Hidden Force Curated by Tang Zehui
Wang Guangxu
11 Sep 2018
HKFOREWORD18
16 Aug 2018
TIME LINE Abstract Art from China Curated by Tang Zehui
30 Jan 2018
HKFOREWORD17
24 Aug 2017
Light of the Troposphere
Pan Jian
15 Jun 2017
BIRDS - Harmony of the Forest
Wang Keping
26 Apr 2017
Light Frequencies: Camera Obscura images of Hong Kong by Shi Guorui
Shi Guorui
22 Feb 2017
Remembering Days, Forgetting Time
Carol Lee Mei-kuen
25 May 2016
HKFOREWORD16
21 Mar 2016
INTERSECTIONS: Huang Rui and Japanese Art in the 1980s
Huang Rui, Chiba Shigeo
21 Mar 2016
Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
21 Mar 2016
Silent for a While - Comtemporary Art from Myanmar
Comtemporary Artists from Myanmar
03 Feb 2016
Frog King Recent Works 2015
Frog King
01 Dec 2015
Repetition
Ken Matsubara
15 Oct 2015
Fortress Temple
Bui Cong Khanh
10 Oct 2015
Shadow of Light
Pan Jian and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
17 Jun 2015

Pan Jian presents his most recent series of 2015, Shadow of Light. A continuation of his exploration of shadow, the artist distills the relationship between light and dark to its purest form, resulting in an arresting body of work that challenges the viewer’s eyes to adjust to the dim silhouettes and wander through the monochromatic night-time scenes. Pan Jian’s artistic process first draws inspiration from actual landscapes, gradually transforming what he has seen into the imagined scenes that he presents on each canvas. The landscapes are therefore both real and imagined, a dichotomy that is reflected in the concept that although a shadow has no tangible content, the image presented is still able to move the viewer, provoking an emotional response.

Stir Fry
Konstantin Bessmertny and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
02 Dec 2014
Wang Keping - UCCA
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Wang Keping and UCCA
31 Dec 2013

The catalogue is published on the occasion of Wang Keping's solo exhibition at Ullens Center for Contemporay Art, Beijing from September 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

The Buddha Rebellion - Hope Through Nope
Gonkar Gyatso and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
30 Nov 2010

Gonkar Gyatso is a London and New York based transnational artist. His youth coincided with the period of the Cultural Revolution when much art and culture was destroyed, and traditional Tibetan art forms — most of which were tied to religion — were forbidden. While studying Chinese calligraphy in Beijing, Gyatso became aware of the distinctiveness of his heritage and after graduating, moved to Dharamsala, India, where he studied traditional Tibetan thangka (scroll painting), before moving to London. Gyatso founded the Sweet Tea House in 1985, which became the first Tibetan avant-garde artists’ association.


LOVE THE FUTURE
Various artists and the Katie De Tilly Foundation
30 Nov 2010

Love the Future is an art and poetry exhibition consists of more than 50 artists and poets from Hong Kong expressing their concerns on freedom of speech and artistic expression in China. Most importantly, it is a reaction towards the unjust detention of artist Ai Weiwei by the Chinese authority. Ai Weiwei said in his book “…I think that every person must do something for others; that is the only way this world will see change.” This show is dedicated to the spirit of “Do something for others” and is an ongoing effort to fight for justice and defend basic human rights.

WANG KEPING
Wang Keping and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
30 Nov 2007

This 378-page monograph documents Wang Keping’s personal history as an artist and for the first time publishes in full his ‘Memoirs of the Stars Exhibition’ (written in 1980 and edited in 2008) in its original Chinese, with English and French translations.  This important text documents the day-by-day events of all the key players in this important movement.

Other contributors to the book include Musée Maillol curator Bertrand Lorquin, author of Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China Professor Michael Sullivan and a biography of the artist by Katie de Tilly.  In addition, it includes a chapter about Wang Keping from, New York Times journalist, Fox Butterfield’s 1981 book, China, Alive in the Bitter Sea.Wang Keping’s works from the days of the Stars Exhibition through to the current day are looked at and his major themes are explored.  The evolution of his work over the years can be seen here through some of his favourite works where form and nature guide his path.


ISBN: 978-988-97432-3-9

Huang Rui – The Stars’ Times 1977-1984
Thinking Hands and Guanyi Contemporary Art Archive
30 Nov 2006
Designed by Huang Rui and Zhao Hongyang.

Huang Rui is a Beijing artist that has been both famous and active in the Chinese contemporary art scene for the last 27 years. He is one of the leaders of the famous "STARS EXHIBITION" where in 1979 thirty some protestors demanding artistic freedom opened the doors for the entire contemporary art emergence that is exploding in China today. He is also the backbone behind Beijing's Daishanzi Factory 798 Art District.

Huang Rui is one of the most challenging artists of China, who has never stopped claiming his strong independence from any kind of system, be it artistic or political. This book documents his early works and the stories during the Stars period, and records the conversations of Huang Rui with influential figures in Chinese contemporary art including Gao Minglu, Britta Erickson and Feng Boyi. Other contributors include Michael Sullivan, Geremie Barmé, Chiba Shigeo, Li Xianting. Also included are valuable every day images and media coverages from the Stars period.

