The art scene already has so many people and galleries that know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. Luo Fei is one of those artists who opens up a space of what Hou Hanru would call a ‘third way’ — something different from the capitalist-dominated or state-dominated models.
“Wu Wei” Zhang Yongzheng Paper-based Improvisational Painting Exhibition Exhibition Opening: 8pm, April 6th, 2012 Exhibition Duration: April 6th–May 26th, 2012 (Sunday Closed) Exhibition Address: TCG Nordica Gallery, Chuangku, Xibalu 101, Kunming Art Tasting: 14:30–16:00, May 12th, 2012 Art Tasting Address: Kuangyu Gallery, 5th floor, Caiwei Shuncheng, K, Shuncheng, Kunming Curator: Luo Fei Academic Host: He […]
Travel 1 000 li in one day Reflections on Zhang Yongzheng’s improvisation When I first saw Zhang Yongzheng’s improvisations, my immediate point of reference was music. More specifically to “A donkey passes the river”, composed by his longtime friend Zhang Quan and performed by the now defunct Wild Children. The brush strokes know where they […]
Lei Yan‘s art usually starts in her personal memories, moving on to the big ideas. After serving 30 years in the army, her personal experience is closely connected to the history of modern China. Don’t be fooled by Lei Yan’s humble, almost timid appearence. All the politeness and restraint she shows in her private life […]
Zhang Yongzheng(张永正) — the Big Bang of Mysterious rythm Sometimes Zhang Yongzheng’s art reminds me of the concept of “thin places”, an old Celtic-christian thinking that there are places where the veil between this world and the spiritual world is thin. This is of course a misinterpretation; his art is thoroughly rooted in Chinese traditon […]
He Libin (Interview with the artist in his studio. 30th May 2010. Present: He Libin, Luo Fei and Anders Gustafsson.) I once read a text by Jeff Crosby, where he emphasized that Kunming historically did play an often overlooked role in China’s road to modernity: from it’s time as a French outpost, to its role […]