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2015年3月20日 星期五

Art Basel 2015.1

Art Central was organized by those who previously organized Art HK, now replaced by Art Basel, whether in competition or complementary to the latter, I have no idea. Art Basel 2015 follows close at the heels of Art Central (just concluded on 16th March) at the Convention Centre.



The entrance to Hall 1 of the Art Basel HK 2015, full of huge cartoons above and a painted floor picture below in the shape of various spirals filled with what looks like scales or coins at the end of which appears a human figure painted gold with a pine cone for his head and a box in his hands. Here we find people busily taking photos under the huge hung posters.




A painting done like an unfolded traditional Chinese ink painting on rice paper depicting how the path of Qi (氣) runs through the body not of man but of a penguin (!) in 1995 by Guo Fengyi (郭鳳怡) ( 1942-1995)  a self-taught artist who learned Qi kung because of her illness and then painting.




Bamboo 1995, same artist with what looks like a man and a woman at opposite end joined together inside, symbolizing yin and yang



Plein (Full)  1990 by Thomas Hirschhorn,  a Swiss artist working in Paris: some 40 printed papers, cardboards, tapes and markers in all sorts of patterns in mock child-like style dominated by red and rectangles as its principal motifs.




A shiny metallic shoe-wearing and bear-like sculpture of a human being



A green patch found on part of the body of that metal sculpture with what looks like grit and wood splinters embedded inside: its link to Nature?.



Intermission (Halloween Afghanistan VI) 2014 by Jennifer Allora (b. 1974)  & Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971) living and working in Puerto Rico : 4 color separation woodcut print on linen. Their art of often subversive as they intend to call attention to the disruptive forces of globalization: its imperialism and consumerism.




Head, 2007 in bronze by Mexican sculptor Gabriel Orozco (b. 1972) working on drawing, photography, sculpture, painting and installation.


"A computer (chinese transliteration "electronic brain")  is controlled by a pig's brain, 2014 #2 by Cheng Guogu (鄭國谷)  oil on canvas




Brain nerves (Carl Gustav Jung) 2015  by the same artist: oil on canvas


Brain nerves of Mother Teresa of Calcutta 2015  by the same artist


A yellow oval mirror with what appears a wire ball inside


Totem 1971 in bronze by Joan Miró


 
Another sculpture by him



a different view of the same


Miró's Untitled III 30th June, 1964 : gouage, watercolor, watercolor crayon, pastel and collage on black paper.




His Personnage 1949: oil on canvas



His Personnages, oiseaux 22 July, 1979  in Indian ink, pastel crayon, oil on torn paper
 
   
His Oiseaux 7th January 1976 in Indian ink, wax crayon, pastel crayon on grey cardboard



Mother's !!! (Tree) 2008 by Lin Tinmiao (林天苗), known for her thread winding technique which she uses to express the social role of women.




Seeing Shadow 49, 2010 in C-print on canvas, silk and cotton threads by the same artist




A mobile sculpture



same but different



To be Honest with You 2015 in oil, wax, flour on linen by Robert Janitz


The Cool Moment 2015 in the same kind of material by the same artist

 


Days of Hand 2014, same material, same artist



various sketches


Waulked Triangle MT02/MT01 2013: undyed wool from two black sheep, a strand of wool dyed with boletopsis ( a kind of mushroom), cork, cedar by American sculptor Helen Mirra (b. 1979)




Gartentraum (garden dream) 26.8.11 oil on canvas by Swiss painter Miriam Cahn 
(b. 1949)




In meinem garten leuchten (in my garden lamp) 03.07.2013 oil on wood by the same artist




Rennen (Running) 03.08.2013: oil on canvas by the same artist




Furuyuki 1999 by Kazuo Shiraga



Tsu-Riki 1975, same artist




Youren 1991, same artist
Peinture (Painting)  09.03.1961 by Pierre Soulages
 


Peinture (Painting)  07.02.1957 , same artist



Untitled 2005 by Zao Wou-ki (趙無極)
 

Another untitled work 02.05.2004 by him



 Another untitled work 04.02.1988 by the same artist




A further work dated 10.04.1970 by him




Untitled 1953 by Yayoi Kusama



Seed and Flower 1953 by the same artist



Egg (A. B C ) 1954 by the same artist

To be con'td