We are honored to be invited to a cocktail reception and an art auction in support of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art at Equinox Gallery.

很荣幸,我们这次受邀参加了在Equinox美术馆举办的鸡尾酒会和艺术拍卖,以支持Yishu(典藏国际版)杂志

At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen
At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen
At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen

Yishu is the first English language journal to focus on Chinese contemporary art and culture. It offers a platform for a wide range of voices who are living and telling the story of contemporary Chinese art from a diversity of perspectives, and who provide dialogue and debate around current visual and literary forms produced within what constitutes an expanded understanding of contemporary Chinese art.

在中国当代艺术和文化方面,Yishu可谓首开先河的英文杂志。它给了那些从不同角度述说当代中国艺术故事的人们一个各抒己见的平台,他们围绕现今视觉及文学形式展开了对话和讨论,这些形式正是在对中国当代艺术理解的不断拓宽中产生出来的。

At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen
At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen
Amelia Gao, Vancouver Art Gallery Trustee, Photo: Lloyd Chen
Shengtian Zheng, Director of Yishu Initiative of Contemporary Chinese Art Society, Photo: Lloyd Chen

The artworks were generously donated by renowned artists, collectors, and galleries. Featured artists include Xu Bing, Wang Dongling, Ken Lum, Gu Xiong, Paul Wong, Lisa Birke, Michael Edward Miller and Summer Xia.

这些作品都来自一些知名艺术家、收藏家和画廊的慷慨捐赠。重点艺术家有:徐冰、王冬龄、林蔭庭、顾雄、黄柏武、丽莎 • 比尔克、迈克尔 • 爱德华 • 米勒和夏慧雯。

At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen

We are pleased to win the auction on Paul Wong’s limited edition art prints. Paul Wong is an award-winning Canadian artist, curator, and organizer of public interventions since the mid-1970s. He is known for his radical approach and engagement with issues of race, sex, and death.

我们很高兴拍得了黄柏武的限量艺术印刷品。黄柏武是位屡获殊荣的多媒体艺术家。自1970年代中期起以策展人、公共艺术行动组织者等多重身份在艺术节活跃创作。他的作品具有强烈的实验性及自发性质,善于观察种族、性别问题和生命的脆弱。

Paul Wong, Chineses Cafes: The Five Energies – Wood, 1997, Photo-silkscreen print, Photo: Lloyd Chen
Lloyd Chen and Paul Wong (left to right) in front of Chinese Cafes: The Five Energies – Wood

We immediately saw the connection with this piece, combining Eastern and Western culture. It conveys oversea living based on historical, family, and contemporary photographs of Chinese Café culture in Western Canada. It is classy and traditional. The Daoist system of “The five energies” – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – and it’s corresponding colours influence the aesthetics of the series.

我们立即从这一作品感受到了中西合并的链接。它以加拿大西部中国咖啡馆文化的历史、家庭和当代照片为基础,向我们传达了海外生活的状态。作品既经典又传统。并以“五能”的 木、火、土、金、水,及其相应的颜色影响了这一系列的美学。

At Equinox Gallery, Photo: Lloyd Chen

Chinese contemporary art undoubtedly attracts more and more attention in the international art market. Nowadays, auctions and other related supporting activities gradually promote Chinese contemporary art "going global", which has a very good standing in the international art market.

中国的当代艺术在国际艺术品市场上无疑正越来越受到关注,拍卖与其他相关的活动,逐渐推动形成一个有利于中国艺术品“走出去”的链条,并在全国艺术市场已占有了一席之地。

Author

Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

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