|Miami 2010 Art Asia Presents|
Imitate Art–Coca-Cola Plan (after Rauschenberg),1983
Mixed media 60.96 x 71.12 x 8.89cm
IMITATION POP AND CONTEMPORARY UKIYO-E POP IN 3-D
BY USHIO SHINOHARA
ART ASIA Fair Miami 2010 is pleased to present two projects by internationally acclaimed Japanese pop artist Ushio Shinohara. The first project is an installation that explores Shinohara’s early iconic pop works, beginning in the early 1960s with the invention of Shinohara’s self-coined genre “Imitation Pop.” The works shown at ART ASIA represent Shinohara’s artistic dialogue with artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, while representing the innovative and humorous nature of Imitation Pop.
In the second project Contemporary Ukiyo-e Pop in 3-D, Shinohara draws on Kabuke theatre and ukiyo-e paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries to form contemporary ukiyo-e creations made of cardboard, wood, paper, collage, magic markers, and paint. These works are lively and erotic, following in both the ukiyo-e and pop modes of expression.
Liu Xiaodong’s Hometown Memory Series VI, 2010
50 x 70cm
Liu XiAoDonG’S HOMETOWN MEMORY SERIES–LimiteD eDition ArtWork
ART ASIA Miami 2010 is pleased to present Liu Xiaodong’s (b. China, 1963) Hometown Memory Series, a limited-edition set of seven copperplate etchings, available exclusively through Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Each of these never-before-seen etchings features a black-and-white photograph from Liu Xiaodong’s personal collection as well as a sketch and short caption written by the artist. These simple sketches and line drawings reflect on Liu Xiaodong’s childhood in China’s most tumultuous years, while simultaneously creating a visual and written commentary on his views on painting and the content of art itself.
<NO!> 4, 2010
Oil on canvas
160 x 115cm
ECSTASY bY Lin Xin
A mixed-media installation, comprising electronic albums, video installations, and oil paintings depicts the life of a virtual human engaging in visual and spiritual experiments in the form of 3-D simulation, this work depicts the humanoid on three levels: as a representation of the virtual electronic experience, as simulated via virtual images, and as an expression of will and desire removed from everyday life. Lin Xin’s work, while stemming from thecomputer art genre that was so popular in the late 90s in China, is innovative in its ability to use media to create a virtual vision in an electronic world.
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 40cm
NEW CHINESE PAINTING: HOT & SPICY
During one of Ethan Cohen’s most recent visits to China, he was struck by the talent he encountered at the Sichuan Academy of Art in Chongqing. Constantly looking for fresh work and emerging artists, Cohen made studio visits and extensively met with the local artists. While all of them have gone through extensive and rigorous academic artistic training, each has developed an effective individual mode of expression. This special exhibition presents the work of tentalented oil painters from Cohen’s trip to Chongqing: Feng Bin, Liu Wei, Yu Hongbo, He Pei-li, Zhang Jiedong a.k.a. Adong, Li Jie, Wang Lei, Yang Hui, Zeng Lingxin, and Zhou Ying. All of the artists hail from Chongqing, and although each employs a distinct style and technique, they are all representative of the uniquefacets of Sichuanese culture so vibrant in this region of China.
183 x 183cm
STAGING IDENTITY: PERFORMANCE AND IRONY IN CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CONTEMPORARY ARABESQUE
In two thrilling exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand is showcasing artists such as Gohar Dashti, Asad Faulwell, and Ahmad Moualla in this year’s fair. The first exhibition, Staging Identity: Performance and Irony in Contemporary Iranian Photography focuses on Iranian artists who use photography’s performative and ironic aspects for identity creation, while reflecting on the historical legacy of culture, society, and politics in the Middle East. The second exhibition,The Contemporary Arabesque, includes works that use decorative, floral, and calligraphic forms that are reminiscent of Islamic textiles. The unique juxtaposition of modernity and tradition distinguish these exhibitions as a poignant regional dialogue.
Updating the Family Album –
Friday at my Grandmother’s House, 2004
Meeson Pae Yang
Mylar, ink, acrylic, cement, PVC pipes
458 x 1189 x 579cm
(Installation dimensions variable)
TRAVERSE BY MEESON PAE YANG
This large-scale installation explores the convergence of technology, desire, and personal mythology into a thickly layered stratum of images and objects. The artist’s work immerses viewers into a fantastic universe where micro and macro systems meet and the subconscious and imagination are free. Traverse encourages viewers to contemplate humanity’s relationship to nature in an age of rapid technological advances.
Wood, tarpaulin, iron
8 x 8 x 8ft.
DOMUS VULGUS BY APNAVI THACKER
Artist Apnavi Thacker, as part of The Guild Art Gallery Co-Lab presents Domus Vulgus at ART ASIA Fair Miami 2010. Domus Vulgus, inspired by Bombay’s congested slums, intends to create an exchange between the slum shack and its viewers while eliminating the preconceived notions of how slum dwellers live. During this performance piece, Apnavi Thacker will live in a shack, placed within the grounds of ART ASIA Miami, within strict and simple means, attempting to re-create an experience similar to actual slum dwelling. This piece is a testimony to the transient nature and uncertain future of the slum community.