Earth, Sea, and Sky:
Nature in Western Art –Masterpieces from the Metropolitan
Museum of Art
February 1 – May 9, 2013
National Museum of China
This exhibition marks the first trip toChina for art housed in New York’s MetropolitanMuseum of Art. Dating from the thirdmillennium B.C. to the 20th Century, the 127pieces trace the long development of Westernart. Themed on ‘nature,’ the exhibits includepaintings, sculptures, photographs and abroad range of decorative arts from immortalmasters such as Rembrandt, Monet, Renoirand Van Gogh.
May 19 – August 18, 2013
Ullens Center for ContemporaryArt (UCCA)
UCCA launched a largeretrospective of work by WangXingwei, regarded as one ofChina’s most mature and influentialcontemporary painters. Followingthe quirky and sensitivenature of his work, the exhibitionis organized neither chronologicallynor by theme, but rather by therelationship between the contentand the canvas. So, the exhibition,featuring nearly a third of his totalwork since 1991, is categorized asfrontal, rear, lateral and profile.
March 29 – April 27, 2013
Pace Gallery (New York)
Zhang Xiaogang, born in 1958 in Kunming, capital of YunnanProvince, graduated from Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in 1982,and now lives in Beijing. His contemporary classic work exploresboth individual and collective Chinese memories of the “culturalrevolution.” The exhibition featured Zhang Xiaogang’s first series ofpainted bronzes, some of which reach 1.7 meters tall. Flavored withiconic images of the “cultural revolution,” the sculptures complementhis paintings, invigorated with youth and idealism.
Quest – Gao Xiaowu
Mimesis – Joyce Ho
April 26 – June 7, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
Already well-known on the Chinese mainland, Gao Xiaowu hasveered away from his previous work in both form and concept with hislatest sculptures, which tend towards humanistic concern in connotationand are displayed as part of a large installation. This exhibition includesan unprecedented volume of his sculptures.