Eli Klein Gallery

Eli Klein Gallery Eli Klein Gallery has an international reputation as one of the foremost galleries specializing in contemporary Chinese art. Klein Sun Gallery was founded by Eli Klein in 2007 on West Broadway in SoHo, New York.
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The gallery has an international reputation as one of the foremost galleries specializing in Chinese contemporary art. Its mission is to cultivate a unique selection of important artists and present their visions to a global audience. Through museum exhibitions, gallery shows, and the publication of catalogues as well as academic essays, Klein Sun Gallery strives to stimulate inter-cultural dialog

The gallery has an international reputation as one of the foremost galleries specializing in Chinese contemporary art. Its mission is to cultivate a unique selection of important artists and present their visions to a global audience. Through museum exhibitions, gallery shows, and the publication of catalogues as well as academic essays, Klein Sun Gallery strives to stimulate inter-cultural dialog

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These are the final weeks to see Hong Kong-based Chow Chun Fai paintings at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery._T...
07/29/2021
5 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

These are the final weeks to see Hong Kong-based Chow Chun Fai paintings at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery.
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The exhibition is recommended by Aruna D’Souza in today’s The New York Times as one of the 5 art gallery shows to see right now.
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"44 oil paintings from Chow Chun Fai’s series “Portraits From Behind” chronicle the 2019-2020 pro-democracy uprisings in Hong Kong. Based on found snapshots, their expressive brushwork and intimate scale throw us into the fray."
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#art #chineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #painting #hongkong #hongkongart #newyorktimes #nytimes #elikleingallery
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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/arts/design/5-art-gallery-shows-to-see-right-now.html

Julie Mehretu’s prints; Lee Lozano’s drawings; paintings by the Florida Highwaymen; sculptures by Hugh Hayden; and a survey of protest art.

These are the final weeks to see Hong Kong-based Chow Chun Fai paintings at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery._T...
07/29/2021
5 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

These are the final weeks to see Hong Kong-based Chow Chun Fai paintings at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery.
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The exhibition is recommended by Aruna D’Souza in today’s The New York Times as one of the 5 art gallery shows to see right now.
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"44 oil paintings from Chow Chun Fai’s series “Portraits From Behind” chronicle the 2019-2020 pro-democracy uprisings in Hong Kong. Based on found snapshots, their expressive brushwork and intimate scale throw us into the fray."
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#art #chineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #painting #hongkong #hongkongart #newyorktimes #nytimes #elikleingallery
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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/arts/design/5-art-gallery-shows-to-see-right-now.html

Julie Mehretu’s prints; Lee Lozano’s drawings; paintings by the Florida Highwaymen; sculptures by Hugh Hayden; and a survey of protest art.

#caidongdong works are included in the exhibition “Focus China” at Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar, Germany Mönchehaus Museu...
07/29/2021

#caidongdong works are included in the exhibition “Focus China” at Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar, Germany Mönchehaus Museum Goslar. The show will be on view through September 26.
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This exhibition brings together 70 works from the Wemhöner collection by 34 artists from China and Europe in response to the multifaceted artistic engagement in history, traditions and the present, while creating a lively exchange between the east and the west.
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Image courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Cai Dongdong
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#mönchehausmuseumgoslar #wemhönercollection #germanart #chineseart #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photography #chinesephotographer #chinesecontemporaryphotography #silvergelatinprint #elikleingallery Cai Dongdong

#caidongdong works are included in the exhibition “Focus China” at Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar, Germany Mönchehaus Museum Goslar. The show will be on view through September 26.
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This exhibition brings together 70 works from the Wemhöner collection by 34 artists from China and Europe in response to the multifaceted artistic engagement in history, traditions and the present, while creating a lively exchange between the east and the west.
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Image courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Cai Dongdong
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#mönchehausmuseumgoslar #wemhönercollection #germanart #chineseart #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photography #chinesephotographer #chinesecontemporaryphotography #silvergelatinprint #elikleingallery Cai Dongdong

Eli Klein Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Ho Kan (b. 1932)_Ho Kan was a founding member of the pivotal ...
07/22/2021

Eli Klein Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Ho Kan (b. 1932)
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Ho Kan was a founding member of the pivotal “Tong Fang Art Group,” where he was instrumental to the development of modern art in Taiwan. Ho was born in Nanjing, China in 1932, and graduated from Taipei Teacher’s School Department of Art in 1953. He then studied extensively in Milan, during which time he established his unique approach towards geometric abstraction where Eastern calligraphy and seal carving is poetically integrated. He started from the most simple but universal elements of □, △, and ○ to create his own lexicon in the arrangement of image and shape -- embedding eastern philosophy in the western framework of abstraction, resulting in a forward-looking and universal aesthetic. Ho Kan remains a central figure in Taiwan's history of abstraction.
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Additionally, Eli Klein notes that in many ways Ho Kan reminds him of Carmen Herrera, whose paintings he exhibited in his gallery’s 2007 inaugural exhibition: "their career trajectory and painting style very much align."
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The gallery will present the first ever solo exhibition of Ho Kan in New York this fall.
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Image 1: Ho Kan, Abstraction 2015-059, 2015. Oil on canvas. 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (100 x 100 cm).
Image 2: Ho Kan, Origin 22, 2006. Oil on canvas. 76 x 43 3/4 inches (193 x 111 cm).
Courtesy of the artist, Chini Gallery, and Eli Klein Gallery © Ho Kan.
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#hokan #elikleingallery

