EXHIBITION

Off Time: Thirty Years of Paintings by Kong Qian (1983-2016)

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

Off Time: Thirty Years of Paintings by Kong Qian (1983-2016)

Artist: Kong Qian

Curator: Xia Jifeng

 

Opening: 2016. 4.27, 4:00 pm

Duration: 2016.4.27 - 5.28

Venue: Hive Center for Contemporary Art


Hive Center for Contemporary Art is honored to announce the opening of Off Time: Thirty Years of Paintings by Kong Qian (1983-2016), which will launch at 4:00p.m. on April 27 2016. Curated by Xia Jifeng, the exhibition will continue until May 28, 2016. The retrospective exhibition will show his works of oil paintings and sketches from 1983 to the recent years.


Born in 1956 in Tianjin, Kong Qian graduated from the Mural Department of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1982 and began to work at the architecture department of Tianjin University; in 1986, he went back to work as professor and research advisor at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. In 1998, he visited Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts for academic exchanges. 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Kong Qian

 

1956       Born in Tianjin, ancestral in Shandong Province

1982       B.A in Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts

1982-1985     Work on Architecture Campus of Tianjin University

1998       Academic exchanges in the Antwerp Royal Academy of fine arts, Belgium

Now serves as professor and a teacher of masters at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Oil Printing Department since 1986

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016       Off Time: Thirty Years of Paintings by Kong Qian1984-2016, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015       Sketch of Life: Kong Qian solo exhibition, Distance Gallery, Tianjin, China

2012       Twenty Eight Pieces of Oil Printing, The Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

2002       Kong Qian's Sketch Solo Exhibition, COFCO Plaza, Beijing, China            

1998       Kong Qian's Sketch Solo Exhibition, The Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

 

Group Exhibitions

2015       Chinese Spirit,  China Oil Painting Institute, Tianjin Museum, Tianjin, China

2014       Independent Regiment: Eight people exhibition, Distance Gallery, Tianjin, China

2013       2012-2013 Paper printing  span years, Tianjin Exhibition Hall, Tianjin, China

2010       Cross Boundary: Art Exhibition, Cultural and Creative Industries, Tianjin, China

              Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and Keimyung University Group Exhibition, Tianjing, China

              "Summer Davos" in Asia Art Exhibition, Tianjin, China

              China Art Academies Group Exhibition, Shangshang Museum, Beijing, China

2009   The same goal, different forms: Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Teachers paintings collection, Nation Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 

2008       China: Paper Printing Exchange Exhibition with Belgium, Antwerp, Belgium

              Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition of Nation Art Museum of China, Nation Art Museum of China,Tianjin, China

2007       China: Paper Printing Exchange Exhibition with Belgium, The Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

2004       Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle Group Exhibition

2003       International Modern Sketch Art Exhibition, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Xi'an, China

1997       China Contemporary Sketch Art Exhibition, Nation Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1996       Three people Chinese Printing Group Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

1993       Tianjin Modern Oil Painting Society First Exhibition, The Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

1990       Tianjin Academy of Printing Eleven People Exhibition, Beijing Concert Hall Gallery, Beijing, China

1988       Second Tianjin Youth Art Festival, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China      

1984       Changzhou, Haerbin, Tianjin Three Provinces and City Art Exhibition, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China

1983       Fig:  the 1st Tianjin Youth Printing Exhibition, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China   

CURATORS

Xia Jifeng is born in 1969 in Zhejiang province. As writer and poet, he has published numerous works, including collection of short stories Young Criminals, collection of poems Learning to Write, The Sentimental Rhetoric, etc, and thousands of literary critiques. Since 2006 he started to get involved in the Chinese Contemporary Art sector. He observes the evolution of contemporary art through literary trends that he has experienced and understood,and has been committed to the development of Chinese Contemporary Art. With his strong ability and rich experience, Xia Jifeng curated a dozens of exhibitions in China and abroad. Lately he has been focusing on the retrospection and contemplation on Chinese Contemporary Art, especially the trends and attempts appeared after 2000. By curating exhibitions, writing and publishing art critiques, Xia Jifeng seeks to build a discourse system of which the main body consists of domestic curators, artists and art critics, a system that is unique and different from the western one.

He is now the director of Hive Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.

 

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Off Time: Thirty Years of Paintings by Kong Qian (1983-2016)

DATE: Apr 27 - May 28, 2016

ADDRESS: E06,798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

CURATOR: Xia Jifeng

ARTIST: Kong Qian

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