Exhibitions

TEMPERAMENT OF DETAIL AT THE RED MANSION FOUNDATION

Featuring Artists: Hu Liu, Wang Luyan, Wang Wei, Wu Xiaojun
An Exhibition curated by Carol Lu & Liu Ding
3rd Dec 2007 - 31st Jan 2008 (except 22nd Dec - 2nd Jan)
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Open Monday to Friday by appointment only

The Red Mansion Foundation is pleased to present our second and current exhibition at 46 Portland Place which is curated by Carole Lu and Liu Ding and includes works by Hu Liu, Wang
Luyan, Wang Wei and Wu Xiajoun. The Foundation has invited Carol Lu and Liu Ding to give the British audience an opportunity to see a very different perspective of contemporary Chinese art via this group show that will feature the work of four artists. All the artists and their works indicate a new direction of development in the practice of contemporary art in China, which is that their artistic concepts and practice depart from and evolve around some of the most fundamental aspects of art-making.

The artists that will be participating in the show are Hu Liu, Wang Luyan, Wang Wei, and Wu Xiaojun. Hu Liu works through a painstakingly slow and meticulous process of drawing in charcoal to form works with a powerful visual impact. In Wang Luyan's work his attention to mechanical detail and the manipulation and alteration of mechanical detail changes the nature of an object radically. Having examined the exhibition space Wang Wei will create a site specific scaffolding structure which will intervene and interacts with the space. Wu Xiaojun’s work starts with a social and moral concept of conscience, which is then translated into a visual spectacle. These works are markedly distinguished from the usual genre of contemporary Chinese art, which either thrives on a certain ideological purpose or is set out to overthrow or reverse any existing art system mechanism.


CHINA POWER STATION: PART 1

8 October – 5 November 2006
Serpentine Gallery presents China Power Station: Part 1 at Battersea Power Station
Co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation
Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 7pm. Admission £5

A major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, architecture and sound.
Site and exhibition tours, tea room, shopping, events.

For five weeks this autumn, the Serpentine Gallery will take up residence in Battersea Power Station with a presentation of Chinese culture. This is the first chapter in an on-going series of exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art and architecture, organised by the Serpentine Gallery in collaboration with the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Mordern Art, Oslo.

China Power Station: Part 1 is a unique opportunity to visit the iconic Battersea Power Station before it is redeveloped. It will also be the first chance to see the work of an extraordinary and vibrant new generation of Chinese artists and architects installed at this remarkable site.


A WORLD WITHIN A WORLD

Photographs from the series Staring at the Sea and site specific installation by Weng Peijun a.k.a. Weng Fen

A World within a World is Chinese photographer Weng PeiJun's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. This exhibition features works from his outstanding 'Staring at the Sea' series and includes a site specific installation 'The Viewing Stand'. Held at The Red Mansion Foundation from 29th June - 28th July, this is a unique opportunity to see Weng's exciting installation work alongside several pieces of his renowned photography.

28 June - 29 July 2006
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.


SOME DAYS

Some days was Chinese photographer Wang Ningde's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. This exhibition at The Red Mansion Foundation will showcase more than 30 black and white photographic works from two of Wang Ningde's outstanding photo series Some Days (1999­Ongoing) and Dancing in the Outskirts of Town (1997­2000).

25 May - 25 June 2006
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.


THE RED MANSION ART PRIZE EXHIBITION 2006

15 - 25 May 2006
Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Millbank, London SW1P 4RJ

The Red Mansion Art Prize was established to promote artistic exchange between China and the UK.

The winners travel to China during the summer where they are given studio space and live and work alongside local artists. Flights, accommodation and pocket money are provided.

The panel of judges, Susan May (Head of Art Council Collection), John Wilson (BBC Journalist), Richard Wentworth (Artists), Edward Lucie-Smith (Writer and Critic) and Nicolette Kwok (Director of The Red Mansion Foundation) made a diverse and exciting selection. The show offers a preview of the next generation of up-and-coming artists.


SONG DONG AT SELFRIDGES

Teaming up with Selfridges, The Foundation is bringing Song Dong to London to create a city sculpture made entirely of sweets and biscuits which, upon completion, the artist will invite the viewers to taste his installation.

15 - 22 February 2006 - Installation on view
22 February 2006 - Eating of the installation
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

In addition we would like to invite you to a talk hosted by Asia House. Song Dong in conversation with Alessio Antoniolli.
Monday 20 Febuary 2006
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G

www.selfridges.com


GOOD GIRLS, BAD GIRLS

The exhibition will feature the works by Liu Jianhua, Feng Zhengjie, Li Ji,
Yang Qian, Wang Qingsong and Cang Xin.

7 December 2005 - 24 March 2006
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.


CHINA COUP

The exhibition will feature the works by Chen Shaoxiong, Fang Lijun, Liu Wei, Shi Jing, Shi Xinning, Xu Zhongmin, Zhou Xiaohu

31 January - 24 March 2006
The Hospital, 24 Endell Street, London, UK.
www.thehospital.co.uk


ROYAL ACADEMICIANS IN CHINA

An exhibition of works inspired by travels through China. The exhibition shows work by John Bellany, Paul Huxley, Allen Jones, David Mach, Ian McKeever, Brendan Neiland and Chris Orr.

14 April - 25 April 2005
China National Museum of Fine Arts
1 Wusi Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China


BEIJING STORIES

A selection of exciting new paintings from China. Featuring works by Yang Qian, Zhou Tiehai, Shi Xinning and Fu Hong.

5 July - 31 August 2005
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.