CIGE - China International Gallery Exposition
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[楼主] art-pa-pa 2009-04-16 15:46:33

CIGE - China International Gallery Exposition 2009

April 14th to 16th, 2009

text source: CIGE website

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of The People’s Republic of China, the 6th Edition of the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE 2009) will take place at the China World Trade Centre Exhibition Hall in Beijing in April 16 – 19, 2009 (Preview: April 15).

Entering the 21st century, and driven by a process of grand reform and internationalization, China has made remarkable achievements in its economic growth in the short period of 2 decades and emerged as a global force. China is increasing its economic and cultural exchanges with all the countries of the world, expecting to witness a period of rapid industrialization over the next 15 years.

Host city for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing is the cultural and economic centre of China. Especially in recent years, the art market in the Chinese capital has expanded rapidly with growing interest from abroad and more importantly, with strong growth in the domestic market. New art centers and communities have been growing everywhere in the city, bringing vitality and creativity to areas that used to be peripheral and now house a unique concentration of representative galleries from China as well as USA, UK, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Korea…

In 2004, the China International Gallery Exposition was launched in Beijing, on the purpose of 'Internationalism, Professionalism and Futurism', exhibiting galleries. After 5 years, CIGE is considered as the most established international art fair in Asia.

Presenting artworks from the 5 continents and over 22 countries, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Mexico … CIGE 2008 has been the most internationally diverse contemporary art fair to date in Asia.

Under the strong impulse of the Chinese market and other rising markets in Asia and around the world, CIGE 2009 is a unique global arena for the modern and contemporary art markets.

CIGE 2009 Gallery Exhibition the 1st floor Area A & B of the 13,000m2 China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall will host around 80 selected outstanding galleries from all over the world, presenting a panorama of modern and contemporary art. CIGE 2009 welcomes and encourages any form of art expression, including photography, video, painting, sculptures, mixed media, installations, etc.

Understanding the relevance of technology and globalization on the economic infrastructure of the art world, CIGE 2009 SPECIAL PROJECTS invite galleries, artists, not-for-profit art organizations, museums, institutions, private collection, and visitors to reflect on our contemporary visual culture.

1) CIGE 2009 Special Project MAPPING ASIA - Young Asian Artist Solo Shows : from Tokyo to Istanbul
The 2nd floor (Area D) of the China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall will host a number of solo shows of young and emerging artists from Asia. The projects are realized in collaboration with art galleries. During CIGE 2009 Preview exhibited projects will be evaluated by an international Art Expert Committee, which will act as Jury choosing and announcing the 3 most interesting ones in occasion of CIGE 2009 Opening Preview.

2) CIGE 2009 Special Project INTERNATIONAL SOLO SHOWS features international artist solo exhibitions realized in collaboration with art galleries. Dramatically focusing on the relevance of art praxis, process, and production, CIGE offers residencies to international artists. Artists in residency are highly encouraged to enjoy their time and experiences in Beijing and work towards the realization of site-specific projects. CIGE provides each artist with accommodation and basic living support as well as an interpreter/assistant. The projects are realized in collaboration with art galleries.

3) CIGE 2009 Special Project SUBLIMINALS As a gathering place at the entrance of the China World Trade Center, an active promoter of contemporary cultural models, events and developments in art, presents not-for-sale projects realized by not-for-profit art organizations and cultural institutions of embassies: realities that usually do not participate directly to art fairs, but definitely have a determinant relevance in the economy of the whole contemporary art system.

4) CIGE 2009 Special Project VIDEO LOOPS present video, film and documentary screening programs by young as well as established artists, art initiatives and organizations.

5) CIGE 2009 Public Art Projects?? Little Danny - Made in Austria
After the successful collaboration with artist Yang Jun (Vitamin Creative Space) in 2008, this year CIGE invites Peng Hung Chih (Soka Art Center) to launch the public art projects : Little Danny - Made in Austria.

6) CIGE 2009 FORUM

Media and VIPs
Over 150 Chinese and international leading magazines and media partnered with CIGE 2008. Hundreds of media reports on television, radio, magazines, newspapers, and internet enhance every year the interaction and creativity of the event, together with a great public of Chinese and international museum directors, collectors, art critics, artists, curators, government officials, social celebrities...
CIGE 2009 Organizing Committee wishes to give all its participants exciting dynamics and possibilities of meeting, cultural exchanges and critical approaches and sincerely welcomes you to join CIGE 2009 to create together a great art event. We look forward to your arrival in Beijing!

CIGE 2009 Organizing Committee

[沙发:1楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-16 15:54:51

He An

He An, who exhibited in both Tang Ren Gallery and UCCA, presented his work "Just because I'm superficial doesn't have to mean you can't love me" at the entrance of the show, while his neon installation (previously shown in UCCA) "What makes me understand what I know" was displayed on the second floor.

He An

About: Just because I'm superficial doesn't have to mean you can't love me

A small room filled with neon lights. In the middle three bottles of perfume emit a strong odor making you dizzy.

[板凳:2楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-16 16:04:00

He An

What make me understand what I know?

This work was exhibited in March in UCCA. An installation made of stolen neon lights....

For more information about the show in UCCA, please check the link below:

[地板:3楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-16 16:07:21
Asian part:



[4楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-16 16:13:21
International section:

The work with character above, close to  clown, is a kind of performance. His clothes are exhibited...


Graffiti on a 100 Rmb banknote.

A metal gun, with a black shadow painted on the wall.




Eaves tiles, and other tiles made of stainless steel.


The work consists in photographs of Beijing female artists!

Another artist's works

[5楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-20 10:37:24
Public Art Project

Peng Hung Chih

CIGE 2009 invited Taiwan artist Peng Hung Chih (Soka Art Center) to realize a public art project. The artist presented "Little Danny - Made in Austria" composed of 660 dogs toys, as spectator get close to the work, all the small dogs start to bark and move their heads.

[6楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-20 10:44:02
Public Art Project 
Yan Lei

this project was realized in collaboration with GMT Clear Crystal (a crystal manufacturer).  The work consist in a 'mosaic' made of English words, which all share the letter S: SEX, SLLCK, SHOW, SPEED. An expensive material for a piece of art, which costs 2 000 000 Rmb.

[7楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-20 11:01:22
Mexican Uncle

This uncle looks very relaxed, lying on these inflatable toys. There's no gallery name, only the word "Mexico" written with a paint brush on the wall. Some people said it was a very good mexican gallery, and that this 'uncle' is a very important person. But there's no name. It is hard to communicate with him as well. The second day we went overthere, he was still there, lying, with some money around him. If you want to talk with him or take a picture of him, you have to first throw some money on the floor.

He An lay by his side. 

[8楼] art-pa-pa 2009-04-20 11:28:34

This work from Cai Guo-qiang is made of a rotating cardboard tube with a camera in it.

The work below is a video by Martin Creed, a pretty girl shitting. 



A work by Zheng Guogu.