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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 dialogue while promoting an academic approach to China's most ground-breaking talents. In December 2013, the gallery relocated to a new 8,000 square foot, street level space in the heart of New York's Chelsea art district. In recognition of its longtime partner, Shanna Sun, the gallery transitioned from Eli Klein Fine Art to Klein Sun Gallery in January 2014. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KleinSunGallery

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Reviewed by Robert C. Morgan, our current show "Alienation?" is highlighted in the @brooklynrail. Featuring 8 Chinese co...
02/03/2021
Alienation ?

Reviewed by Robert C. Morgan, our current show "Alienation?" is highlighted in the @brooklynrail. Featuring 8 Chinese contemporary artists currently residing in New York, this exhibition will be on view through February 18, 2021 at Eli Klein Gallery.
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"The curatorial aspect embedded in this exhibition is not directly political, but is a highly conscious effort to show viewers what is necessary in order to maintain aesthetic clarity on a global scale."
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"One of the major questions Alienation? puts forth focuses on the impact of information at the current moment, as the works in this show strive to show us where the circulation of information begins and where it ends." - Robert C. Morgan, The Brooklyn Rail
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#Art #Contemporaryart #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #ChineseArtist #NewYork #NYC #Alienation #BrooklynRail #FengLianghong #LiShan #LiXiaofei #ShenChen #ShenWei #WuYuren #WuZiyang #ZhaoJiawei #EliKleinGallery

https://brooklynrail.org/2020/12/artseen/Alienation

By transforming the single word of the show’s title into a question, the gallery provokes viewers to come to terms with its meaning.

#YeFuna's work is on view in "Interdisciplinary Trends in Art," at the Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai. The exhibition will r...
01/30/2021

#YeFuna's work is on view in "Interdisciplinary Trends in Art," at the Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai. The exhibition will run through May 5, 2021.
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Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Ye Funa
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#Art #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #FunaYe #Neon #Nails #NailHenge #只手遮天 #Curatednail #PAM #PearArtMuseum #Shanghai #EliKleinGallery

#ShenWei is a New York-based artist working primarily on photography. He is known for intimate portraits of others and h...
01/16/2021

#ShenWei is a New York-based artist working primarily on photography. He is known for intimate portraits of others and himself as well as poetic landscapes. “Alienation?” brings together one photograph from each category.
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In his “Self-portrait (Burn),” Shen Wei hides his upper body, resting his right lower leg on a cushioned footrest. Against the rambutan, the burn scar on his leg from an automobile accident mimics these tropical fruit's shape and color. Eventually, the scar seems to be detached from Shen Wei’s own body and becomes one of the fruits. In “Tree,” Shen Wei’s careful composition leaves only grey brick wall as the background; with an ancient bronze bell by the tree, one can tell the photo was taken in an anonymous archaic Chinese architectural complex. Against the brick wall is a leaning tree, whose diagonal trunk adds dynamism to the composition as well as to the tranquil scene.
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“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Images: Installation View, Shen Wei, "Self-portrait (Burn)," 2012. C-print. 30 x 45 inches (76 x 114 cm). Shen Wei, “Tree,” 2009. C-print. 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cm)
Courtesy of Shen Wei, Flowers Gallery and Eli Klein Gallery.
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#ShenWei #Photography #ChinesePhotography #ContemporaryPhotography #ContemporaryChinesePhotography #ChineseContemporaryPhotography #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #沈玮 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #摄影 #当代摄影 #中国当代摄影 #elikleingallery

#ZhaoJiawei is a photo-based artist whose practice originates from his personal life experience. Having moved among diff...
01/06/2021

#ZhaoJiawei is a photo-based artist whose practice originates from his personal life experience. Having moved among different places since childhood, from a small town to Beijing, from Wisconsin to Texas, and finally to New York, Zhao intends to create a balanced spatial relationship with comfort and a sense of belonging. In the two photographs on view, Zhao builds a mysterious space between the work and the viewer through masterfully staged frames. In this “third realm,” the artist is at present but conceals his face with an image of himself that blurs the boundary between the imagination and the reality.
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“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Images: Installation View, Zhao Jiawei, "We are Living in an Overwhelmed American-Dominated Image World With Our Self-Isolated Space in Year 2020,” 2020. Archival pigment print. 45 x 36 inches (114 x 91 cm). Zhao Jiawei, "Looks Like a Balanced Space,” 2020. Archival pigment print. 36 x 45 inches (91 x 114 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Zhao Jiawei
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#Art #Photography #ChinesePhotography #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #ContemporaryPhotography #ChineseContemporaryPhotography #ContemporaryChinesePhotography #ChinesePhotographer #赵嘉玮 #摄影 #当代摄影 #中国当代摄影 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #elikleingallery

