Han Feng: Floating City
NUO Hotel, Beijing
HAN Feng 韩锋
Duration: 9th December, 2017 – 31st March, 2018
Address: NUO Hotel, Jia 2 Jiangtai Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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ShanghART is pleased to present Han Feng’s Solo Project-"Floating City" in NUO Hotel from 9th Dec., 2017 to 31st Mar., 2018. Han Feng created the huge numbers of installation work- "Floating City" (2550 pieces in total) in 2013. The exhibition in NUO Hotel is a part of this work.
Also known as copying and nihility, the artwork appears as an island, presenting a city in which we live in full details on parchment paper. Hung in air, they wave in wind as if daily life were dissolving into nothingness. Another facet of the artwork implies the traces of copying one finds everywhere in rapidly developed cities in China. A house is copied by another; a community by another; and a city by another.
Since 2009 Han feng photographed a lot of buses and buildings in China. It recorded a real city at different space and time. Contrast to their solid quality in real life, when relocated in a imaginary visual world, the buses and buildings are transformed into hollow and fragile paper boxes, suddenly all these familiar details of our everyday life creates a strong emptiness in our minds.
Han Feng (b.1972) is a subtle painter and a quirky installation artist. In 2008, he received the “Creative M50 Jury Award” and two years later Han Feng won the first prize of “John Moores Painting Prize (China)”. Britain’s Saatchi Gallery and Japan’s Aichi Triennial both exhibited major works of Han Feng in 2013. In 2012, Han Feng had a solo exhibition at CCCA Manchester and in 2011 his works were shown at the 3rd Biennial at the End of the World in Ushuaia, Argentina as well as in MoCA and Around Space both in Shanghai.
* John Moores Painting Prize
The “John Moores Painting Prize” is one of the oldest (established in1957) and most important painting prizes worldwide. It is also part of the Liverpool Biennial. Winners include Peter Doig, Michael Raedecker, Lisa Milroy, and more back even Richard Hamilton and David Hockney. “The John Moores Painting Prize (China)” was established in 2010 and Han Feng won the First prize for his painting “Airplane” (now in the DSL collection). The jury in 2010 consists of Lewis Biggs, the curator of Liverpool Triennial, artist Zeng Fanzhi and some other celebrities of art circle.
** Creative M50
Established in 2007, Creative M50 is a prize award yearly for young and unique artists from all over China. “The Creative M50 Jury Award” is the most important prize of the over 20 nomination artist from the yearly Creative M50 awards. The 2008 jury members, when Han Feng was awarded the prize, included artists such as Ding Yi, Wang Xing Wei, Xue Song and Zhou Tiehai; and Zhang Qing, the Deputy Curator of NAMOC (National Art Museum of China), as well as Jin Weidong of M50 creative district.
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