publications

DNA Visual Exhibition 20032003-09-05
In celebration of the DNA Visual Exhibition which took place as part of the the first Contemporary Art Biennale in Beijing, 2003. This exhibition was curated by Karen Patterson, and involved photography and video works by 53 top artists living and working in the mainland. Karen strove to bring the audience to appreciate the return to what the original concept of photos were used for, something which could be held in the hand. Each artist submitted works which did not exceed 5 cm x 5 cm or 5 cm x 7 cm in size. Even the video monitor screens were 5 cm x 7 cm in size!

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Front Line ContemporaryLIU Zheng and ZHANG Hui2007-01-15
This exhibition was not only the first exhibition for Vanguard Gallery, which later became Front Line Contemporary, but was a fund raiser for artist couple LIU Zheng and ZHANG Hui's son who was born with several serious heart problems. Oil and fibreglass works of the two artists were on display, highlighting their skill in painting and sculpture.
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Front Line ContemporaryMA Yanling2007-11-10
MA Yanling Solo Exhibition catalogue, featuring photography and oil based works by the artist.
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Front Line ContemporaryBetween play and insight2011-04-02
This book is titled “between play and insight”, this is a philosophical definition which first refers to CAI Hongshuo's creative process in the making of the props like “ play”, but the contradictory metaphors of his work is absolutely“insight”. His work extends the pictures as a planar medium but also enriches the dimensions of the medium of photography. On this basis, the subjects he depicts and the positions he expresses have become a unique paradigm, which you can further follow to think, talk and pursue, and continue to express the feelings and positions in today China's huge buildings, bustling cities, hectic time, erratic beliefs and contradictory feelings, even look forward to his next new visual effects, contradictory relationship and language systems with his special mechanism presentation.
 
Mathieu BoryzeviczFANG WEI2015-01-17
Through his work, Fang Wei weaves abstract narratives - inhabited by spirits, shadows, and fleeting glimpses - onto his multiple surfaces. In this book, the author take a chronological approach to Fang Wei's work.His most recent works can be divided in two bodies: one dominated by strange mythological narratives, and one in which a web becomes the central compositional device. The web is employed as both an abstract pictorial strategy as well as a way to entwine and restrain the central figure in a maze of interlocking visual laces. Fang’s ambiguous but evocative themes are always equally as important as his development of a technique that is characterized by a tension between tight brushwork and its fluid appearances. From afar the works looks like watercolors but upon closer inspection the solidity of rigorously painted oils emerge.
Fang Wei studied and lived in Japan before returning to his native Shanghai in 2005. He has held solo shows at Shanghai Gallery of Art and participated in many group exhibitions. His work is in the DSL Collection and many private collections worldwide.