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An artist’s case-study exhibition Qiu Xiaofei





An artist’s case-study exhibition

Qiu Xiaofei

 

Part Ⅰ: RED

2020.9.12-10.21

Part Ⅱ: Trotskyky grew into a tree

2020.10.31- 2021.1.9

 

Opening 9.12 15:00

 

Director: Nan Nan

Curator: Chang Xuyang

Contributing Researcher

Exhibition Design: Liang Chen

Opening Hours: Tue.-Sat. 11:00-17:00

Add: No. A05, 797 East Road, 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang District, Beijing 

 

The New Century Art Foundation will present a case-study exhibition of artist Qiu Xiaofei. Over the four months during of this exhibition, we have adopted two different types of exhibition structures and narratives to present Qiu Xiaofei’s recent works and a spiraling path he has taken over the last two decades of painting practice exploring and pursuing the meaning of the medium.  

 

Qiu Xiaofei’s practice, often inspired by memories of his family and everyday experience yet unhinged by these immediate images, explores the stream of consciousness and thoughts beneath these phenomena. 

 

The first chapter of the exhibition (September 12 – October 21, 2020) focuses on Qiu Xiaofei’s most recent painting, Red. With this sudden advent of an event that has spun everyone's life into the vortex, the artist's senses of the people and the condition of the world transform into colors and forms, in which life and death, the splendid and cruel, and tension extend throughout his canvas. Such tension is equally apparent in the bright exhibition space and the dim old corridor. 

 

The second chapter of this exhibition (October 31 – January 9, 2021) will sample works from different phases of the artist's practice in a non-linear fashion, aiming to reveal the artist's forward-thinking and revisits one's practice as means of evolving in one's practice.

 

For Qiu Xiaofei, the objective and intellectual worlds, the real and the imaginary, continue to transform and integrate, and painting is the path through which we understand or even create the world we have yet fathomed.

Qiu Xiaofei

 

Qiu Xiaofei was born in Haerbin in 1977. He graduated from the Subsidiary School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1998 and received a BFA in oil painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. 

 

Qiu Xiaofei’s artistic practice mainly focuses on painting, as well as installation and sculpture connected to painting, connecting concepts and aesthetics in unique ways. 

 

His works have been a constant presence at art museum and institutional exhibitions around the world, including at the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Tate Liverpool in Britain, Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland, the Groninger Museum and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the Netherlands, the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany.

 

His important Solo Exhibitions: 2018 “Fade Out” at Pace Gallery in South Korea; 2016 “Double Pendulum”at Pace Gallery, New York, USA; 2014 “Apollo Bangs Dionysus” at Pace Beijing, Beijing, China; 2013 “Repetition” at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China; 2010 “Point of No Return” at Boers-Li gallery, Beijing, China; 2006 “Heilongjiang Box” at Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, etc.