Happy holidays from Eli Klein Gallery!_Image: #XiaoKegang, "Anonymous-1," 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 98 3/8 x 78 3/4 inche...
12/25/2020

Happy holidays from Eli Klein Gallery!
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Image: #XiaoKegang, "Anonymous-1," 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 98 3/8 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Xiao Kegang.

12/08/2020

#LiXiaofei is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practices include video, photography, sculpture, painting, and installation. His photography “My Locker-01” comes from one of his long-term project “Assembly Line Project” initiated in 2010 for which he has visited over 280 factories all around the world. He positions himself as a calm observer and records the daily tasks of factory works, leaving the audience to contemplate the relation between producers, products, and producing systems. His video work “I Am the People_2” consolidates interviews made by the artist in the past 10 years of people from all walks of life. With exquisitely orchestrated music, the viewer is able to probe into the life of the collective as well as the individual._“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Li Xiaofei, Trailer for "I Am the People_2,” 2020. Single channel color video with sound, 1 minute excerpt (full trailer 2 min 46 sec). Courtesy of artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Xiaofei.
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#Art #ChineseArt #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #VideoArt #Video #Documentary #AssemblyLine #Industrial #Factory #Photography #李消非 #纪录片 #影像 #摄影 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #elikleingallery

#ShenFan's work is on view in "Waves and Echoes: A Process of Re-contemporarization in Chinese Art Circa 1987 Revisited"...
12/05/2020

#ShenFan's work is on view in "Waves and Echoes: A Process of Re-contemporarization in Chinese Art Circa 1987 Revisited" at Beijing Inside-Out Museum @ioam_beijing. The exhibition will run through May 9, 2021.
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Image: Shen Fan, "ShanShui-C-36," 2008. Oil on canvas. 37 3/4 x 37 3/4 inches (96 x 96 cm).
Courtesy of Shen Fan, ShanghART Gallery and Eli Klein Gallery.
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#art #chineseart #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #shanshui #oiloncanvas #painting #contemporary #tradition #beijing #oilpainting #insideoutmuseum #elikleingallery

#WuYuren has been consumed with the political values of his native land since an early age. For “Alienation?,” he approp...
12/03/2020

#WuYuren has been consumed with the political values of his native land since an early age. For “Alienation?,” he appropriated granites from the pavement on Wall Street and sculpted them into liquid dispensers, which he named “Heritage.” With tilted bases, the containers look as if they are sinking. Despite the look, they will never be functional, thus making the viewer reflect the process of alienation between the producer and the production.
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“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Images: Wu Yuren, "Heritage No. 3,” 2020. Wall Street granite brick. 8 1/4 x 4 x 4 inches (21 x 10 x 10 cm)
Wu Yuren, "Heritage No. 4,” 2020. Wall Street granite brick. 6 3/4 x 4 x 2 inches (17 x 10 x 5 cm)
Courtesy of artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Wu Yuren
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#Sculpture #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #ChineseArt #吴玉仁 #雕塑 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #elikleingallery

#ShenChen is a leading figure in Chinese abstract painting and experimental ink painting. He is known for the overlaying...
12/01/2020

#ShenChen is a leading figure in Chinese abstract painting and experimental ink painting. He is known for the overlaying brushstroke painting series, two of which are on view now at Eli Klein Gallery. Shen adopts Chinese traditional ink painting techniques to achieve an aesthetics of Western minimalism. The subtle ombre layers of color come from Shen Chen's rigorously calibrated vertical strokes. For the artist, such painting, despite its simplified visual language, in fact carries the power of inner spirit.
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“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Images: Shen Chen, "Untitled No.91212-18,” 2018. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 32 inches (102 x 82 cm)
Shen Chen, "Untitled No.41140-20,” 2020. Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 54 inches (122 x 138 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Shen Chen.
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#ShenChen #Abstraction #AbstractPainting #ChineseArt #ChineseAbstractPainting #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #沈忱 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #抽象艺术 #中国抽象 #elikleingallery

