Activating Space in Contemporary China
Jul
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Activating Space in Contemporary China

On the occasion of the exhibition of Zhang Dali, Body and Soul at Museum Beelden aan Zee [1.7-8.10.2017] and the heightened interest in experimental art and the role of activism in China after the Yellow Umbrella revolution in Hong Kong. SinArts Gallery and Museum Beelden aan Zee have taken this opportunity to bring together three critical minds in the field of Chinese art to discuss their views and ideas on activating space in contemporary China.

Zhang Dali, Demolition -Forbidden Palace, C-print, 2007

Rachel Marsden [Chinese artists as Activists - From Museums to Occupy Movements] and Zoénie Liwen Deng [Exercising Right to the City – Urban Artivism in China] will each present on the current situations of art and activism in and about the city in China. As a researcher on performance art and art and activism in China and Indonesia Thomas Berghuis will act as a respondent, followed by a moderated discussion and a Q&A led by Dick van Broekhuizen [curator contemporary sculpture Museum Beelden aan Zee]

Drinks will be served after the presentations.

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Opening: Summer Exhibition
Jun
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

Opening: Summer Exhibition

Sheng Qi | Zhang Dali | Shen Wei | Chen Hangfeng

Sheng Qi Blue Bike 2007

For our summer exhibition, we have the pleasure of bringing together some fantastic artworks and artists that span almost 3 decades of contemporary art from China. We will be showing works by China’s very first activist graffiti artist. One of the first artist to draw me into the fascinating world of contemporary art. Zhang Dali’s oeuvre has inspired me many times over. We will present work from the Destruction series as well as 2nd Histories.

We will show some amazing paintings by Sheng Qi. Known for his huge paintings of Mao Zedong being toppled on Tian an’men Square, we will be showing work reacting to everyday living conditions of people living in today’s Chinese cities.
We will oppose these with beautiful photographs of Shen Wei, who shows the magnificent beauty of the Chinese countryside and manages to draw us into fragile details in a series of works he has recently successfully shown in his solo Show at Flowers Gallery in New York.
Lastly, we will show works from Chen Hangfeng’s Invasive series in which he plants alien species and forms in common landscapes discovering how cultures and societies influence and eventually can overtake one another.

Please join us at the opening on June 24th from 16-19h

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SinArts Space for: Hong Kong Art, Identity, and Space (dr Sjoukje van der Meulen)
Jun
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

SinArts Space for: Hong Kong Art, Identity, and Space (dr Sjoukje van der Meulen)

This talk addresses issues of identity and space in Hong Kong from the viewpoint of contemporary art. Questions of identity and space in Hong Kong are socially, culturally, and politically complex, especially in the broader fabric of today's global world. Glocally inspired artistic responses to/from Hong Kong might contribute to a different understanding of this vibrant postcolonial city beyond Western or Chinese perspectives.

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Opening: Chen Xi Solo Exhibition
May
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Opening: Chen Xi Solo Exhibition

Fabrics of Identity II | Solo Exhibition by Chen Xi

For it s first exhibition in The Hague, SinArts is very happy and very proud to invite you to the festive opening of the first solo exhibition by Chen Xi in the Netherlands.

Chen Xi, IUntitled, 50x70cm, ink on Xuan-Paper, 2012

The presented works stem from an ongoing series which Chen Xi has established over the past decade. Based on an ideal of mastering techniques which he was taught in his early Shanghai years, each of his works is hand drawn without a prior sketch on handmade Xuan-paper (long fibred rice-paper). The resulting "floating sculptures" reveal a concentration, dedication and intensity we love at the gallery.

Chen Xi will join us at the opening of his exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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ThisArtFair
Dec
27
to Dec 30

ThisArtFair

SinArts neemt met veel plezier aan ThisArtFair in de beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Met explosief werk van Naoki Fuku en nieuwe collages en tekeningen van Han Qin  vieren we het einde van 2016 en blikken we alvast vooruit naar een spannend 2017.

