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The Space Between: Where Language Represents and Misrepresents: Shanghai Gallery Season Kick Off

Shanghai Flaneur, Sep 7, 2013, Anne Murray David Boyce and Adrian Wong, “ Affective Portraits: Gutierrez Family, 2011 The installation of our Affective Portraits, “ is reminiscent of shopping mall portrait studios where the faces are interchangeable,” says artist David Boyce. He is talking about the scenario he and artist Adrian Wong designed and orchestrated … Read more

Buddhist Time Series

Consisting of portraits of Galileo, Einstein and Buddhist master Mencuo, his “Buddhist Time” series takes a cross cultural approach to our understanding of time. Though it is often presented in mythic terms, Buddhist approaches to time encompass both the minute and the gargantuan. For instance there is the idea of the “ksana” which roughly corresponds … Read more

OV at Art Taipei

OV at Art Taipei November 9-12, 2012 OV Gallery is proud to participate in the Fresh Art section of Art Taipei. This year we will be bringing a selection of exciting emerging and more established artists including Li Xiaofei, Ed Pien, Su Chang, Wang Taocheng, Wang Yizhou and Wu Gaozhong. This collection of works echoes … Read more

Dr. Paul Gladston Reexamines the Nature of “avant-gardeness” in Contemporary Chinese Art

Sunday September 30, 2012, 5-6:30pm In his recent essay “‘Avant-Garde’ Art in Post-Socialist China: Relativity, Dislocation and Reversal,” Paul Gladston seeks to open up fresh perspectives on contemporary Chinese art by offering a close examination of the social, economic, cultural and political conditions of its making and showing within the PRC during the 1980s and … Read more

Art of Seeing: Decoding Chinese Contemporary Art

A workshop Aimed at Developing Analytical Skills and Building Insider Knowledge March 11, 2012 The dense language and insider nature of contemporary art can befuddle even the most intelligent of us, but that shouldn’t ruin our enjoyment of it. Canadian art educator Sheila Greenspan offers a chance to learn the basics of art appreciation in an … Read more

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Sunday, October 24, 2010 4-5pm Arthub Asia, a non-profit foundation devoted to contemporary art creation in China and rest of Asia, and OV Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to creating a dialogue on contemporary issues, team up to host the launch of Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia, a book commissioned by Para/Site … Read more

Art of Seeing: Decoding Chinese Contemporary Art

Shanghai Galleries offer an art workshop aimed at developing analytical skills and building insider knowledge October 17, 31, November 7 & 14 OV GALLERY PRESS RELEASE The dense language and insider nature of contemporary art can befuddle even the most intelligent of us, but that shouldn’t ruin our enjoyment of it. Canadian art educator Sheila … Read more

A Peek into the Archives Zhang Dali’s Second History

Monday, May 24, 2010
Doors open at 7pm, Artist talk at 7.30pm sharp
 Cutting-edge contemporary artist Zhang Dali, known for his “Dialogue” graffiti series, is now tackling issues of history – how it is constructed, doctored and consumed. In his “Second History” project he’s collected photographs from various archives in China and displayed them alongside the … Read more

80s Revisited

Dr. Paul Gladston Offers an Alternative View of Chinese Contemporary Art in the 1980s OV GALLERY PRESS RELEASE During the last five years Paul Gladston has conducted extensive research into four of the most important contemporary Chinese art groups of the 1980s: the Stars (Xingxing), the Northern Art Group (Beifang Yishu Qunti), the Pond Association … Read more

Art Talk: Huanfu Binghui

First Impressions How Institutional Exhibitions Shaped the Face of Chinese Contemporary Art 5pm, September, 8, 2009 OV Gallery In the early 80s and 90s, Chinese contemporary art was, for most Westerners, a faint glowing spec on the eastern horizon. But through visiting lectures, student exchange programs, commercial gallery exhibitions and museum exhibitions – an image … Read more

 
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