Photos from Wallach Art Gallery's post
07/08/2021

Photos from Wallach Art Gallery's post

#LiHongbo manifests the constant battle between the sculptor’s subjectivity (to sculpt) and objectivity (to be sculpted)...
06/25/2021

#LiHongbo manifests the constant battle between the sculptor’s subjectivity (to sculpt) and objectivity (to be sculpted) in his "Standard Space" series. The series consists of 5 sculptures depicting human figures each hunkered down by the hundreds of thousands of rebar parts that press against his/her body from all angles.
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Check out installation views from "Li Hongbo: Empathizing" in our story highlights.
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Images: Li Hongbo, "Standard Space" Series (installation view), 2021. Cast iron, rebar.
Li Hongbo, "Standard Space - Cube" (installation view), 2021. Cast iron, rebar. 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (65 x 65 x 65 cm).
Li Hongbo, "Standard Space - Cube" (detail), 2021. Cast iron, rebar. 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (65 x 65 x 65 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#rebar #iron #castiron #metal #sculpture #metalsculpture #chineseart #contemporarychineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarysculpture #standardspace #李洪波 #elikleingallery

#LiHongbo's "Stage" series consists of 4 stand-alone sculptures, each approximately 10 feet in height, with a ballerina ...
06/22/2021

#LiHongbo's "Stage" series consists of 4 stand-alone sculptures, each approximately 10 feet in height, with a ballerina placed at the pinnacle. According to Li, the objects here treat the conditions of social visibility and self-awareness in the present moment. Dancers are arrayed atop impossibly lengthened platforms - a position from which they may be always seen but little understood.
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"Li Hongbo: Empathizing" is on view through August 28th, 2021 at Eli Klein Gallery.
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Images: Li Hongbo, "Stage No.4" (detail), 2016-2020. Stainless steel. 130 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches (330 x 36 x 36 cm).
Li Hongbo, "Stage No.2," 2016-2020. Stainless steel. 130 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches (330 x 36 x 36 cm).
Li Hongbo, "Stage No.4" (Installation view), 2016-2020. Stainless steel. 130 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches (330 x 36 x 36 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#metalsculpture #stainlesssteel #chineseart #contemporarychineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryart #sculpture #sculpturenewyork #dancer #stage #李洪波 #elikleingallery

#ChowChunFai's works are included in the group show "The Protest and The Recuperation'' at the Wallach Art Gallery, Colu...
06/02/2021

#ChowChunFai's works are included in the group show "The Protest and The Recuperation'' at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University. Opening June 12, the exhibition will be on view through August 14.
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The exhibition includes 10 contemporary artists from around the globe from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Santiago, Chile, showing as a survey of artistic perspectives and responses on the global phenomenon of mass protest, as well as recuperative strategies of resistance.
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Image: Chow Chun Fai, City Hall, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 28 x 40 1/8 inches (71 x 102 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Chow Chun Fai.
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#columbiauniversity #thewallachartgallery #art #artist #chineseartist #contemporaryart #chineseart #chinese #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #painting #oiloncanvas #hongkongart #hongkongartist #hkartist #周俊輝 #elikleingallery

#ChowChunFai's works are included in the group show "The Protest and The Recuperation'' at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University. Opening June 12, the exhibition will be on view through August 14.
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The exhibition includes 10 contemporary artists from around the globe from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Santiago, Chile, showing as a survey of artistic perspectives and responses on the global phenomenon of mass protest, as well as recuperative strategies of resistance.
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Image: Chow Chun Fai, City Hall, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 28 x 40 1/8 inches (71 x 102 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Chow Chun Fai.
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#columbiauniversity #thewallachartgallery #art #artist #chineseartist #contemporaryart #chineseart #chinese #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #painting #oiloncanvas #hongkongart #hongkongartist #hkartist #周俊輝 #elikleingallery

Eli Klein Gallery is honored to be presenting “Li Hongbo: Empathizing” - the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gal...
05/08/2021

