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Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing – partnerships – 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing – partnerships – 2017

This international group exhibition, entitled partnerships exhibits the works of more than 30 artists from over seven countries and forms a part of a whole and represents an interactive relationship between cultures. The artworks provide an insight into contemporary, current art. Paintings (in various techniques), drawings, graphics, calligraphies, collages, photographs, sculptures, reflect the cultural differences or even similarities. In addition, the works show the individual views of the individual artists from various cultural circles.

By unifying international artists’ positions and bringing them to an intercultural dialogue, the exhibition “partnerships” aims to create a link between nations through art. The variety of exhibits by Western and Asian artists describes the ability to maintain a clear position while remaining in a complex interplay. These are activities that have evolved based on perception and experience.

partnerships is a synonym for tolerance and cohesion. The selected artworks testify to the sensibility, subtlety and leniency of the artists who show their own perception of the world in this exhibition and leave a lasting impression. Their works of art have their claims expressed to the world and compete with other strong perspectives of reality. Some conquer the space and some withdraw elegantly. Some want to be placed on a pedestal while others require a dark environment to protect their surface from the light. Some are preferred to perform in groups or as soloists. Some exhibits communicate with the viewers when piano notes accompany them. No matter how but all the selected works are interrelated and form a (new) whole.

A partnership is, after all, a pendulum between reason and passion, emancipation and headwind, trust and anatomy. It is also a chance to make visible lines of international art development across the borders.

The project is documented with photographs, texts and films. The documentation will be published after the exhibition is finished.

The exhibition opens on April 26 at 16:00 O’clock at the MoCA Museum Beijing. After an introduction, the VIP guests will have an exclusive evening with a piano concerto by the Russian pianist Nina Aristova who musically embraces the works of Werkstatt Atmani.

Curators: Nour Nouri (the Director of Pashmin Art Gallery) and Michael Suh (the executive director of MoCA)
Sponsors: Pashmin Art Gallery, Leader Telecom Technology Ltd (China), vibrARTion

The exhibition will be on display from April 27th, 2017 until June 10th.
The museum opening hours are from Tuesday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 O’clock.
The press conference will take place on April 26 at 14:00 O’clock.
Address: No. 500, Daxing Zhuang Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing
About the museum:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing (MoCA Beijing) is located at the Art Center Park in Songzhuang Town, Beijing. The Art Center Park encompasses nearly fifty acres of creativity and activity space bringing forth a natural, quiet, and peaceful environment. MoCA Beijing is committed to the exchange and promotion of contemporary art.

It was formed so as to develop the state of contemporary art in a systematic and extensive way focusing on academia, literature, and exhibitions to foster interaction and integration from multi perspectives and levels to cooperate with one another. Every year MoCA Beijing collaborates with other international museums and holds three to five exhibitions and a nomination show by independent curators. MoCA Beijing also organizes the collaboration of international artists and a platform for MoCA Beijing has hosted many international and domestic exhibitions. Past examples are “China’s Modern Painters Exhibition” (Beijing)”, “China’s Avant-Garde Painting Exhibition” (Hong Kong), and “Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition” (Berlin), etc.

Recent exhibitions and shows include “Contemporary Art Evolution”, “What is China”, “The Will of China”, “Chinese Expression”, “Undoing Shuimo”, “A New Ink Sprint”, “The Zero State”, “Forms of the Formless”, “Kinetic Art” and “Critical Connections” etc. Such performances are highly acclaimed by both domestic and international artists.

To become a hotbed and power station for contemporary art is a goal of MoCA Beijing. We will strive to further develop along this path of creativity and communication.