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The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair

Sep 10, 2008 ~ Sep 13

ShContemporary will be held in Shanghai Exhibition Center on Sep10th---13th, 2008. ShContemporary serves as the only mature, top and comprehensive international art fair that provides the public with information of Asian art market and plays the role as cultural bond for artworks of western artists. Over one hundred galleries from more than 20 countries will participate in the fair. Top galleries from Asia-Pacific region, America and Europe will also take part in this top international art fair in Asia-Pacific region. The cooperation between M Art Center and ShContemporary is aimed to promote art exchange, prosperity and development of artwork market, keep pace with time, continuously enhance innovation, strive to explore the market and commonly form the platform of communication and trade, thus serving as cultural bridge between the public and art, even between Shanghai and the rest of the world.

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Creatures Mythiques

Richard Texier

May 24, 2008 ~ Jun 30

In the wake of holding solo exhibition named “West-East ”in Shanghai Art Museum in 2005, Richard Texier enjoyed high popularity and concern of artistic enthusiasts in Shanghai and even China. In the past three years, he has been committed to creation and exploration of language of painting and sculpture with great concentration based on perseverance for art. As a result, his works were more mature that distinctive personality could be found in the expression of his works. During these 3 years, with the different exhibitions and art events in Shanghai cooperated with M Art Center, Richard Texier was better known and appreciated by Chinese professional art collectors. With the invitation of M Art Center, Richard Texier will soon present his latest artistic works created in France and share his recent artistic achievements with more Chinese audience.


Being Here – Works By The China Printmaking Workshop Alliance

Apr 19, 2008 ~ Apr 30


Transparent Image of China

Yuan Zhang

Dec 11, 2007 ~ Jan 10, 2008

As to me, it is the first photography exhibition. When Crazy English was finished, some good friends reminded me that, actually your pictures in the film are naturally good art photography. However, I was busy on my filmmaking at that time and couldn’t pay any attention to it. In 2001, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in USA has formally collected my three music videos shot for Cui Jian. In the past few years, some art galleries in Singapore, Holland and Germany have been unceasingly inviting Crazy English to their art show. Although my films are sometimes shown on some international exhibitions and gathered for some specific subjects, I am still exciting and full of expectation on this attempt as a pure photography presentation. I learnt as I was initially exposed to art that, the boundaries between deferent arts are ambiguous. I can see from these pieces that they are able to cross the boundaries. This exhibition is mainly composed of four parts:Let Me Be Wild in the Snow;The Square; Ms. Jin Xingand Crazy English.To prepare for this exhibition, the hardest work for me was to find those of my negative films. Lots of negative and positive films are stored in two small warehouses in my basement. I worked on in a sweat until I found the negative films of Jin Xing’s surgery and Be Wild! I hope, through such an exhibition, to fix the flowing pictures in movie into...



Create Artistic Conception

Lanjun Zhang

Nov 17, 2007 ~ Nov 30

The Chinese culture, in its course of thousands of years, has never been in lack of pioneers and initiators. As a vehicle for the expression of culture, painting has been playing a historically important role in promoting and developing the Chinese culture with its dual presence in literature and art. Throughout the ages, painters have taken nourishment from different types of art for the nurture of culture, splashing cultural waves one after another. Today, a young artist, taking his share in the cultural creation, shows the world, through his works, his own search, understanding, refinement and sublimation of the traditional Chinese culture, thus making contributions to the bloom and development of art with his wisdom and talent. The works of Zhang Lanjun are always beyond expectations: each of his series shows a striking change in artistic mood or technique. However, as is commonly felt, many of his works are invariably permeated with the flavor of traditional Chinese culture: some are fresh and chaste, some bold and vigorous, some gentle and graceful. The scenes Zhang Lanjun paints, such as trees, mountains and rivers, are in the west, taking on specific geographical features. Compared with the flatness of the east, he seems more inclined to the roughness of the west; he depicts the boundless landscapes together with well-composed border scenes. The more he paints, the more he paints in depth. Though his stay in the west is not long, he penetrates into...



Ink Dance

Qionger Jiang

Aug 9, 2007 ~ Sep 8

We would miss Jiang Qionger’s genius if we only saw her as an abstract painter, that is if we considered her as the heir of a pictorial tradition born from the Western mode of thinking which can only comprehend the world through dual oppositions: figurative/abstract, ancient/modern, yes/no. The daughter of a China which has thrown itself headlong into the adventure of development, she is indeed perfectly familiar with our modernity whose codes she became acquainted with during a two-year stay in France and whose icons she regularly mixes with today. We would then conclude, indulging in the short-sighted ideas of fashion rather than genuine analysis, that Jiang Qionger is an example of bi-culturalism, an artistic and conceptual bridge between East and West. I know full well that ours is a time of cross-cultural pollination. But I assert that Jiang Qionger is a primary identity, what defines her artistic practice, is her Chineseness. Writing this, I do not refer to her art as belonging to some incomprehensible exoticism, some unsurpassable otherness: I name the key which opens onto the mental universe that has created the fabric of China and, beyond the borders of this country, the fabric of all the sinicized world. A mental universe which, through its very difference, exalts the infinite variety of the mind. It would be easy, and therefore deceptive, to place Jiang Qionger’s painting in the tradition of some great predecessors, bi-cultural like herself: Zao Wou-Ki...