Shou-kwan 40 Years On at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015).
An active supporter of the Le French May arts festival—an annual event maintained by the Hong Kong French Consulate to introduce French culture to Hong Kong—Alisan Fine Arts has organised exhibitions of French and Chinese-French artists such as Pierre Soulages: Beyond Black (2019) and Shan Weijun: Between Light and Shade (2018).
Alisan Fine Arts has participated in international art fairs including ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair; Art Basel in Hong Kong; ART TAIPEI; Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong; Ink Asia, Hong Kong; Masterpiece London; Taipei Dangdai; and West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai.
Yang Xiaojian, Fauvist Ink 水墨野獸派, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (25 November 2019–29 February 2020). Courtesy the artist and Alisan Fine Arts.
'As one of the most important contemporary art fairs in Asia, ART021 reinforces its ongoing commitment to leveraging local recourses with a global perspective, supporting contemporary Chinese art andcultivating new generations of domestic collectors. 111 world's leading galleries from 18 countries and 57 cities are selected to present contemporary...
There was a great connection between the first edition of Taipei Dangdai (18–20 January 2019), staged on the 4th floor of the Nangang Exhibition Center, and the 11th Taipei Biennial, Post Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem (17 November 2018–10 March 2019). Installed at the fair's entrance was John Yuyi's live tree, I Tree to Call You...
'With a strong selection of returning exhibitors, the 2018 edition welcomes 87 galleries in the Galleries section, among which 39 are participating for the first time.' – West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018).
The last decade has seen an extraordinary interest in the art of China, yet Hong Kong artists have been significantly overlooked in this bubbling and frothing phenomena. It is timely therefore that Ai Weiwei, arguably the most well-known of the Chinese artists, has chosen to curate an exhibition in Hong Kong featuring only Hong Kong artists; and...
Raspy, trumpeted notes dip, jump and shimmy across a melodic scale, meandering spontaneously through a supporting rhythmic foundation of brassy hi-hats, double bass twangs and piano progressions. So begins Miles Davis's legendary 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue —nonagenarian painter Chinyee's one and only requisite studio soundtrack for the...
Having been recently nominated for the Women of Hope award, Daphne King-Yao, the director of Alisan Fine Arts, is not only a gallerist but also a dedicated philanthropist in the arts and culture sector.
Hong Kong artist Fung Ming Chip's research into the history of ideograms and pictographs, especially in relation to Chinese calligraphy, seems increasingly relevant in a media saturated world in which the image is most definitely the message. The title of Fung Ming Chip's current solo exhibition Meme at Hong Kong-based Galerie du Monde seeks to...
The Chinese art collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei last week unveiled the third location of their Long Museum, in the inland megacity of Chongqing—and there are more to come. At the opening on 26 May, Wang announced further plans for a fourth branch due to open in 2018 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province.
Zhang Yu discusses his works Divine Light Series No. 59 , The Floating Incomplete Circle (1998) and Divine Light Series: 2000–8 (2000) as part of the artist interview series conducted for the special exhibition Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China .
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