SUI Jianguo

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SUI Jianguo

Né en 1956 à Qingdao en Chine.

Habite à Pékin.

Biographie

Né à Qingdao, dans la province de Shandong en 1956, Sui Jianguo a étudié la sculpture, à la Shandong Academy of Fine Arts, puis à la Central Academy of Fine Arts à Pékin, où il officie à présent en temps que professeur et directeur du département «Sculpture». Mondialement connu pour ses dinosaures et ses vestes Mao, Sui Jianguo a exposé partout dans le monde et ses œuvres sont présentes dans beaucoup de collections publiques.

La sculpture de Sui Jianguo représente l’introspection dans le processus artistique dans la Chine moderne : que ce soit le réalisme dans ses premières œuvres ou les formes classiques, dans sa suite les « vestes » Mao et les « dinosaures », dont il est question ici; ses sculptures traduisent essentiellement ce que représente les « idoles » du passé, ce qu’elles sont réellement dans l’inconscient du peuple chinois contemporain.

Sui Jianguo a participé à de nombreuses expositions internationales, tant d’un point de vue individuel que collectif : citons des institutions telles que Musée Beeldenaan Zee, La Haye, Pays-Bas, aujourd’hui musée d’art, Beijing, Chine, le Musée d’Art Contemporain, Taipei, Taiwan; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines ainsi que l’Exposition Universelle, Shanghai, Chine 2010.


Commentaire

Directeur du département sculpture de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts, c'est grâce à lui que la sculpture abstraite et conceptuelle a été acceptée par les autorités chinoises. Dépassant les frontières de la Chine, il est probablement l'un des sculpteurs les plus prometteurs du XXIème siècle. En sculptant sa veste bombée à l'image de Mao Zedong, il veut associer chaque compatriote dans sa démarche d'introspection.
Cette veste voulue par Sun Yatsen en 1911 et portée par des millions d'individus en Chine symbolise la paternité d'une période qui a marqué toute une génération, symbole culturel extraordinairement puissant.
Plus récemment, son dinosaure rouge (symbole de la Chine impériale comme de la Chine communiste) porte gravée sur la poitrine la mention « Made in China », clin d’œil aux jouets en plastique du début de l'envolée économique chinoise, symbole cette fois d'une Chine millénaire qui s'éveille à la contemporanéité.

Expositions

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES (sélection)

2015

Tachable,Pace Beijing,China

2014

Sui Jianguo, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA, USA
Sui Jianguo: Blind Portraits, Public Art Fund, Central Park, NY, USA

2013

Sui Jianguo: Physical Trace, Galerie Scheffel, Frankfurt, Germany
Sui Jianguo: Physical Trace 2, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

2012

Sui Jianguo's Discus Thrower, The British Museum, London, UK
Sui Jianguo, Pace Beijing, 798, Beijing, China
Restrained Power: Sui Jianguo's Work, MOCA, Singapore

2011

The Hague Under Heaven – Sui Jianguo Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague,
Holland

2010

Made in China by Sui Jianguo, Art Issue Projects, Beigao District, Beijing, China

2009

Motion/Tension : New Work by SuiJianguo, Today Art Museum ,Beijing,China

2008

Art Time Square-Exhibition of works by Sui Jianguo, HongKong, China
Revealing Traces, Joyart, Beijing, China

2007

Dian Xue - Sui Jianguo Art Works, OCAT, Shanghai, China
Speeding up – Sui Jianguo Space Video, Arario, Beijing, China

2005

Sui Jianguo: The Sleep of Reason, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA

1999

Clothes Veins Studying, Passage Gallery, Beijing, China

1997

You Meet the Shadow of one Hundred Years, VCA, Melbourne, Australia

1996

Exhibition of Works by Sui Jianguo, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

1995

Deposit and Fault, New Delhi Culture Centre, India

1994

Remember of Space, CAFA Gallery, Beijing, China
Exhibition of Works by Sui Jianguo, Hanart (Taipei) Gallery, Taïwan

 


EXPOSITIONS DE GROUPE (sélection)

2015

Situated in Future/Beyond Today,Today’s Art Museum,Beijing,China

Objecthood,Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum,China

2014

Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery,London,England

Busan Biennale 2014, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

Future Returns: Contemporary Art From China, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, US

2013

Blickachsen 9: Sculpture in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt RheinMain, Frankfurt, Germany
Space Drawings, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

2012

The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: Accidental Message, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
Special Show for The 1st International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture, Kiev, Ucrain

2011

Leaving Realism Behind, Pace Beijing, Beijng, China
Start from the Horizon-Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Ideology and Manifestation, Wenxuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China
the 4th Guangdong Trinnale, GMOA, China
Super-Orgnasm-CAFAM Biennale, Beijing, China
Collection History-China New Art, MOCA Chengdu, China
Martell Artists of the Year, Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou

2010

Made in Pop Land, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
The city of forking paths, The sculpture project of the expo boulevard, world expo Shanghai
The constructed dimension - 2010 Chinese contemporary art invitational exhibition, National Art Museum of China
Sculpture - Sui Jianguo and his students, A4 gallery, Chengdu, China