Li Wei
Li Wei and Marella Gallery
31 Aug 2005

Beijing performance and conceptual photographer Li Wei, may live and work in China but his fame and popularity is flying all over the world. He is not afraid to have endurance tests on himself to make an artistic statement. He is renowned for his series of performances in which his body acts a missile that seems to have fallen from the sky and his head having landed on earth, or through a car windshield or through a glass floor, etc. Li Wei also puts his head through a mirror with a hole in it and stands in public squares or on pylons in Venice the reflected images meshing with his own in a layered message where superimpositions of real and reflected images seem to fuse together.  
His messages like his works scream with meaning of modern man’s blindness to the social problems of today. Li Wei would like to make you think and through his shocking performances he would like you to think about contemporary problems. 

Pages: 200 (paperback)



Comerchina
Huang Rui

Designed by Huang Rui & Cheng Yan
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Huang Rui brings a series of new paintings and installations that are themed on “Comerchina”, a modern word coined by combining commercialization and China. The artist reflects deeply on the notions of China’s obsession with materialism and its striving for money far exceeding that for intellectual prowess. Comerchina uses the symbols of money, adverts and the touch pad of our mobile phones to create a highly stylized group of paintings that reflect the energy and superficiality of China’s current subconscious.Huang Rui is one of China’s most highly regarded artists, a founding member of the Stars Group of 1979 and a seminal figure of the Dashanzi Factory 798 Art District. Since co-organizing China’s first public art exhibition in Beijing in 1979, Huang Rui has sought to express art’s function as a reflection of society and its strength in addressing contemporary concerns. Huang Rui was recently named by Beijing TV as one of the 300 most influential people in China since 1949.


30 Portraits / 30 Days / Hong Kong
Vincent Fantauzzo and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Hong Kong shines in its diversity. With a fervor that is vertiginous, this city is like no other. As an artist in residence with the 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Vincent Fantauzzo captures a slice of Hong Kong in his project 30 portraits/30 days/Hong Kong. Unlike visiting a city as a tourist the grueling pressure of finding his subjects forces him to really look at and into the people of a town. Fantauzzo paints figures in the pictorial space using techniques in photography and film to create a narrative. Through the use of contrasting elements of light and dark, shadows and colours, he creates depth in his images and heightens the realism and theatrical effect. In 2008 and 2009, Fantauzzo was named the winner of the Archibald People’s Choice Award, the prior one being a painting he had done of Heath Ledger, just before his death.
John Young
John Young

Born in Hong Kong in 1956, John Young moved to Australia at the age of 11 to complete his studies. In the mid seventies he read philosophy of science and aesthetics at the university of Sydney where he became interested in conceptualism and minimalism and worked collaboratively with prominent Australian artists and avant-garde musicians a generation above him.
John Young’s intellectual rigour combined with a fundamental commitment to painting, make him one of the most fascinating and respected artists in Australia today. He has held more than 50 solo exhibitions and over 150 group shows. A large survey exhibition covering 27 years of works was held at the new TarraWarra Museum of Art in Melbourne. This award-wining monograph of his works was published to coincide with the show. It includes an essay by Dr Carolyn Barnes, which encompasses the greater extent of John Young’s life’s work, providing a clear account of his evolving thought and rigorous dialectical positioning within and relative to its productive body.

Cang Xin

Cang Xin is a member of The East Village Artists of 1994, one of China’s most controversial groups of artists which included Ai Wei Wei, Zhang Huan and Ma Liuming. This 276-page book was published for his first one-man show in Hong Kong at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, entitled EXISTENCE IN TRANSLATON 1993-2006.
 Born in Manchuria, Cang Xin is a Shaman. Shamans believe that the living spirit exists in everything, in both animate and inanimate objects. “Shamans are seen as mysterious spiritual envoys who can transverse the boundaries of life and death, going in and out of different bodies.”
This book traces the progression of this artist’s breaking of the boundaries between both Western and Eastern conceptual art. It documents the performance by Cang Xin, from his date in the East Village to 2005, featuring several series of his works; “Communication” “Identity Exchange” and “Heaven and Earth as One.”


Big Bamboo
William Furniss

William Furniss was born in London in 1970. After three years assisting British portrait photographers such as Patrick Lichfield, Geoffery Shakerley, Marc Stanes, and Terry O’Niell, Furniss moved to Hong Kong in 1993 to develop his own style of portraiture and fine art reportage. Hong Kong has been the base of his fine art and international commercial photography business ever since. Photographing amongst the concrete spires of Central and the lush green forests hanging in the clouds above, Furniss seeks to give the visual sensation of actually being deep in the action. Images in Big Bamboo - Images of the Urban Jungle include colour abstractions and black and white street reportage which describe the atmosphere and excitement of our magnificent city. Shooting celluloid and creating his effects through pure camera work, Furniss uses old school techniques to realize thoroughly modern images. Furniss maintains his stylistic ethos of rigorous avoidance of manipulating the content of the images by any other means that those available in the camera, leading this cityscapes vivid dimensions rarely seen in contemporary fine art photography.