• 2014-12-24

    Highlights: Guan Xiao By Pablo Lariosguan Source: Kaleidoscope Fall Issue 2014

    Highlights: Guan XiaoBy Pablo LariosguanSource: Kaleidoscope Fall Issue 2014 It’s an old truism that an image of thefuture is often also an image of the past. Walter Benjamin’s thesis that “thereis no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document ofbarbarism” was reinstantiated by Fredrick Jameson’s glowing reading of DavidMitchell’s book Cloud Atlas (2004) last year. In ...
  • 2014-12-21

    A Conversation with James Richards By Yang Yuan Yuan Source: Art World, December Issue, 2014

    Our Perceptionabout Darkness Has Been Turned into Something Unstrange by Him —AConversation with James Richards By Yang Yuan Yuan Source: Art World, December Issue, 2014Sorry, this page can be read in Chinese only.
  • 2014-12-07

    Magician Space artist Yao Qingmei solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo

    Qingmei Yao,Une goutte d’étoile, 2014Qingmei Yao Solo ExhibitionVernissage Nouvelles Expos at Palais de Tokyo2014.12.12 - 2015.1.11Qingmei Yao, Winner of the Prix Spécial du jury du 59ème Salon de Montrouge(born in 1982, lives and works in Paris and Limoges) presents several poetic and farcical films – some of which were produced specially for her exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo – as well ...
  • 2014-11-19

    Guan Xiao will participate in 2015 Triennial of New Museum

    2015 Triennial of New Museum ‘Surround Audience’Curated by Lauren Cornell & Ryan TrecartinDuration: 2015.2.25 - 5.24Vanue: New Museum, New YorkA signature initiative of the New Museum, the Triennial is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early-career artists from around the world. This third iteration of the Triennial is titled “Surround Audience” and will f...
  • 2014-11-16

    A Composition of Time By Luan Zhichao Source: Art World, November, 2014

    A Composition of Time By Luan Zhichao Source: Art World, November, 2014Sorry, this page can be read in Chinese only.
  • 2014-11-16

    500 WORDS: Wu Hao Solo Exhibition “20140302-20141005” By Zhong Ruohan Source: artforum.com.cn

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  • 2014-11-12

    Review: Li Jinghu By Yuan Fuca Source: ARTnews, November, 2014

    Review: Li JinghuBy Yuan FucaSource: ARTnews, November, 2014Personal and collective histories intermingled in Li Jinghu's solo exhibition"Time is Money"—a title that alluded to the billboard slogan "Time is Money, Efficiency is Life" seen in many of China's industrial towns during the 1980s. The show consisted of two commissioned installations, the first of which, Moonlight Piece (2014), was a ...
  • 2014-11-09

    Exhibition Review: Li Jinghu By Ming Lin Source: Art in America

    Exhibition Review: Li JinghuBy Ming LinSource: Art in America, Nov, 2014A spotlight was briefly cast earlier this year on the southern city of Dongguan, China’s so-called Sin City, when the Chinese government instigated a major crackdown to clean up vice in the area. Aside from its red-light district, however, Dongguan is primarily known for being a manufacturing hub, one of China’s triad of c...
  • 2014-11-05

    Exhibition review: Li Jinghu Solo Exhibition, By Zhang Xiyuan, Source:  LEAP, Nov, 2014

    Exhibition review: Li Jinghu Solo ExhibitionBy Zhang XiyuanSource: LEAP, Nov, 2014Li Jinghu’s solo shows have been a long time coming.These two small-scale exhibitions provide the opportunity to understand the artist’s practice while also reviving discussion around many real issues in Chinese art: migration, survival strategies, and anxiety over ordinariness among them. The pair of successive e...
  • 2014-10-24

    Guan Xiao has been selected for this year's FutureGreats feature of ArtReview Asia magazine

    Magician Space artist Guan Xiao has been selected by curator Karen Archey for this year's FutureGreats feature of ArtReview Asia magazine's autumn/winter issue.I may get murdered by a self-righteous museologist for saying this, but what else mimics the uncanny anachronism of rifling through the many centuries’ and civilisations’ worth of artefacts in a museum than noodling around online? Where,...
  • 2014-05-21