2009

The home court, White Box Museum of Art, 798, Beijng China
Beijing—Havana The Revolution of Art, The National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
I Can Believe Chinese Contemporary Artist’s Exhibition & Star Art Museum Opening Exhibition
Embrace Suzhou - Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Suzhou Art Mseum, China
09 Art Changsha, Hunan Museum, Changsha, China
Conversation With Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Milennium Park, Chicaco, USA
State Legacy-Research in the visualisation of political history Manchester, MMU, UK
Spectacle—to each his own, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, TaÏwan

2008

Art and Chinese Revolution, Asia Society, New York, USA
Beyond-Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth, UK
Conciliatory-Bozinan Biennalia, Bozinan Art Museum, Poland
Come Over, Li Space, Caochangdi, Beijing, China
Hanging in Sky Drifting on Surface, Linda Gallery, 798 Beijing, China
Reflective Asia—3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Musuem, Nanjing, China
Hypallage — The Post - Moden Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Half - life of a Dream — Contemporary Chinese Art, SFMOMA, USA
Ships at Sea, Henk Visch & Sui Jianguo, C - Space, Beijing, China
New World Order, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Free Fall, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
Crouching Paper Hidden Dragon, F2 Gallery, Caochangdi, Beijing
Hunting Birds, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China

2007

Energy—Spirit, Body, Material, The First Today’s Documents 2007, Today’s Art
Museum, Beijing, China
Forms of Concepts—the reform of concepts of Chinese contemporary Art 1987-2007, Hubei Art Museum, China
Red Hot - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Finland
Fashion Accidentally, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taïwan
What is Monoha?, B.T.A.P., Beijing, China
Breathe, Jinan, China
Top 10 Chinese Contemporary Sculptors, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Socart, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
We Are Your Future - Special Project for 2nd Moscow Biennale, Russia

2006 City in Progress / Live from Zhang Jiang, Shanghai, China
Double - kick Cracker, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
Susi - Future & Fantasy, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, The Philippines
Absolute Images, Arario Tian, South Korea
China Trade, International Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada
Jianghu, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
On the Edge, Davis Museum and Culture Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA

2005

Beautiful Cynicism, Arario, Beijing, China
Ten Thousands Year, Postmodern City, Beijing, China
To Each His Own, Zero-Space 798, Beijing, China
Xianfeng! Chinese Avant-garde sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Transportation Box, Jianwai SOHO, Beijing, China
On the Edge - Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA

2004

Now - Conceptual Estate in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
The First Nominative Exhibition of Fine Art Literature, Wuhan, China
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia
Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
What Is Art - Two Wrongs Can Make One Right, Xian Art Museum, Xian, China
Playing With Chi Energy, House of Shiseido, Tokyo, Japan
Exposition des Sculptures Chinoises, Jardin Des Tuileries, Paris, France
Busan Sculpture Project, Busan, South Korea
Light As Fuck, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Beyond Boundaries, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
Celebrating 20 Years of Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Art on the Beach, Galerie Enrico Navarra and Hanart T Z Gallery, St. Tropez, France
Future and Past, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Lili Waiwai, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France

2003 Open Sky, Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Open Time, National Gallery, Beijing, China
Triennial for Contemporary Art by the Sea, Beaufort, Pmmk, Museum of Modern Art, Oostend, Belgium
Today’s Chinese Art, Century Alter Art Museum, Beijing, China

2002

Artists of the Ideal, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
Paris-Pekin, Espace Cardin, Paris, France
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2001 Open 2001, Lido, Venice, Italy
Transplantation in Situ, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Between Earth and Heaven: New Classical Movements in the Art of Today, Museum of Modern Art, Oostend, Belgium
Art on the Beach, Nice, France

2000

Chinese Sculpture International Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Biennial 2000, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Sharing Exoticisms – Contemporary Art Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France

1999

Art China, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A
Transcience – Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, U.S.A.; toured in University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, USA; and The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA until December 1999
Mao: From Icon to Irony – The Cult of Mao Zedong from the mid 1940’s to the 1990’s, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
The 14th International Asia Art Exhibition, Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Les Champs De La Sculpture 2000, Paris, France
Avant-Gardes En Chine, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
The Second International Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

1998

The 1st Annual Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, China

1997

A Point of Contact – Korean, Chinese and Japanese Contemporary Art, Taegu Culture
Centre, Korea
Dream of China – 97’ Chinese Contemporary Art, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China

1996

From the East of Urasia – Japan, Korea, and China, Installation & Painting 1996, Kodama
Gallery, Osaka, Japan
The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artist, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

1995

From the Central Kingdom: Chinese Avant-Garde Artists, Centre d’Art Santa Monica,
Barcelona, Spain
Women Site, Beijing Contemporary Art Gallery, China

1994

Substance and Creativity – Asian Arts and Craft from its Origin to Present Day, Hiroshima,
Japan

1993

China’s New Art, Post-1989, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong
Kong; toured in Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene, U.S; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana, U.S; Salina Arts Center, Kansas, U.S; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois, U.S; San Jose Museum of Art, California, U.S from 1994 to 1997
Mao Goes Pop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Sui Jianguo and W.K.P Sculpture Exhibition, Chinese Modern Art Centre, Osaka, Japan

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