Eli Klein Gallery is honored to be presenting “Li Hongbo: Empathizing” - the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, showing 10 new sculptures utilizing the mediums of stainless steel, cast iron, and rebar. The exhibition opens on Saturday May 22 and will run through August 28, 2021.
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Li Hongbo has received universal acclaim for his “Tools of Study” and “Absorption” series, both of which were paper-based maneuverable sculptures. Li’s mastery in metal was first critically acknowledged when he won the Sovereign Art Prize in 2017. As an important continuity and progression of his exploration in metal, the exhibition brings a selection of sculptures within this extended oeuvre, showing Li’s sensitivity towards materials other than the use of paper. It invites the viewers to empathize with the contemporary living experiences which are illustrated by the sculpted figures. Such exploration of mediums has become a Li Hongbo speciality reflected in his works from the past two decades.
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“Seasons of Flower - Rose,” the largest and perhaps the most romantic sculpture in this exhibition, demonstrates how we balance the need to exhibit and the self-discipline not to. Unlike the figures detained in a world of metal rebars in “Standard Space” sculptures, here the relaxed figure emerges to show only signs of positivity. However, Li Hongbo utilizes flowers as a metaphor that symbolizes our desire for attention which is, unfortunately, being constantly encouraged and rewarded. While we are so accustomed to the new tradition of showing off on all platforms, one must learn to deal with what is not displayed publicly.
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Image: Li Hongbo, "Seasons of Flower - Rose," 2021. Stainless steel. 81 x 76 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (206 x 195 x 60 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#art #chineseart #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #sculpture #sculptor #metal #metalsculpture #stainlesssteel #stainlesssteelsculpture #flower #rose #lihongbo #elikleingallery Li Hongbo

On view at the Sydney Opera House, Li Hongbo's Bust of Gendamisstor, reminiscing Camille Claudel's inner world, now give...
05/01/2021

On view at the Sydney Opera House, Li Hongbo's Bust of Gendamisstor, reminiscing Camille Claudel's inner world, now gives new life to the play "Claudel," aftering having brought classic Roman Busts to life throughout his career.
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"The inclusion of a sculptural work created by Li Hongbo allows for a magical expression of Claudel's anger when she discovers Rodin's betrayal and sabotage." - Broadway World
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Li Hongbo, "Bust of Gendamisstor," 2014. Paper. 20 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (52 x 35 x 40 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#chineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #sculpture #sculptor #paper #papersculpture #broadwayworld #sydney #sydneyoperahouse #rodin #camilleclaudel #claudel #elikleingallery Sydney Opera House BroadwayWorld
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https://www.broadwayworld.com/sydney/article/BWW-REVIEW-CLAUDEL-Tells-The-Story-Of-French-Sculptor-Camille-Claudel-Through-A-Beautiful-Blend-Of-Dance-And-Drama-20210501

On view at the Sydney Opera House, Li Hongbo's Bust of Gendamisstor, reminiscing Camille Claudel's inner world, now gives new life to the play "Claudel," aftering having brought classic Roman Busts to life throughout his career.
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"The inclusion of a sculptural work created by Li Hongbo allows for a magical expression of Claudel's anger when she discovers Rodin's betrayal and sabotage." - Broadway World
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Li Hongbo, "Bust of Gendamisstor," 2014. Paper. 20 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (52 x 35 x 40 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#chineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #sculpture #sculptor #paper #papersculpture #broadwayworld #sydney #sydneyoperahouse #rodin #camilleclaudel #claudel #elikleingallery Sydney Opera House BroadwayWorld
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https://www.broadwayworld.com/sydney/article/BWW-REVIEW-CLAUDEL-Tells-The-Story-Of-French-Sculptor-Camille-Claudel-Through-A-Beautiful-Blend-Of-Dance-And-Drama-20210501

Today we mourn the loss of an icon in fashion design - Alber Elbaz, with whom we had the pleasure of collaborating with....
04/25/2021

Today we mourn the loss of an icon in fashion design - Alber Elbaz, with whom we had the pleasure of collaborating with.
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Image: #LiuBolin, "Alber Elbaz for Lanvin," 2011. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin.
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#RIP #alberelbaz

Today we mourn the loss of an icon in fashion design - Alber Elbaz, with whom we had the pleasure of collaborating with.
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Image: #LiuBolin, "Alber Elbaz for Lanvin," 2011. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin.
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#RIP #alberelbaz

Today we mourn the loss of an icon in fashion design - Alber Elbaz._“Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in ...
04/25/2021

Today we mourn the loss of an icon in fashion design - Alber Elbaz.
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“Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.” - Alber Elbaz
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Image: #LiuBolin, "Alber Elbaz for Lanvin," 2011. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin.
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#RIP #alberelbaz #elikleingallery

Today we mourn the loss of an icon in fashion design - Alber Elbaz.
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“Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.” - Alber Elbaz
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Image: #LiuBolin, "Alber Elbaz for Lanvin," 2011. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin.
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#RIP #alberelbaz #elikleingallery

Li Hongbo | Coming Soon @EliKleinGallery_The Paper Master goes metal
04/23/2021

Li Hongbo | Coming Soon @EliKleinGallery
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The Paper Master goes metal

Li Hongbo | Coming Soon @EliKleinGallery
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The Paper Master goes metal

Read Funa Ye's interview with Lingfei Ren from the Musee Magazine._LINGFEI: Your PeeP show series is focused on our comp...
04/01/2021
Women's History Month: Funa Ye — Musée Magazine

Read Funa Ye's interview with Lingfei Ren from the Musee Magazine.
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LINGFEI: Your PeeP show series is focused on our compulsion to display ourselves online. What inspired this focus?

