• Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing) is honored to declare the launch of Guo Gong’s large-scale solo exhibition entitled “Qie-Wen” as the first event for the year 2018 inexhibition hall A and B on March 15. Curated by the young critic Xu Sheng, the exhibition will showcase Guo Gong’s installations spanning different periods of recent years and featuring various materials and mediums, in an effort to rediscover and examine the inner logics among his works and to make his understandings towards life and art penetrate the fluid spaces.

    Guo Gong’s works demonstrate his insight into installation art: above all, key to this art form is not future-oriented innovation but backward tracing in aneffort to transcend the starting point created by Marcel Duchamp until the very origin of art is reached, thereby locating the more reliable basis for development of installation art. That is how he turns “appropriation” into “creation”, bringing materials of their own essence into the relationship of inter-enhancement; secondly, he transcends the bondage of “concept” by turningpure concepts and sociological or anthropological criticalness into emphasis on human holistic perceptive system that incorporates poetry on the basis of visual core instead of on aesthetic tastes.

    Hive Center for Contemporary Art will be honored to present “Hive-Becoming XXIX: Yu Feifei” at C, D and E exhibition halls during the Gallery Weekend Beijing 2018. Yu Feifei’s art practice rooted in sociology and anthropology endeavors to explore personal cultural identity, and analyzes its formation and evolution. The main contents of her work encompass the self-inquiry that intends to generate visual language and the rediscovery that unrolls secular and mundane scenarios. And putting forward some new visual possibilities from the perspective that observes the comparison between desire and power and the check-and-balance relation between them.

    During her long-term work, Yu Feifei has continuously conducted a great number of visual and theoretical examinations and studies on Gaze. Her early artistic creation serves only a spillway that carries away surplus interpretations of man’s gazes . But as her subsequent practice increasingly adopts artifacts that bring in more and more images referring to history, it becomes urgent for her to compare between the past and the present and to question them. The artist starts to reflect upon whether the ancient Greek and Roman sculptural pictures she has been appropriating and the role gazes play in her art practice are both pointing to the comparison and contrast between the history and the present. The latest results harvested from this study that has been extended and developed into the discussion of “Cultural Gaze” by Yu Feifei will be highlighted in this solo show. 




    Hive Center for Contemporary Art will be honored to present “Hive-Becoming XXIX: Yu Feifei” at C, D and E exhibition halls during the Gallery Weekend Beijing 2018. Yu Feifei’s art practice rooted in sociology and anthropology endeavors to explore personal cultural identity, and analyzes its formation and evolution. The main contents of her work encompass the self-inquiry that intends to generate visual language and the rediscovery that unrolls secular and mundane scenarios. And putting forward some new visual possibilities from the perspective that observes the comparison between desire and power and the check-and-balance relation between them. 
    Hive Center for Contemporary Art
    59789531
    caijunjun@hiveart.cn
    E06, 798 Art Distrct, Chaoyang Distrct, Beijing, China


  • Guo Gong, born in 1966 in Shanxi Province, has been dedicated to the creation of installation art since 2008. “Pine”, his representative work was invited to be displayed extensively across China and in European countries. While Guo Gong’s materials may have been tainted occasionally by particular social and cultural characteristics, he has unwavering conviction on the impotency of language and symbols in his artistic experiences. Behind the apparently ultra-simplistic and natural physical outcomes enabled by the artistic expressions of Mono-ha and minimalism is the silent and enormous amount of time and energy poured by the artist. His rotary cutting, carving and refinement of wood, as well as the stacking and polishing of stainless steel, is based on his familiarity of material properties and his concern over humanity; his artificial invention in and precise anatomy of objects represents his access into the non-material world between human beings and objects. It is behind the wood textures, between metallic inter-layers as well as beyond vision and hearing that Guo Gong’s art slowly emerges.

    Yu Feifei was born in 1985. She got her MA in Printmaking at Royal College of Art, London, the United Kingdom (2014-2016), and also The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, the United Kingdom in the year of 2015; She got her BA in Printmaking at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China (2008-2012). Her exhibitions include: "I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration", Qiao Space+Tank Shanghai (2017); "Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists", Eli And Edy the Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI (2016); "The Working Progress Show", Royal College of Art, London (2015), etc.

    Hive Center for Contemporary Art
    59789531
    caijunjun@hiveart.cn
    E06, 798 Art Distrct, Chaoyang Distrct, Beijing, China