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Music from the Silk Road event
Jul21

Music from the Silk Road event

Five artists, including known musical figures on London’s creative scene, perform a lunchtime concert in a capsule presentation of music from the Middle East and its eastward extensions along the Silk Road ancient and modern, writes The Middle East in Europe. ‘Summertime in Distant Lands,’ part of an ongoing and well regarded Music@One series, is a collaboration between SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies),...

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Ping Zheng: Artist with a Liberating Palette
Sep30

Ping Zheng: Artist with a Liberating Palette

Ping Zheng—aka Zheng Ping—can lay claim to a remarkable trajectory in pursuit of what rightfully expects to be perfection in her art, a completeness or wholeness that goes beyond colour and content. It’s an inner thing, you see, which is neither necessary for you, the viewer, fully to understand or indeed immediately to have available to you, or at all, any time soon, or ever. Sure, it’d be great if you attained it, but...

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Wang Huangsheng at the October Gallery
Mar29

Wang Huangsheng at the October Gallery

Wang Huangsheng, the academic and painter and a leading proponent of modern interpretations of traditional Chinese ink painting, will have his first individual exhibition in London at the October Gallery (14 May – 20 June 2015). Wang Huangsheng: Unbroken Line is a culmination of many years of exhibiting outside China, with major shows in Europe and elsewhere being followed or preceded by works being collected in public museums and by...

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Meditations on paper: Wang Ai at Hua Gallery
Jan21

Meditations on paper: Wang Ai at Hua Gallery

Wang Ai’s works on paper, including craft surfaces based on rice and bark, are travelogues of the mind which invite the viewer to join in. A full appreciation of these meditations on paper represents a veritable challenge in the lively milieu of an opening night and, on a quiet day at a gallery, a demanding exercise when a visitor is assailed by competing visions of art and all that surrounds it. The artist, poet and fiction...

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Stately Shadows by Sun Xun
Nov22

Stately Shadows by Sun Xun

Animation works by Sun Xun 孫遜, reputedly one of China’s most prominent young animators, are the focus of an exhibition 18 December 2014 – 22 March 2015 at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art. The exhibition, Stately Shadows, will mark the UK premiere of Sun Xun’s latest work, What happened in the year of the dragon (2014). “We are thrilled to be curating a collection of Sun Xun’s film work,”...

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Paradoxical Intentions
Nov01

Paradoxical Intentions

Four London-based international artists present their recent work in a short exhibition titled Paradoxical Intentions 4 November-7 November 2014. The artists say the show is intended as a response to the mass culture in which they find themselves and which they have to confront both in terms of the value systems they adhere to and the aims they wish to achieve. The artists Xin Shen, Le Guo, Haili Sun, Jeremy Lee are as much a part of...

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