#WuZiyang is a New York-based multi-media artist. He is part of the New Museum's NEW INC program and currently teaches a...
11/25/2020

#WuZiyang is a New York-based multi-media artist. He is part of the New Museum's NEW INC program and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts. His work often discusses, in his words, “post-Internet micro-alienation,” which is a new power dynamic between the individual and the collective in the digital age. Wu Ziyang’s 3-D animation video “Where Did Macy Go” created during the lock-down presents the story of a fictional figure, Macy, and his quarantine life. In addition to the dazzling and carnivalesque visual presentation, Wu Ziyang’s video animation is full of references to popular culture and contemporary technology that leads to the alienation of body and spirit.
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“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Images: Wu Ziyang, "Where Did Macy Go?,” 2020. Color digital animated video with sound. 8 min 57 sec
Wu Ziyang, "Where Did Macy Go? (Scene 6-2)," 2020. Archival pigment print. 40 x 30 inches (102 x 76 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Wu Ziyang
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#WuZiyang #MediaArt #NewMedia #3DAnimation #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #Covid #Mask #Alienation #武子杨 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #多媒体艺术 #EliKleinGallery

As one of the most prominent figures in Chinese contemporary art, #LiShan has engaged with contemporary art since the 19...
11/21/2020

As one of the most prominent figures in Chinese contemporary art, #LiShan has engaged with contemporary art since the 1960s and was an active participant of the ’85 New Wave Art Movement. Although Li Shan was known for his Political Pop paintings in the 90s, in 1993, he became interested in and began to explore a whole new field - life science - through art. Li Shan has now expanded disciplines to photography, film, installation, and cultivating living organisms with gene modification technology. The two “Bio Inquiry” works on view now are the only cardboard pieces that Li Shan has ever made. They can be seen as the “portrait” of cells as if he put an easel on an organ and made the sketch inside a human body.
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“Alienation?” - a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is now on view at Eli Klein Gallery and will run through February 18, 2021.
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Images: Li Shan, “Bio Inquiry 1,” 2020. Watercolor on cardboard. 16 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches (42 x 68 cm).
Li Shan, “Bio Inquiry 2,” 2020. Watercolor on cardboard. 16 1/8 x 26 3/8 inches (41 x 67 cm).
Courtesy of Li Shan, ShanghART Gallery and Eli Klein Gallery.
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#Art #BioArt #ContemporaryArt #ChineseArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #李山 #艺术 #当代艺术 #中国当代艺术 #ShanghARTGallery #elikleingallery

“Alienation?” opened on November 14 at Eli Klein Gallery. Thank you all for a safe and wonderful opening! _“Alienation?”...
11/19/2020

“Alienation?” opened on November 14 at Eli Klein Gallery. Thank you all for a safe and wonderful opening!
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“Alienation?” a Group Exhibition of 8 Chinese Contemporary Artists Residing in New York is currently on view at Eli Klein Gallery.
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Artists: Feng Lianghong, Li Shan, Li Xiaofei, Shen Chen, Shen Wei, Wu Yuren, Wu Ziyang, Zhao Jiawei
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#Art #Exhibition #Gallery #ChineseArt #ContemporaryArt #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #Painting #Photography #Sculpture #NewMedia #EliKleinGallery #FengLianghong #LiShan #LiXiaofei #ShenChen #ShenWei #WuYuren #WuZiyang #zhaojiawei

Eli Klein Gallery is proud to present “Alienation?” - a group exhibition of 8 Chinese contemporary artists currently res...
11/11/2020

Eli Klein Gallery is proud to present “Alienation?” - a group exhibition of 8 Chinese contemporary artists currently residing in New York.
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Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, November 14th, 6-8 PM
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Artists: Feng Lianghong, Li Shan, Li Xiaofei, Shen Chen, Shen Wei, Wu Yuren, Wu Ziyang, Zhao Jiawei
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Whereas direct references to social phenomena tend to rise and fade quickly, it is the ideas and rules we extrapolate and derive from these events that actually guide mankind towards the future. “Alienation?” invites its audience to inquire beneath what lies on the surface, whether it’s a pandemic or social justice movements, to investigate the relationship between individuals and what they have created.
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Works by #LiHongbo, #MiaoXiaochun and #GengXue are currently on view in the exhibition "The New Classic of Mountains and...
11/05/2020

