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Creative M50 2014

Jan 12, 2015 ~ Mar 11

复件 展览海报

Approaching Zero

Ruyun Gao

Nov 29, 2014 ~ Jan 7, 2015

M Art Center is thrilled to introduce that Approaching Zero, the first solo exhibition of the young artist GAO Ruyun will be presented from November 29, 2014 to December 31, 2014. The show is composed by three parts of artworks including oil on canvas, space installation and window display. Over the last three years, GAO Ruyun has been thinking over the various movements of lines in the space. Approaching Zero describes a basic concept in mathematics, a kind of motion which is approaching to zero infinitely. A motion so slow as to stillness, a tension permeating the space. In this show, GAO uses his simple techniques to express the nature of mechanical movements, attempting to explore their possibilities in time and space. GAO Ruyun, born in Shanghai in 1988, is studying Public Art in East China Normal University. Now he lives and works in Shanghai.

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The Seven Days

Heng Li Xi Pan Heng Li Xixi Peiyun Zhang Kerui Zhang Linjun Yu Jingfang Hao & Lingjie Wang Shuo Feng Lu Ma Xiaorong Pan Ruyun Gao

Sep 13, 2014 ~ Oct 31

Someone asked me once, as we were standing here in this space: "Do you have a dream?" "Yes!" I replied. "What is your dream?" "You are standing in my dream." Looking back on the seven years since the beginning of M Art Centre, I am very grateful. Now we begin another seven years; we will move forward, do what we enjoy, and dream together.... This September, M art center is embracing its 7th anniversary. Looking back, the 7 years as if it were 7 days. On September 13th 2014, The Seven Days will be presented in M Art Center. Employing its narrative line from the Genesis, the gallery becomes a micro-world. Works starts from light of day one to rainbow of day seven from the 12 artists. The gallery is enlightened to trace back to the original creation and to represent it in the context of contemporary art. The 7th day marks not the end but a new journey we will embark on with every one of you.

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Lee Jaehyo

Lee Jaehyo

May 10, 2014 ~ Jun 10

Nail in Wood and Wood in Nail Until recently, my work has been about combining wood with nails or steel bars, integrating them into geometrical shapes such as a sphere, a hemisphere or a cylinder. Whenever I do this, one of my troubles is keep nails and bolts out of sight. On the contrary, I now put an emphasis only on nails. I drive countless nails into wood, bend them, grind them, and then burn the wood, making nails protrude and at the same time blackening its growth ring and natural color. Then glittering metallic nails on the black charcoal become ever more conspicuous. Through this process, I draw a picture on wood using nails. It may be those that make a hard living who make this world a beautiful place. I certainly do not have the power to make it beautiful. I just hope to make those things that are seen beautiful. It may be a rusty bent nail. If you take a close look at it, however, you'll find how beautiful it is.

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Song

Xieda Wang Yun Sun Jingshi Jin Xin Guo Wenfang Fan Yue Dongfang Yuanming Cao Lili Chin Stephen Gleadow Peiyun Zhang Lu Ma Ruyun Gao

Mar 22, 2014 ~ Apr 21

On 22 March, M Art Center and Mustard Seed Space are pleased to embrace a dual opening, by which SONG, a group exhibition of twelve contemporary artists, and All the Way to Sunset, a solo of emerging artist Zhang Peiyun will be presented. Both of the exhibitions will be on view from 22 March to 21 April 2014. In ancient Chinese culture, songs are for the heaven and the earth, for the nature and for friendship. In the western civilizations, the Song culture merges from various locations, but leads finally to the same place.  The respect to the nature, the meditation of life, the pursuit of unknown, the longing for the ideal… … all these inner yelling are thrown to the vast universe by our artists, which echo in a different way. Look again, it seems that the song itself has become the response of the echo. Since antiquity, the resonance and interaction of the waves have formed, in which man and the universe has formed such a close connection. Song displays this beautiful relationship by summarizing artists from various fields, with different media, including oil on canvas, photo-multi media, sculpture, installation, jewelry design, video, etc. The rich forms of arts here are to present a subtle but harmonious world perspectives of the artists. “Nothing under the sun is truly new”. In this spring revive, two exhibitions are of one thought - how to measure the in-between of the real world...

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CREATIVE M50 2013

Jan 13, 2014 ~ Mar 12

复件 2013新锐作品展海报

Lumen

Xi Pan

Dec 14, 2013 ~ Jan 13, 2014

"In even the most perfect reproduction, one thing is lacking: the here and now of the work of art--its unique existence in a particular place. It is this unique existence, and nothing else, that bears the mark of the history to which the work has been subject." (Walter Benjamin) I stroll down South Mao Ming Road, pass the old Jing Jiang Hotel, and turn on Ju Lu Street as the buttonwood trees shade the ground with crushing patterns. I enter the maze of the Shi Ku Men and turn down the second alley on the left. Passing through the tattered black door, it closes behind me with a creaky thud. The daylight flows softly through the translucent roof of the patio. The worn, cracked floor tiles have maintained their delicate pattern despite their eighty years. A spider diligently weaves its web in the corner. The sounds of men and women chatting outside seep through the walls like waves of words and phrases from another world. I switch on the lamp, and light pours down. My silk canvas shimmers like the skin of a living being; my thoughts, mind, body, the smell of air, the faintest sound, the past forgotten or remembered, and the lingering future--all are captured in the lumen of light in the here and now. Slight and transparent, countless random factors float and fleet like dust, disconnected and seemingly negligible, yet intoxicating. As light needs time to transfer,...

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The Waves of Water

Xi Pan Dong Han Zhenyu Jiao Saibang He Lei Hong Guo Tang

Nov 16, 2013 ~ Dec 7

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Present Participle II

Yanfeng Zhao Yi Tang

Sep 6, 2013 ~ Oct 5

低清度海报

Present Participle I

Jun 18, 2013 ~ Jul 17

And the sun still as strong as before. Its impatient brushes were painting the world. Thomas Tranströmar, Secret on the Way   Present Participle I presents a collection of works by artists that have been collaborating with our gallery in recent years. It is an exhibition aiming at showing the other side of the creative process that every artist engages in his/her everyday life consistently and whole-heartedly. Here art making has become a habit of life and yet it always encounterschallenge and breakthrough. Without art and artists, our gallery walls will be empty and our hearts will be desolate. Every brushstroke left by the artist is processing towards the understanding of our world. They are the tangible remains of our memory, passion. love, sadness and longing. Because of this, we want to believe the world is still wonderful. This is a promise of our belief in the future and it is happening right now.

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