Art Openings Beijing November 2012, part 2

ShanghART Beijing presents ‘Zero’, the premiere of Zhu Jia latest photography and film work. The artist introduces a collage and overlap of images, which seem isolated in chronological order. Coming from the fragmentized remembrance of family history, the images emphasize the gap between memory and the construction of today’s reality and the self.

Video Bureau shows video works by Huang Xiaopeng and Jean-Philippe Toussaint, with an artist talk by Huang Xiaopeng for the opening day. His art is based on the possibilities of post-production video editing, emphasizing on image, sound and subtitles. Jean-Philippe Toussaint focuses on the adventure of travelling in China, where he feels can be wild, chaotic and experimental while shooting.

‘Rose – Cloud’ at ARTMIA Gallery, displays the latest series of Cai Zhisong. Roses communicate the artist interpretation about love, incorporating historical issues into the discussions of human affections. Clouds is a review on karma and the unpredictability of life. Five sets of clouds were displayed at 54th Venice Biennale, the other four are included in this exhibition, where the viewer can get deeper into the spiritual aspects of Cai’s work.

Art Openings Beijing November 2012, part 2, Caochangdi Art District. November 23, 2012. Video by Diana Coca.

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