Works by #LiHongbo, #MiaoXiaochun and #GengXue are currently on view in the exhibition "The New Classic of Mountains and Seas: Contemporary Art on Chinese Original Myths and Legends" at Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China. The exhibition will run through December 13th, 2020.
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The exhibition includes works by nearly 50 influential contemporary artists which have been inspired by the Classic of Mountains and Seas, a Chinese classic text that integrates mythology, geography, biology, and folk customs recorded more than 2,000 years ago.
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Image: Li Hongbo, Fairytale World (Installation view), 2011. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#JiZhou has taken over the Paris metro system. Presented by RATP, this project is now extended and will run through Nove...
10/29/2020

#JiZhou has taken over the Paris metro system. Presented by RATP, this project is now extended and will run through November 13, 2020.
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Image 1: Luxembourg Station, © RATP - Hamdi CHREF
Image 2: Nanterre - Université Station, © RATP - Hamdi CHREF
Image 3: Saint - Michel Station, © RATP - Bruno MARGUERITE
Image 4: La Champelle Station, © RATP - Denis SUTTON
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Tomorrow will be the last day of "Lai Chiu-Chen: 99% Unreal" at Eli Klein Gallery. Don't miss your chance to see these e...
10/28/2020

Tomorrow will be the last day of "Lai Chiu-Chen: 99% Unreal" at Eli Klein Gallery. Don't miss your chance to see these exquisite details in person.
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10/24/2020

#Repost #YeFuna @oyester
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#LiHongbo's work is included in the exhibition "City of Art: Golden Bank's Past and Present" at Wuhan Museum of Art, Wuh...
10/23/2020

#LiHongbo's work is included in the exhibition "City of Art: Golden Bank's Past and Present" at Wuhan Museum of Art, Wuhan, China. The exhibition opens tomorrow and will run through November 22, 2020.
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Image: Li Hongbo, Column of the Golden Bank, 2020. Paper. 78 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (200 x 40 x 40 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hongbo
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#art #chineseart #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #sculpture #paper #paperart #papersculpture #column #corinthian #wuhan #wuhanmuseumofart #elikleingallery

Wu Yuren new sculptures in the works from his studio in Queens, New York. They will be part of the next exhibition comin...
10/19/2020

Wu Yuren new sculptures in the works from his studio in Queens, New York. They will be part of the next exhibition coming soon at Eli Klein Gallery.
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"It (Granite) is a brand new medium and brand new challenge to me. This makes me super pumped. I feel like the new artist kid on the block once again."
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#wuyuren #comingsoon #elikleingallery

#MiaoXiaochun's work is included in the exhibition "The Big Picture: Giant Photographs and Powerful Portfolios" at the F...
10/15/2020

#MiaoXiaochun's work is included in the exhibition "The Big Picture: Giant Photographs and Powerful Portfolios" at the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The exhibition is currently on view and will run through June 6, 2021.
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Image: Miao Xiaochun, Another Time, 2002. Chromogenic print. 50 x 110 1/2 inches (127 x 282 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Miao Xiaochun.
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#art #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #photography #chinesephotography #chinesecontemporaryphotography #contemporarychiensephotography #chineeartist #chineseart #chinese #chinesephotographer #fitchburg #fitchburgartmuseum #elikleingallery

#ZhengGuogu's Liao Garden project is featured on Spike Art Magazine's autumn issue #65. Read more in the selected press ...
10/06/2020
ONE WORK

#ZhengGuogu's Liao Garden project is featured on Spike Art Magazine's autumn issue #65. Read more in the selected press section of Zheng Guogu's page on our website.
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"It should be the whole environment that's affecting you, and the land is always of the present; a plant's consciousness is more sensitive than that of humans. I think consciousness is non-selective. When it came to earth, s/he found animals, plants, and some stones. Consciousness can also be thought of as a "unity", the total value of consciousness, right? It should let some individual consciousnesses collect information, and then return to the unity, mow more aware. " - Zheng Guogu
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#art #chineseart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #architecture #chinesearchitecture #contemporaryarchitecture #yangjianggroup #yangjiangcity #yangjiang #liaogarden #spikemagazine #spikeartmagazine #elikleingallery

https://www.spikeartmagazine.com/articles/one-work-10

Liao Garden is the sprawling garden and studio of Zheng Guogu, located in his native Yangjiang on the southeastern coast of China. The artist conceives of it as one massive work, with complex structures, including a golden pyramid, atrium, and even a Museum of the Wind. Inside the pyramid, Guogu tre...

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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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