北京当代艺术馆 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART BEIJING
2015-06-07 中瑞艺术节:从喜马拉雅到阿尔卑斯 秦风 “墨变” 新作展

 

 

Time:  June 5—October 30,2015

 CuratorsGertrud AESCHLIMANN, Michael SUH 

Academic AdvisorsRoy OPPENHEIM, Marlena DONOHUE      

SponsorsMuseum Art-st-Urban, Shanghai Himalayas Museum 

Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art

SupportEmbassy of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland, Kanton Luzern Swisslos Kulturförderug, UBS Kulturstifung

 

And in fact, words fail to capture the experience of seeing how Qin Feng „projects” his huge paintings. „Projects” in the truest sense of the word, since he literally hurls the giant brush, like a big mop with a long handle, precisely in the predetermined direction he’s decided; the black ink or paint forcefully crashes horizontally onto canvas laid on the floor, and with the smashing of paint on canvas, leaves behind an energy-charged, deep black trail with round wide sprawling splashes, shooting out like rays from the black mass. Qin Feng’s rhythmic „tai chi”-like movements during this process are like a meditation in motion; with his energetic works, he allows us to revisit the Chinese philosophy of Kung Fu - „... the endeavor to perfect oneself by constantly moving forward and artfully bringing the internal state to the outside through action, in unity of mind and body” (Confucius). In Qin’s paintings, explosive areas of conflict – the transformative phases of balancing forces - yin and yang - are made visi  

It is our pleasure and honor to have this great artist accept our invitation to come to St. Urban. Qin Feng developed a complete exhibition in a few week residency here in Spring in the museum-art-st-urban studios. Sometimes working straight through the night,  inspired by the energy of this “power place” and the unique environment of the monastery.  This intensely  shared time with the very interesting and philosophical artist was a great experience which we count among the highlights of our 10-year-oldart-st-urban time

   art-st-urban provides a unique platform with its versatile exhibitionpossibilities for the  contemporary Chinese art of Qin Feng. The historicarea of the Abbey  St. Urban with the monastic, spiritual aura, is a perfect setting and opens up an exciting contrast to his works.

   We thank the government of the canton of Lucerne for the highly valued support and patronage of the festival, along with the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, the canton  administration of the Abbey ,  LUPS,  for the hospitality  in the Abbeys area,  and all participants for their valuable assistance in the implementation and support  to prepare and install the exhibitions. 

    We thank the various Chinese art and cultural institutions and academic advisors at the various Art-Exchange projects and we thank the donors and sponsors for their generous support of this valuable and sometimes far-reaching cultural exchange - programs between China and Switzerland. We would especially like to mention the very pleasant cooperation for this current exhibition with the artist Qin Feng, supported by the Himalaya Museum Shanghai and Shanghai Zandai Group, and the MOCA Beijing, headed by Executive Director Michael Suh and Co-curator of the show.

  A warm welcome in St. Urban to  the artist Qin Feng and his delegation from China, as well as all guests and visitors of his exhibition.

By/ Gertrud and Heinz Aeschlimann

art-st-urban


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