Li Fang – Capturing the Ephemeral

The paintings of Li Fang look familiar. Yet this familiarity is deeply infused with an intangible, uncanny mood. Moving away from her well-received depiction of the ephemeral presence of urban passers-by, Li Fang’s recent work concentrates on the more subtle psychological activities of individuals. Based on photos of her family and acquaintances, Li Fang captures…

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Chen Qiulin – Memory and Social Changes

In late June, Chen Qiulin (b. 1975) flew to New York to prepare for her second solo show in one of the most important galleries in New York, Max Protetch Gallery. On view for the first time was a series of new photographs and videos document rituals being carried out by two couples, and more importantly, is a series of new figurative papier-mache sculptures

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Andrei Molodkin – Blood For Oil

Selina Ting Oct 2009 In the Russian Pavilion, Andrei Molodkin (b. 1966) is showing alongside 6 compatriots, Pavel Pepperstein, Alexey Kallima, Irina Korina, Gosha Ostretsov, Anatoly Shuravlev and Sergei Shekhovtsov. Entitled “The Victory over the Future”, a name borrowed from a futurist opera “Victory over the Sun” in 1913 which was an omen of impending…

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Zilvinas Kempinas – Sculpture, Sensation Space and Time

In Venice, the young artist from Lithuania is conquering the senses of visitors by offering an ultimate sensual experience to them. The New York-based artist Zilvinas Kempinas (b. 1969) present his new installation Tube (2008) in the Lithuania Pavilion at the renaissance building Scuole Grande della Misericordia. Tube, made of videotape, looks more like a translucent tunnel of parallel lines, invites visitors to walk through it, to experience “a new sense of space and one’s body in a moment of time.”

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Mario Garcia Torres

Mario García Torres has double personality, but he never suffers from schizophrenia. On the other hand, he integrates well the dual self and finds its exorcism in art. His work bears a weighty historical allusion but executed in a playful manner not without wit and humour.

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