    Li Ran will participate in La Biennale de Montréal 2014

    For more information: http://bnlmtl2014.org/en/
  • 2014-10-19

    Wu Hao will take part in group show ‘Inside China: L’Interieur du Geant’

    Inside China: L’Interieur du GeantCurated by Jo-ey Tang and Wang ChunchenDuration: 2014.10.20 –2015.1.11Venue: Palais de Tokyo, FranceArtists: Aude Pariset, Cheng Ran, Li Gang, Nadar, Renaud Jerez, Wu Hao, Yu Ji, Zhao YaoThis exhibition inaugurates a three-year collaboration between the K11 Art Foundation and Palais de Tokyo, dedicated to the discovery of emerging art scenes in China and Franc...
  • 2014-09-18

    Magician Space will take part in West Bund Art and Design 2014

    West Bund Art and Design 2014 | Magician SpaceArtists: Chen ZhouLi RanLi JinghuSong TaTang YongxiangWang ZhongjieYu HongleiYu BogongZhuang Hui & Dan'erBooth C3 Opening: September 25. 13:00 - 17:00Fair Day: September 26-29, 13:00-17:00 Special Exhibition Day: October 1-26, 10:00-17:00Venue: West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, ShanghaiMore info: http://www.westbund.com/
  • 2014-09-12

    Guan Xiao Solo Exhibition“Something Happened Like Never Happened”

    Guan Xiao Solo Exhibition "Something Happened Like Never Happened"Venue: Kraupa-TuskanyZeidler Gallery, BerlinOpening: 2014.9.17 The internet is like a massive material bank. You can find almost everything you interested online. Everything relays in front of you, just need one second. Things are always encountering each other, and encountering with you. Everyday you are nonstop seeing, everyday t...
  • 2014-09-12

    Extending Outward from the Screen, By Chen Xi, Source: LEAP, Sep/Oct, 2014

    EXTENDING OUTWARD FROM THE SCREENBy Chen Xi Translation by Vanessa NolanSource: LEAP magazine, Issue Aug. 2014 JAMES RICHARDS’ VIDEO art does not begin with a definite plan. When he begins a new film, he first chooses a central script, then adds extra scenes. These scripts might come from filmsmade by the artist himself or from his own existing completed works, but the majority are taken from You...
  • 2014-09-10

    The Post Happy Artist, By Ming Lin, Source: ArtAsiaPacific, Sep/Oct, 2014

    The Post Happy ArtistBy Ming LinSource: ArtAsiaPacific, Sep/Oct, 2014
  • 2014-09-04

    The Divers Relationship in Art Space By Asami Tada, Source: artscape

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  • 2014-08-31

    Yu Bogong participates in Germany exhibition "Moved Wind"

    Fascination wind? Global, not clear, audible in each movement, from quiet to yelling loud, from meteorological to mythological. Artists with different cultural backgrounds express the varied aspects of the phenomenon “wind” in windobjects, installations, performances and videos. Valleys, heights, city landscapes form the background, constitute points of references and sometimes a counterpoint f...
  • 2014-08-28

    Li Jinghu Participates in Group Show "You Can Only Think about Something if You Think of Something Else"

    Date:2014.8.23-2014.10.26Venue:Times Museum Main Exhibition Hall, 19Fl.Organisers:Guangdong Times MuseumCurator:Nikita Yingqian CaiWith works, performances, architectural interventions by Barbara Davi, Gong Jian, Hu Yun, Li Jinghu, Li Liao, Vladimir Nikolić, Ariel Schlesinger, Ahmet Öğüt, O-Office Architects, Yu Ji, Zhang Xinjun, Zhao Liang, Zhou Zixi; and enacted readings of work by Tehchi...
  • 2014-08-08

    Drifting Emotions: Interview with James Richards, By Tom Baxter, Source: ArtAsiaPacific, August, 2014

    JAMES RICHARDS, Misty Suite, 2009, from the series “Misty Boundaries Fades and Dissolves,” still from SD video: 6 min 48 sec. DRIFTING EMOTIONS: INTERVIEW WITH JAMES RICHARDSBy Tom BaxterSource: ArtAsiaPacific The young British artist James Richards, known for his atmospheric collages of grainy analogue video, recently made headlines as one of the four shortlisted nominees for the prestigious T...
  • 2014-08-07

