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MUSÉE Magazine|Exhibition Review: “Yet, Only Voice Echoed.”

Curated by Cathy Fan, the Chief Editor of Artnet China, “Yet, Only Voice Echoed” is a poetic journey of translation between text and image, ancient and contemporary, as well as East and West, while challenging and complicating these simplistic divisions in the process. It will be on view through Aug. 21.

Tai Xiangzhou’s solo exhibition opened at the Nanchizi Art Museum

Tai Xiangzhou’s solo exhibition Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou opened at the Nanchizi Art Museum in Beijing on May 29, 2021. The show is organized by the Nanchizi Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, and jointly organized by Yunmiao Culture. It is a parallel exhibition of Tai’s solo exhibition now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tai Xiangzhou’s Solo Exhibition to be Held at the Art Institute of Chicago from March 11 to September 20, 2021

Tai Xiangzhou’s solo exhibition Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou will open at the Art Institute of Chicago in March 2021. The show will last till August 2021. The exhibition is curated by Tao Wang, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art & Curator of Chinese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Fourteen works by Tai, including horizontal and vertical scrolls, screens, and album leaves, will be on view at the show.

High Hanging Fruits — Podcast | Authentic or Forgery?

The podcast “High Hanging Fruits” is hosted by playwright Zhu Yi and astrophysicist Liu Jia. In its latest episode, Fu Qiumeng talks about the show Authentic or Forgery: How does a Chinese Connoisseur Work? Fangyu Wang’s Research on Bada Shanren, as well as her thoughts on ink painting, forgery, art auction, and running a gallery in New York. Some of the questions she addresses include: How to look at classical Chinese painting? Who are interested in classical Chinese art in the west? What do contemporary artists paint with ink and wash?

Madame Figaro Column|The Recluse Culture: Chinese Classical Landscape Paintings’ Spirituality and its Developments in Time

Madame Figaro invited Fu Qiumeng to write a column about classical Chinese culture. In her article, Fu talks about how artists of the ancient and contemporary periods address the theme of reclusion, a classical theme in Chinese literati culture. She contextualizes this theme with the philosophy of Confucianism and Daoism. Based on this framework, she compares two sets of paintings—Wu Zhen’s Fisherman (《芦滩钓艇图》) (ca. 1530) and two photographs from Michael Cherney’s (add link to artist page) series Eight Views of the Xiao Xiang (Eight Views of the Xiao Xiang- Fishing Village in Evening Glow《潇湘八景之渔村落照》(2008–2009) and Eight Views of the Xiao Xiang- Mountain Market, Clearing Mist《潇湘八景之山市晴岚》(2008–2009)), Bada Shanren’s Simple and Solitary(《古澹萧寥》)(1864) and Yau Wing Fung’s (add link to artist page) Mirage VI (《蜃境-六》) (2019). According to Fu, reclusion does not necessarily mean the separation from society. Rather, it can be a gesture of resistance. By taking one step back, literati may find a profound way of connecting with their mind and nature, which inspires their cultural production in various forms.

Artnet News interviewed Fu Qiumeng about her career trajectory.

In “Career Stories (职场故事)” published on Artnet News (Artnet新闻), Artnet News interviewed Fu Qiumeng about her career trajectory. She talks about how she switched from the advertising industry to the auction business, her notion of entrepreneurship in the art world, her understanding of contemporary ink, the people who have mentored her along the way, and the founding of Fu Qiumeng Fine Art. She emphasizes the importance of approaching art from the perspective of Chinese literati, a necessary condition for understanding one’s cultural identity in the globalized present. She also talks about her thoughts about career choices. As she said, “career may not be an either-or choice. It depends on what kind of person I ultimately want to be, and it is achieved through continuous learning and working.”

Michael Cherney’s Ten Thousand Li of the Yangzi River on view at the First Jinan International Biennial

Eight handscrolls from Michael Cherney’s Ten Thousand Li of the Yangzi River series are on view at the Shandong Art Museum as part of the First Jinan International Biennial. This biennial lasts from December 13, 2020 to March 12, 2021. Entitled “Power of Harmony”, it presents 596 pieces of artworks from 132 artists.

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