Newsletter July 27, 2017


ASIA NOW, the first “boutique art fair” dedicated to contemporary Asian art in Europe, will return this autumn for its 3rd edition, from 18 to 22 October 2017, at 9 avenue Hoche in Paris.

For this 3rd edition, ASIA NOW continues to bring the most influential and internationally renewed galleries from Asia. More than 30 galleries from Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, and various cities in Europe will gather at 9 avenue Hoche, presenting their best Asian art and artists. ASIA NOW explores and unveils the richness and diversity of the Asian art scene through a broad program of performances, talks, screenings and much more. This year, ASIA NOW turns its focus on South Korean in collaboration with young talented Korean curators.


Jooyoung KIM. A Nomadic Ritual; The Holy Path (from the 2003 projet « Du Yongam » in Akita(Japon). 

Zhao Duan. Combien de no.1-1, 2016. Fuji digital paper II pearl crystal, archive mounted on alu dibond, 65 x 95 x 5 cm. © Courtesy of the artist and GALERIE LIUSA WANG


Participating Exhibitors

AIKE DELLARCO (Shanghai) • A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Chengdu)  • A3 ( Berlin, Singapore) •  Chambers Fine Art (Beijing, New York) • Chi-Wen Gallery(Taipei) • CHOI&LAGER Gallery (Köln, Seoul) • J: Gallery (Shanghai) • Galerie Liusa Wang (Paris) • Magda Danysz Gallery (Shanghai, Paris, London) • Galerie Maria Lund (Paris) • Galerie NOEJ (Paris) • New Galerie (Paris) • ON/gallery (Beijing)  • Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery (Paris) • PIFO Gallery (Beijing) • Primo Marella Gallery and Primae Noctis Gallery (Milan, Lugano)  • Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur, Singapore) • Gallery SoSo (Gyeonggi-do) • Gallery Su (Seoul) • Tang Contemporary Art (Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok) • The Columns Gallery (Seoul) • The Drawing Room (Makati City) • Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai) • Yavuz Gallery (Singapore)

The complete programme, including the detailed Korean Platform, Talks, Design Project and final list of participating galleries will be announced shortly.


ASIA NOW Participating Artists in the news


We would like to send our special congratulations to Chinese artist Tao Hui, presented at ASIA NOW 2015, for his participation at Session « Performing Dramas I «  at Centre Pompidou on May 25, 2017, co-organised with K11 Art Foundation and curated by Yung Ma.


Tao Hui. Excessive, 2015. Video HD, sound, duration 19’32 ». © Courtesy of the artist

The first session devoted to performance in video art « Performing Dramas I » brings together three works by Chinese artists Hao Jingban (b.1985), Li Ran (b.1986) and Tao Hui (b.1987)How do these artists use performance in the animated image and how are the scenarios, simultaneously fictional and real, used to reflect the complex reality of the world? Excessive (2015) by Tao Hui illustrates the absurdities of life, highlighted through synthetic image techniques. Li Ran takes the Soviet film A Man’s Destiny (2012) by Sergei Bondarchuk as inspiration for From Truck Driver to the Political Commisar of the Mounted Troops (2012). In Off Takes (2016), Hao Jingban shows the co-relationship between dance and moments in Chinese history using archive footage of the 1950s and 1970s.


Li Ran. From Truck Driver to the Political Commissar of the Mounted Troops, 2012. Video black & white, sound, duration 8’51 ». © Courtesy of the artist


Hao Jingban. Off Takes, 2016. Video HD, sound, duration 21’18 ». © Courtesy of the artist

The second session, « Performing Dramas II » presents a selection of video works dealing with performance in the video art produced by four Asian artists on June 29, 2017. In Fang Lu’s No World, the anxiety and aggressiveness of teenagers is staged in a dramatic, constructed environment. Li Liao‘s Stand by Justice shows an act of violence, apparently fortuitous but deliberately committed. In Ma Qiusha’s From No. 4 Pingyuanli to No. 4 Tianqiaobeili, the artist narrates her life since birth with a razor blade in her mouth. Ming Wong plays several characters in Angst Essen/Eat Fear, a reinterpretation of Fassbinder’s film Angst Essen Seele auf (1974). No World (2013, 18’) by Fang Lu, I Stand by Justice (2015, 3’13) by Li Liao, From No. 4 Pingyuanli to No.4 Tianqiaobeili (2007, 7’54) by Ma Qiusha, Angst Essen/Eat Fear (2008, 27’) by Ming Wong.


