Pop Art, Surrealism, and Cultural Heritage Protection Come To Greater China
A roundup of current and upcoming arts events in the Greater China region, from Hong Kong’s Andy Warhol retrospective to a surrealist journey in Shanghai and BMW showing its cultural side in Beijing.
Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death, Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal brings to Asia the largest collection ever of the American Pop Artist’s oeuvre. The exhibition will feature over 300 paintings, photographs, screen prints, drawings, 3-D installations and sculptures, including key works like Jackie, Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Campbell’s Soup, Silver Liz, The Last Supper, and Self-Portrait. The exhibition also includes Warhol’s infamous film and video works as well as his Time Capsules, which the artist filled daily with souvenirs, letters, newspapers and magazines, business records, photographs, and other ephemera from his life. In particular, content from Time Capsule – 23 will be on display in Hong Kong, highlighting items Warhol collected during his visit to the city in 1982. After Hong Kong, Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal will visit three more cities across Asia from 2013 to 2014 including Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo.
Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Eternal (December 16, 2012 – March 31, 2013)
Hong Kong Museum of Art
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond — La Collection du Centre Pompidou
Paris’ Centre Pompidou, one of the world’s leading contemporary and modern art museums, has joined forces with one of China’s newest public art museums, the Power Station of Art for Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond — La Collection du Centre Pompidou. Part of the 2012 Shanghai Biennale, Electric Fields boasts 65 cases worth of video art, paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts, which according to Xiang Liping, a spokesperson for Power Station of Art, are divided into six different themes of surrealism, featuring masters such as French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp.
Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond — La Collection du Centre Pompidou (December 16, 2013 – March 15, 2013)
Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, 上海当代艺术博物馆
Lane 20, Huayuangang Lu, Near Miaojiang Lu,
Huangpu District, Shanghai
2012 BMW China Culture Journey Achievement Exhibition
From January 9 – 15, BMW China will be host to the 2012 BMW China Culture Journey Achievement Exhibition at Beijing 798 Art Zone’s 100 TZ Arts Center to celebrate the protection of China’s cultural heritage and folk customs.