    Dongguan Delta Blues By Simon Zhou Source: TimeOut Beijing

    Dongguan Delta BluesBy Simon Zhou Source: TimeOut BeijingLike the impertinent office clerk who uses their work computer to write love letters on company time, Li Jinghu takes the everyday objects of mass production and uses them for some purpose other than what, strictly speaking, they are supposed to be for.The French cultural theorist Michel de Certeau described such behaviour as ‘tactical’, i...
  • 2014-08-07

    Li Ran and James Richards will participate in Biennale of Moving Images 2014

    Magician Space collaborating artists Li Ran and James Richards will participate in Biennale of Moving Images 2014.Under the artistic direction of Andrea Bellini (Director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Curator and co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London) and Yann Chateigné (Head of the Department of Visual Arts at the HEAD – Geneva), the BIM 2014 will presen...
  • 2014-07-16

    Li Ran is the winner of the Best Artist award at the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

    The jury of the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art decided that the best artist of the main Biennale project is Li Ran (China), author of two videos Another Contemporary Artist and From Truck Driver to Political Commissar of Mounted Troops. The prize, which reminds of the Biennale logo, was awarded by members of the jury – Joseph Backstein and Sergio Edelstein.For more info: http://...
  • 2014-07-16

    Efficiency is Life, By Bi Xin, Source: Art Bank, July-August, 2014

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  • 2014-07-17

    About Tang Yongxiang By Zhang Hui Source:Art Time, Issue 7, 2014

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  • 2014-07-16

    He An:It’s Forever Not By Iona Whittaker Source: ArtReview Summer Issue 2014

    By Iona WhittakerThis is the fifth in a series of what can be called “architectural” installations by He An since 2010. As direct interventions in a given exhibition space, to date these have involved altered gradients, heights, widths or entry points and infill. The first two works of this kind were painted pure white and kept smooth to appear seamless with the white cube interiors they occupie...
  • 2014-07-17

    Magician Space artist Yu Bogong's Vodka Project listed in Artforum Critics' Picks

    Hua Weihua and Yu Bogong at ACTION SPACEHei Qiao Art District, Chaoyang DistrictMay 17–June 30By Jo-ey Tang Yu Bogong, Yu Bogong Vodka, 2014, mixed media. Installation view.The duo solo exhibitions of Hua Weihua and Yu Bogongbegin and end in staggered temporalities that befit the rapid development of Beijing, acting as an antidote to and a rift on overproduction. Using mostly found materials from...
  • 2014-06-28

    I Want to Hear the Breath of Each Image, By Hao Ke, Source: Oriental Art Master, June, 2014

    “In these works, sound and image are both matched in an order and also staggered. This alters the status of the ‘still, which is something we are used to, into a well-ordered but also heteregenous connections within a void - what pervades is something that is not overly polished with a subtle poetic sensibility. Here, the artist does not cling to the logic of a narrative like a screen play. Howe...
  • 2014-06-28

    Chen Zhou, Li Ran takes part in the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

    Artistic Director of the Biennale: David ElliottBiennale Theme: «А Time for Dreams»Event Dates: 26 June 2014 — 10 August 2014Main Project Venue: The Museum of MoscowVenues for Strategic Projects: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) Curator of the Educational Program: Antonio Geusa One of the main tasks of the Biennale is to discover new young artis...
  • 2014-05-24

    Magician Space artist Guan Xiao will participate in group show"Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics"

    Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity PoliticsM HKA, 13 June – 12 October 2014 We are delighted to announce Guan Xiao's participation in the group show Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics curated by Curated by Anders Kreuger and Nav Haq, at M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp.The exhibition is an international survey exploring a generation of artists interro...
  • 2014-05-24

    Interview with Qu Kejie By Luka Yang, Source: Art World, Issue 285, May., 2014

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  • 2014-05-20

    Movement Thinker:Yu Bogong's Vodka Plan By Bi Xin Source: Art Bank, Issue 4, 2014

    Sorry, this page can be read in Chinese Only.Source: http://www.wallpost.cn/article-4677-1.html
  • 2014-03-02