Looking forward to see you there

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Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Artist Talk: Naoki Fuku

On the last day of the current exhibition at SinArts Gallery we are happy to invite you to a discussion between curator Maria Sigutina and artist Naoki Fuku. 


During the discussion, with Naoki's paintings as a backdrop, we will delve into the origins of Naoki's work and how his personal experiences have influenced his more socially engaged work.

The talk will be followed by drinks and bites.

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Art The Hague
Oct
5
to Oct 9

Art The Hague

SinArts is happy to participate in this years Art The Hague from 5-9 October

Naoki Fuku - Darling, what shall we eat tonight, oil on canvas (120x150cm) (Detail)

Naoki Fuku - Darling, what shall we eat tonight, oil on canvas (120x150cm) (Detail)

From 5-9 October, SinArts will be present at Art The Hague, the "quircky"contemporay art fair. We will be showing new work by Naoki Fuku, Han Qin as well as beautiful drawings by Chen Xi

We have some tickets available, so please contact us if you want to come by.

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Summer Drinks
Jul
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Summer Drinks

To celebrate the summer, SinArts invites you to join us for a few drinks at the gallery before we close for the holidays

Benjamin Li, 50/50 (detail)

Benjamin Li, 50/50 (detail)

The last day of our exhibition, Me, Myself and I, and the last day before we close the gallery for the summer. After sunday we will be available upon appointment, and will reopen at the beginning of September.

For the occasion we will also be showing some of our favorites from the ast 6 months, including some of Chen Xi's drawings and Tang Bohua's fresco's.

We look forward to seeing you

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Vernissage - Me, Myself and I (Hou Chien Cheng and Benjamin Li)
May
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Vernissage - Me, Myself and I (Hou Chien Cheng and Benjamin Li)

SinArts is pleased to invite you to the opening of Me, Myself and I, a duo exhibition with the works of Hou Chien Cheng (TW, 1981) and Benjamin Li (NL, 1986).

Both artists explore concepts of perceived identity, borrowed, multiplied, self sustained, or otherwise. 
We will show Hou's latest Installation conceived on the basis of his fresh novel Green(PublicationStudioRotterdam, 2016), the second part of his triology he is currently writing for his PhD at the HISK in Ghent. 
With Benjamin we will be presenting a number of photographs from his series 'Being Yellow' and 'Official Identity' .

Benjamin_Li_choice
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Mar
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tang Bohua - Country of Summer Insects

Opening reception on the occasion of the exhibition of the works of Tang Bohua

2 phoenix - oil, minerals on plasterboard. 2013 62x42cm

2 phoenix - oil, minerals on plasterboard. 2013 62x42cm

SinArts Space has the pleasure of presenting, for the first time in the Benelux, the animation and original paintings of Tang Bohua.

The Zhuangzi is one of the most important books in Taoist philosophy. Based on the colourful and often fantastic tales of Master Zhuang it is one of the most influential philosophical books written. As a young man, Tang Bohua (CN, 1986) spent much time around Taoist temples in his home town of Liuyang. Inspired by the stories he heard from the old masters and the creativity of the temple sculptures he presents to us his first animation based on a famous quote from the Zhuangzi.

By painting almost 10,000 scenes and figures on plasterboard, using classic fresco techniques and his own mix of paint and minerals, Tang has brought to life the story of a young general, a scholar and a hulk as they go in search of Winter.

SinArts has the honour of presenting to you this fabulous animation accompanied by a large number of these beautiful fresco paintings.

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Jan
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening - Chen Xi solo exhibition

For its first exhibition in Brussels, SinArts Gallery proudly introduces the works of artist Chen Xi (CN,1966). We proudly invite you to attend the opening on Thursday, January 14th, from 18-21h.

Chen Xi will join us at the opening. Around 18h30, Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the Belgian Chinese Chamber of Commerce, will give a short speech to offically open the space and the exhibition. 

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