Chen Shaoxiong, born in 1962 in Shantou province, Guangdong, China, studied printmaking until 1984 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou. In 1990 he and Lin Yilin, Liang Juhuo, and Xu Tan founded the Big Tail Elephant Group. In 2003 the group's work was featured at the Venice Biennial. Chen Shaoxiong's work has been seen in many exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art, most recently Living in Time at the Hamburger Bahnhof, in Berlin, All under Heaven at the Ullens Foundation, MHKA, in Antwerp, and China Power Station I at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Chen Shaoxiong lives and works in Guangzhou and Beijing.
Projection purpose projections 2 & 3 - Festival MyParis Pour le Festival MyParis, Blossom invite purpose à présenter deux projections ("Paysages et corps urbains” et “Contempler et construire”) à la Galerie Chappe, accompagnées d'improvisations live du percussioniste Seijiro Murayama.
Under the umbrella of MyParis, Blossom invites purpose to present two projections ("Contemplate and create” and “Urban landscapes and body”) at the Chappe gallery, accompanied by a live improvisation by musician Seijiro Murayama.... Exposition Exhibition : « Temporary Boundary » is presented at the Galerie Paris-Beijing Temporary Boundary is a curatorial project presented in two parts, revealing a selection of contemporary Chinese photographs and artist's videos that have been censured in their own country. Galerie Paris-Beijing is very proud to host the curator of CIFA-China Independent Film Archive for the video part of the exhibition.
Among the photographic works, the selection of which was conceived by Romain Degoul, the gallery’s founder, we find works by the Gao Brothers: since the 1980s, the two brothers have been practicing politi- cal satire through their pieces, which has brought them under close surveillance. Two guards are regularly posted at the entrance of their studio.
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The photograph Now-ing, by Chi Peng was censured right in the middle of the SH Contem... Exposition Chen Shaoxiong Chen Shaoxiong was one of the founders of the contemporary art scene in Guangzhou. He initiated the Big Tail Elephant Group, with the purpose of dealing with political and social themes. In 2003, he and the group took part in the Venice Biennial. Since then his work has been seen in all of the large exhibitions of Chinese art in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere around the world.
Chen Shaoxiong realizes works about his theme—the rapid transformation of China's cities—in different media and techniques, using photography as his basis. In his series Collective Memory, photographs of the Great Hall of the People, the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Tiananmen Square, and of modern skyscrapers such as the Dawang Tower in Beijing are rastered, the pixels enlarged and then transferred to canvas or rice paper. The actual image is crea...