    Magician Space artist Yu Bogong's Vodka Project is launched in Action Space

    “ Yu Bogong Vodka Project" is initiated the artist Yu Bogong , Action space promoter Qian Long and assistant Xiao Li, artist Megumi Shimizu,they corporate and practice the project from 17th May to 30th June. They transform Action Space into a temporary bar, which will be created from discarded materials collected from the outskirts of Heiqiao District. Among the brewing of vodka, a diverse public...
  • 2014-05-10

    James Richards has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2014

    Duncan Campbell, James Richards, Ciara Phillips and Tris Vonna-Michell are on the shortlist for the prestigious and provocative contemporary art prize.James Richards pieces together apparently unrelated clips from a wide variety of sources - including YouTube, VHS tapes from charity shops, other artists' films and footage he has shot himself.In one video, the Cardiff-born artist spliced together a...
  • 2014-05-02

    Kadist Presents Artist Li Ran Solo Show "One Man One Night"

    Wednesday, April 30, 6pm For one night only, Kadist presents three video artworks by Beijing-based artist, Li Ran. Through performance, installation, and video, Li's practice mines the legacy and conflicts of modernism and its particular effects on Chinese culture. The exhibition One Man, One Night, recalls a stand-up comedy show: Li plays a starring role in order to portray, perform, satirize, an...
  • 2014-05-28

    Imminent Danger: He An, By Liang Shuhan, Source: Randian

    By Liang Shuhan, Translated by: Daniel Szehin Ho I remember one summer day three years ago, He An was slouching lazily on a café sofa, holding a glass of Jamaican rum in his hand and chatting about the problem of public and private space. He sighed, “It’s a compromise in the end.” Along with that exhibition “A Mole on Each Breast and Another on the Shoulder”(July–August 2011) and the one e...
  • 2014-03-21

    "Film" Section will launch at Art Basel Hong Kong

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  • 2014-03-18

    Magician Space artist Yu Honglei has been selected for this year's FutureGreats feature of ArtReview magazine

    Magician Space artist Yu Honglei has been selected by ArtReview Asia's editorial director Aimee Lin for this year's FutureGreats feature of ArtReview magazine's March issue. Artists such as Ed Atkins and Helen Marten who have previousy been selected by FutureGreats are now well-known names in the international circuit. This year's feature includes 30 international artists who have been earmarked b...
  • 2014-02-26

    “The 8 of Paths” exhibition presents art from Beijing in Berlin

    “The 8 of Paths: Art in Beijing” exhibition is opening on April 29, 2014 in Berlin’s Uferhallen venue. The show and accompanying program – including a symposium with well-known experts in the field, guided tours and a film series – showcase works by young artists living and working in Beijing and, at the same time, highlight the diverse artistic practices in that city today.The exhibition ...
  • 2014-02-25

    Magician Space will take part in Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

    Magician Space will take part in Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 Galleries sector Stand number: 1d33Duration: 15 May 2014 - 18 MayFor more infomation please chick here: https://www.artbasel.com/en/Hong-KongArt Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in support...
  • 2014-02-25

    Magician Space collaborating artists will participate in the 2nd CAFAM Biennale

    The 2nd CAFAM Biennale titled The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture will open on 28 February 2014 at CAFA Art Museum. Magician Space collaborating artists He An, Li Ran, Wang Wei will participate in different units.Exhibitions presented in The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture:No Puppet is Dumber than its Puppeteer Bani Abidi, Luke Ching, Tyler Coburn, Mark Dion, Yva Jung, Ximena Garrido-Lecc...
  • 2014-02-16

    ACAF to Open Sydney Art Terminal with Exhibition of 10 Chinese Artists

    China Art Foundation (ACAF) has announced that it will open its new ACAF Art Terminal T1 Creative Space, situated in the North Sydney suburb of St. Leonards, with an exhibition showcasing a group of China’s leading young media artists, all born between 1980 and 1987.Entitled “Degeneration,” the exhibition is curated by the artistic director of the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Mariagr...
  • 2014-02-20

    Tang Yongxiang: Process of Elimination, Written by Iona Whittaker, Source: Randian

    “…However you may paint it (an object), it will never quite be enough.” The most compelling aspect of Tang Yongxiang’s work is the conscious inadequacy which infects it. The paintings pleasantly crowded into Magician Space—though they are not quite equal in effect—seem to hum around this central want, making something distinctive from it. Interviewed by this writer in June 2012 (to coincide...