FUNA: I first became interested in live stream culture when it was just starting out back in 2014. The idea was strange to me at first, but also felt a lot like performance art. An in-person performance might only get a hundred audience members, but in this online space, you can reach thousands from all different backgrounds.
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https://museemagazine.com/features/2021/3/31/womens-history-month-funa-ye

“Rather than just reading about the history, I felt more deeply involved putting my physical self into the characters. Part of them becomes a part of me.”

"Bulldozer is a personal memory of my childhood. In the replanning and rebuild process of some places in China, the firs...
03/17/2021

"Bulldozer is a personal memory of my childhood. In the replanning and rebuild process of some places in China, the first step is to use a bulldozer to shape the land. This is also a memory of the development of China."
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Tune in to #LiuBolin's video interview with Bartholomew Bland, curator of "Alien Nations 2020" at the Coral Gables Museum through link in bio.
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Image: Liu Bolin, Bulldozer, 2008. Archival pigment print. 47 x 59 inches (119 x 150 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin
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#art #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photograph #photography #alienation #aliennation #aliennation2020 #thenationiinhabit #invisible #invisibleman #coralgablesmuseum #elikleingallery Liu Bolin

"Bulldozer is a personal memory of my childhood. In the replanning and rebuild process of some places in China, the first step is to use a bulldozer to shape the land. This is also a memory of the development of China."
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Tune in to #LiuBolin's video interview with Bartholomew Bland, curator of "Alien Nations 2020" at the Coral Gables Museum through link in bio.
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Image: Liu Bolin, Bulldozer, 2008. Archival pigment print. 47 x 59 inches (119 x 150 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin
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#art #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photograph #photography #alienation #aliennation #aliennation2020 #thenationiinhabit #invisible #invisibleman #coralgablesmuseum #elikleingallery Liu Bolin

#LiuBolin's work is currently on view in "Alien Nations 2020", at the Coral Gables Museum, Florida @coralgablesmuseum. T...
02/24/2021

#LiuBolin's work is currently on view in "Alien Nations 2020", at the Coral Gables Museum, Florida @coralgablesmuseum. The exhibition will run through March 14th, 2021.
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Image: Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City - Info Wall, 2011. Archival pigment print. 47 x 59 inches (119 x 150 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin
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#art #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photograph #photography #chinesephotography #contemporaryphotography #alienation #aliennation #aliennation2020 #coralgablesmuseum #info #information #invisible #invisibleman #elikleingallery

#LiuBolin's work is currently on view in "Alien Nations 2020", at the Coral Gables Museum, Florida @coralgablesmuseum. The exhibition will run through March 14th, 2021.
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Image: Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City - Info Wall, 2011. Archival pigment print. 47 x 59 inches (119 x 150 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Liu Bolin
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#art #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photograph #photography #chinesephotography #contemporaryphotography #alienation #aliennation #aliennation2020 #coralgablesmuseum #info #information #invisible #invisibleman #elikleingallery

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Eli Klein Gallery has an international reputation as one of the foremost galleries specializing in contemporary Chinese art and continues to advance the careers of its represented artists and hundreds of other Chinese artists with whom it has collaborated. The Gallery has been instrumental in the loan of artwork by Chinese artists to over 100 museum exhibitions throughout the world, has published 40 books/catalogues, and has organized more than 75 exhibitions for Chinese art at our prestigious venues in New York City. Our artists have been featured in the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Art Forum, Newsweek, ARTnews and have been on CNN and countless other international broadcasts, publications and online critical reviews.

Located at 398 West Street (between Charles and W 10th) in the trendiest part of the West Village, just blocks from the new Whitney Museum and the commencement point for the High Line. In a historic, landmarked Federal-style row house enjoying special cultural and aesthetic value to the City of New York, Eli Klein Gallery occupies 3 levels of the building, boasting 13-foot ceilings on the ground floor.

The Gallery was founded by Eli Klein in 2007. During these formative years, it established a reputation for introducing to the West fresh, contemporary, and often challenging works by rising Chinese talents. Now, as the leading dealer of Chinese contemporary art outside of China, Eli Klein actively promotes cross-cultural awareness and investment at the highest level amongst some of the world’s most influential nations.

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