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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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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

#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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This week is the final week to visit “Alienation?“ at our gallery. Open until February 18th, 6 PM, the exhibition featur...
02/16/2021

This week is the final week to visit “Alienation?“ at our gallery. Open until February 18th, 6 PM, the exhibition features a selection of recent works by 8 Chinese contemporary artists currently residing in New York.
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Artist: Feng Lianghong, Li Shan, Li Xiaofei, Shen Chen, Shen Wei, Wu Yuren, Wu Ziyang, Zhao Jiawei
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#art #contemporaryart #chinesecontemporaryart #contemporarychineseart #alienation #newyork #NYC #FengLianghong #LiShan #LiXiaofei #ShenChen #ShenWei #WuYuren #WuZiyang #ZhaoJiawei #elikleingallery

Happy Valentines Day 💗_Image: Ye Funa, "Cicicolia Ye," 2015. C-print, 29 3/4 x 57 1/8 inches (75 x 145 cm). Courtesy of ...
02/13/2021

Happy Valentines Day 💗
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Image: Ye Funa, "Cicicolia Ye," 2015. C-print, 29 3/4 x 57 1/8 inches (75 x 145 cm).
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Ye Funa
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#ValentinesDay #Love #YeFuna #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #elikleingallery

Eli Klein Gallery wishes you and your loved ones a happy lunar new year!  🧨🧧🧨🧧_In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Eli...
02/12/2021

Eli Klein Gallery wishes you and your loved ones a happy lunar new year! 🧨🧧🧨🧧
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In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Eli Klein Gallery would like to share Li Hui's artwork that embodies the unique wishes of hope for a "Blooming" Year of the Ox, filled with prosperity, health and joy. _
Li Hui (1977-2020) was an artist whose grandiose installations filled with lasers and lights earned him significant attention in the Chinese art scene. Affected by the intense urbanization of China, Li’s practice is a lens through which he observes the ever-changing environment and merges technology and social commentary. His light sculptures demonstrate both frenetic energy and a zen stillness that is present in Eastern philosophy and within the artist himself. We miss him dearly.
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Li Hui's "Blooming" is a 'light sculpture’ that surpasses the limits of language, logic and linear time. More an archeologist of the future than a spiritual shaman, Li Hui makes the most of the beauty of three-dimensional space with his work “Blooming," combining translucent red and violet LED lights and acrylic, to create a futuristic aspect that grants us to viscerally encounter the realities of the world while anxiously envisaging the mysteries of what comes next.
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Image: Li Hui, "Blooming," 2012. LED lights, acrylic, wood base, 33 1/8 × 26 1/4 × 26 1/4 inches (84.1 × 66.7 × 66.7 cm).
Courtesy of artist and Eli Klein Gallery © Li Hui
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#新年快乐 #年年有鱼 #恭喜发财 #lunarnewyear #cny #contemporaryart #art #artist #2021 #yearoftheox #ChineseContemporaryArt #ContemporaryChineseArt #newyork #EliKlein #EliKleinGallery #masterpiece #chinesenewyear #LiHui #李晖 #elikleingallery

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

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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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