6 - 8 November 2015

The New Chinese Art exhibition showcases three leading Chinese artists: Shen Qibin's 'Post-Garden', Jin Feng's 'The Door and Guan Ce's 'The Tao of Birds'.

The 2015 China-UK Year of Cultural Exchange is the first of its kind and the New Chinese Art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery is set to be one of the highlights of the festival.

The Tianrenheyi Art Centre is the first comprehensive art platform in Zhejiang to work with Chinese contemporary art exhibitions, research, publication, education, promotion and asset management. After four years it has successfully produced 30 contemporary art exhibitions and is gradually evolving into one of the most active art agencies in China. In 2014 Tianrenheyi embarked on a journey to promote its artists to the wider global art community attending leading international art fairs like the 16th Armory Show in New York, the Manchester Art Exhibition in England and FIAC in France.

This exhibition series comprises three artists: Shen Qibin, Jin Feng and Guan Ce.

Shen Qibin's 'Post-Garden' is curated by the British academic consultant David Elliott. Qibin is the founder of six art platforms and the curator of more than 100 exhibitions, and is returning to his artistic roots with a new and dynamic practice. 'Post-Garden' creates a narrative of metal, wood, water, fire and earth, oscillating between history and identity, reality and imagination.

Jin Feng's 'The Door', curated by the Chinese academic consultant Du Xiyun takes reference from historical narration. Opening and closing a switching point between history and the present, 'The Door' serves a reminder of the paradoxical foundation of historical writing.

Guan Ce's 'The Tao of Birds', curated by Gary Xu, presents Guan Ce's obsession with reading, thinking and contemplating. Embodying the conflicting issues of traditional Chinese culture and contemporary ideas, 'The Tao of Birds' explores the overall contention with current Chinese culture and philosophy.

Spanning the entire Gallery for three days only, 'New Chinese Art' offers new work by three of China's most exciting contemporary artists presented in Europe for the first time.

There will also be an art performance during the preview reception. Rui Xu, a Chinese fashion designer from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts, revitalises the spirit of the ancient Chinese literati or Chinese high society in her Haute Couture. Rui Xu's creations often take inspiration from her background in fine arts and calligraphy, as illustrated by this exhibition's title, 'From Xuan to Blindness'.

Venue: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY
Date: 6th - 8th November 2015
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm

Presented by

The Tianrenheyi Art Centre
Sponsored by

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