英国当代艺术展 British Contemporary Art
Conrad Shawcross, David Batchelor, Dryden Goodwin, Guy Sherwin, Martin Creed, Nathaniel Rackowe, Peter McDonald, Phillip Allen, Rob Smith, Simon Payne
策展人|Curator：I-MYU Projects, 韩之演|Han Jiyun
开幕|Opening：2009. 4. 11 15:00
展期|Exhibition Period：2009. 4. 11—5. 31
地址|Add：艺术ISSUE Projects(原韩之演当代空间)北京市朝阳区崔各庄乡北皋甲1号 100015
Owing to the success of YBAs (Young British Artists), Great Britain has been widely recognized as one of the most important centers for contemporary art. When the YBAs exploded onto the contemporary art scene, they not only created a new era in British contemporary art, but also influenced art on the international scale. Even though the emergence of Beijing as an important global art center is undeniable to all, there is relatively little British contemporary art in Beijing with the exception of a few large-scale international events or in museums. To remedy the current deficiency, Art Issue Projects will present British contemporary art as its inaugural exhibition.
Although the world-famous YBAs initiated a new era in British contemporary art, the movement is nearly historicized. Damien Hirst cannot forever maintain his position at the helm of British contemporary art as a new generation of artists has already poised itself to lead. More energetic, creative and unpredictable in their styles than the YBAs, the artists of the new generation more appropriately represent the direction of British contemporary art. This exhibition will share with public the most representative works of ten leading British artists in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installation and video. By presenting a sample viewing of British contemporary art, Art Issue Projects hopes to provide to the Chinese art world further insight and better understanding of British contemporary art. In addition to gaining greater aesthetic understanding of British contemporary art, the exhibition hopes to penetrate into the success of British art as a model for Chinese contemporary art.
HAN JI YUN Contemporary Space officially changes its name to ART ISSUE Projects
继韩之演艺术管理公司之后，2007年韩之演当代空间正式成立于北京草场地艺术区，凭借着卓越的艺术理念和品质高尚的展览迅速成为北京最有影响力的画廊之一。2009年4月，秉持着更高的艺术追求和理想，韩之演当代空间正式更名为“艺术ISSUE Projects”，之后我们将与《艺术ISSUE》杂志紧密配合，以全新的计划推广形式推动中国乃至整个亚洲的当代艺术发展，为确立和巩固其在全世界的艺术地位而努力。同时我们将引介世界其他地区和国家的当代艺术来到中国，艺术ISSUE Projects将成为世界艺术交流的平台，为全世界各个国家和地区的艺术提供一个展示交流的舞台。
Established in 2007 in Caochangdi, HAN JI YUN Contemporary Space has quickly emerged as one of the most influential art galleries in Beijing through its well-conceived exhibitions. In April 2009, in an effort to reach new artistic heights, HAN JI YUN Contemporary Space will change its name to ART ISSUE Projects to closely affiliate with Art Issue magazine. Through the establishment of this cooperation, the exhibition space and magazine will jointly promote contemporary art in China and internationally. Art Issue Projects will serve as a platform for the exchange of global dialogue on art by introducing artists from all areas of the world to China.