Selected Exhibitions



H.H.Lim: « Over all, all over! »
June 22 – August 2, 2017
Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok
3rd Floor, The Golden Place Plaza

Tang Contemporary Art announces the opening of Sino-Malaysian artist H.H.Lim’s solo exhibition in their new space – The Golden Place Plaza. H.H.Lim’s artistic approach is deeply rooted in his philosophy that defines the possibility of founding a place of art which is not restrained to the traditional genres nor tied to the simple references of painting, sculpture, drawing and pure architecture.

“From One End of The World to The Other” (“D’un Bout du mode à l’autre”)
July 8 – August 13, 2017
Galerie 24B, Paris
24 bis, rue St Roch

ON/gallery Beijing collaborates with Galerie 24B this summer for a collective exhibition on Chinese art, “From One End of The World to The Other”. It gives the opportunity to discover and exchange the works of Chinese artists, chosen for their commitment and demand in the context of modernization and development which China must face.


June 27 – August 14, 2017
Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei
1F, No. 32, Ln 2, Sec. 6, Zhongshan N. Rd., Shilin Dist.

Chi-Wen Gallery announces the soft-opening of its new exhibition space and offices in Tianmu with a three-artists show, aptly titled “KAERU”, which in Japanese means “to change”. Participating artists are Jawshing Arthur Liou from Taiwan and Atsunobu Katagiri and Takashi Arai from Japan.

Gas Station Ⅸ: dà qǐ dà luò
July 8 – August 27, 2017
Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
Rm 204, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai

Vanguard Gallery presents the new works of Fang Di and Jiū Society. dà qǐ dà luò presents a new history of fiction and reconstruction or rather a reorganization period. The “history” here is not a past time, but a static section of the life sample, a story seemingly has a beginning and an end.


« A Most Filial Imprint »
June 24 – August 27, 2017
Building 6, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui district

AIKE DELLARCO opens “A Most Filial Imprint » on 24 June, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Robin Peckham, including works of the following artists: Oscar Chan, Dylan DeRose, Heidi Lau, Sydney Shen, Su Chang, Trevor Yeung and Yu Ji.

Tian Dexi: Stalker 
June 30 – September 7, 2017
Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris
15 Boulevard Saint-Germain

Galerie Liusa Wang opens the solo exhibition of Tian Dexi, born in China in 1979 and left the country at age 27. Rather than what « stalker » means in English, Tian took inspiration from its Chines equivalence: someone who explores his path silently in the darkness and rejoices in his little clandestine trinity.


July 14 – September 8, 2017
BANK, Shanghai
Building 2, Lane 298 Anfu Road, Xuhui District

BANK invites 21 artists of different generations and backgrounds to a summer’s carnival. Spanning video, photography, installation, and with a focus on painting, the colors of summer come to life. From naked crowds on the beach and pouring sunlight in the studio, to optical abstractions, saturated tableaus and passionate young love, these artists express the infinite emotions and experience borne of this summer of our (dis)content.

Zhai Liang: “SLOW”
Liu Chuanhong: « Xing’an West Art Group »
Chen Xiaoyi: “Never!” (1000+ project)
July 22 – Sep 22, 2017
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu 
South Square, Tiexiang Temple Riverfront, High-tech Development Zone

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space opens two exhibitions and one project this summer, featuring artists Zhai Liang and Liu Chuanhong, and Chen Xiaoyi’s personal project « Never! » at the gallery’s project space « 1000+ », which provides more experimental scenes for artists and allow them to be curators at the same time.


More Exhibitions


Zhang JI: « The Skin of Truth », July 28 – August 8, 2017
Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Málaga

Pan Yuliang: « Histoire d’oeuvres«  , May 20 – August 27, 2017
Musée Cernuschi, Paris

Yan Xing: « Dangerous Afternoon », June 02 – August 27, 2017
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel