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Februar 2022

Interview with artist Ming Lu

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Ming Lu credit Irina Rusinovich

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Interview with artist Ming Lu

Where do you come from, where and when were you born? 

I was born in 93 in a seaside city in China.

Please tell us your artistic vita in a few sentences.

After graduating from Royal College of Art, I did an artist residency in Berlin and moved here afterwards. Berlin has been a very welcoming city for me, I was lucky enough to find my galleries. Meanwhile I also participated in various group shows at both non-commercial organisations and commercial galleries, including König Galerie, Centre Francais de Berlin,  Museum of London etc.

How would you describe your creative process?

I work closely with the centuries-old handicrafts that rooted in my culture. As Made-in-China mass production being a global industrial phenomenon, I turn the slow and labor-consuming craftsmanship into conceptual contemporary art with the visual languages that I’m trying to build these years. I work across different mediums, including sculpture, embroidery, porcelain, installation etc. Concept is more important to me compared to a specific medium, and humour is a vital elements throughout my works.

Dialogue – reason

Bird-gold

My Favourite Little Soul

What was the key influence that led to the development of your process and style?

It was the moment I realized that the languages I learnt and used to create was very westernised (it still is now). It hit me and I started to reflect and self-criticise, then I started to look more into history.

What does art mean to you personally? Is there a goal you’re trying to accomplish?

With the mixture of cultures, I create work playfully with explorations of self-identity, collective memories and personal narratives, both in its content and in its visual languages.

Do you have a life philosophy? Does your creative practice fit in with this philosophy?

I might have different life philosophies in different stages of my life.

Tigress ⅠⅠⅠ

What is your favourite museum or art gallery and why?

I enjoy wondering in all museums with ancient Egyptian, African, and east Asian collections, however most of these museums have a colonial history.

Who would you most like to collaborate with and why?

I would like to collaborate with kids the most. The way small kids draw a line and shape before any art training always fascinates me, there is almost a primitive sense in it.

How has covid affected you and your art?

Covid started shortly after I moved to Berlin. At the beginning of this pandemic many art activities were cancelled, it isolated me but also gave me a lot of quiet time to create and reflect.

What’s next for you?

I’m working towards a solo show at Haze Gallery in September this year, in the meantime I’m working on a porcelain project, a series of bronze sculptures and an installation.

The art fair „Art International Zurich“ presents current contemporary art at the Kongresshaus Zurich from 13 to 16 October 2022.

By /NEWS/
The art fair "Art International Zurich" presents current contemporary art at the Kongresshaus Zurich from 13 to 16 October 2022

ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 2022
24th Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art
13 – 16 October 2022
Zurich Convention Center (Kongresshaus), Switzerland
www.art-zurich.com

From 2022, the art fair ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH will once again be held at the Zurich Convention Center (Kongresshaus).

The fair has developed into an important Swiss marketplace for new and contemporary art. International galleries and artists present current positions of art in all formats. In addition to modern masters, ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH offers a broad overview of current contemporary art and is at the same time a platform for making it accessible to a broad public.
The fair was founded in 1999. It has already hosted the most diverse currents of modern art and created an audience-rich forum for countless artists, galleries, and art mediators from over 80 countries. As an art market where the focus is on personal encounters, the annual exhibition serves as a forum for lively exchange. Thus, the discussions with artists at the exhibition stands are a constant and popular part of the fair.

During the extensive renovation of the Convention Center (an important building in the history of Swiss architecture), the exhibition moved to Zurich West and took place there as planned and successfully as a public exhibition even during the coronavirus pandemic.
Art-loving visitors can now once again expect a wide range of works of art in autumn 2022. In addition to paintings and sculptures, they can also discover graphic works as well as photography and video art.

‚Art International Zurich, www.art-zurich.com‘

As a discovery fair, ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH offers genuine experiences „in the real world“. The immediate experience, the personal relationship with the work of art and the resulting sensual pleasure are in the foreground. And of course, the works can also be purchased directly.
Modern and young art is presented in a refreshingly relaxed atmosphere, new discoveries included. Anyone looking for something unique will find it at ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH.

Venue
Kongresshaus Zürich / Zurich Convention Center
Claridenstrasse 1, CH-8002 Zurich, Switzerland

Opening hours
Thursday, 13 October, 18:00 – 21:00 (vernissage)
Friday, 14 October: 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday, 15 October: 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday, 16 October: 11:00 – 18:00

Tickets
Day ticket: CHF 20.- / 10.-
Vernissage: CHF 30.-
Free admission for VIP card holders
Ticketcorner.ch

Directions
Map and information: www.art-zurich.com/visit
Tram stop Bürkliplatz or Stockerstrasse
Car park Park Hyatt or Bleicherweg

Contact
E-mail: info@art-zurich.com
Accreditation: www.art-zurich.com/evip
Contact: www.art-zurich.com/contact

„Images in Fashion – Clothing in Art Photography, Fine Arts, and Fashion since 1900“ 18.2. – 30.5.22

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F.C. Gundlach, Berliner Mode, fotografiert auf dem Dach des RCA Building, New York 1958, © Stiftung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg; Repro: Anja Elisabeth Wit

 

"Images in Fashion – Clothing in Art Photography, Fine Arts, and Fashion since 1900" 18.2. – 30.5.22
Fashion and art are mirrors of social changes and individual needs. In the collection of the Berlinische Galerie, this theme is present in surprising and diverse ways. In addition to numerous fashion photographs spanning the twentieth century, just as many paintings and drawings testify to the role of fashion as a means of expression and representation of a particular era: from the reform dress around 1900 and the Dada dandies of the 1920s to avant-garde clothing designs in contemporary art.
On this broad basis and with loans of selected pieces of clothing, aproximately 270 exhibits shed light on artists’ relationship to fashion. What role has fashion played in the painting, drawing, and photography of the past century? With what rules were clothing and costumes employed in fine art? How did artists dress and present themselves then and now? How is fashion used as a medium in contemporary art?

Herbert Tobias, Abendkleid von Horn auf dem Kurfürstendamm, Berlin 1958, © Berlinische Galerie / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Repro: Dietmar Ka

Herbert Tobias, …und neues Leben protzt aus den Ruinen…Berlin 1954, © Berlinische Galerie / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Repro: Dietmar Ka

Herbert Tobias, Abendkleid von Horn auf dem Kurfürstendamm, Berlin 1958, © Berlinische Galerie / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Repro: Dietmar Ka

#007 Women issue comes out on March 01

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#007 Women issue comes out on March 01

Women… sounds like one of the oldest topics in the world, doesn’t it? In fact, we have started discussing it just recently (a couple of centuries are nothing compared to the history of humankind). Women are facing new issues and challenges each decade, not to say, each year. So who is the woman of today? What is her relation to the world and how does she identify herself? Purplehaze #007 Women print issue is entirely devoted to those questions articulated by the brightest women of the contemporary art scene and cultural industry sector. Yang Ge, a brilliant Chinese-born actress, stage director, and singer, who is currently based in Moscow, is one of the examples. Enjoy Yang Ge adorning the #007 cover and make a preorder of the issue now!

* #007 Women issue comes out on March 01. You can pre-order it right now via Purplehaze website or at Haze Gallery. Both print and pdf versions of the issue are available.

Damiano Lilliu „MUTATIO“

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MUTATIO

Photography by Damiano Lilliu @outmaind
Makeup by Victoria @vic.vanity
Art direction and styling by Eleonora Marinelli @eeleonoramarinelli 
BLOUSE AND SHOES: ZARA CORSET: INTIMISSIMI SKIRT AND SOCKS: STYLIST’S OWN
BLOUSE AND SHORT PANTS: MAX MARA CORSET, SOCKS AND SHOES:STYLIST’S OWN
SHIRT: INTIMISSIMI SILK DRESS: LA PERLA SOCKS: CALZEDONIA LEATHER JACKET: VINTAGE SHOES: CESARE PACIOTTI
SHIRT: INTIMISSIMI SILK DRESS: LA PERLA SOCKS: CALZEDONIA LEATHER JACKET: VINTAGE SHOES: CESARE PACIOTTI

JACKET, PANTS AND SHOES: VINTAGE LEG WARMERS AND SHOES: STYLIST’S OWN BEANIE: ZARA

CUSTOMED MADE JACKET BY ME SKIRT: VINTAGE; SHIRT: INTIMISSIMI BODY, LEG WARMERS AND JACKET: STYLIST’S OWN SOCKS: CALZEDONIA SHOES: ZARA
BRA: INTIMISSIMI PANTS: LA PERLA LEG WARMERS: DIMENSIONE DANZA JACKET: STYLIST’S OWN

Castellani & Liszkai „Inside View“

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INSIDE VIEW

Makeup Artist: Chiara Giangrossi @giangrossichiaramua
Photographer: Castellani & Liszkai @mark.castellani
Hair Stylist: Linda Palma @linda.palma01
Wardrobe Stylist: Gergana Dimitrova @gerganastylist
Assistant: Sebastiano Bosi @ph.sebastiano.bosi
Model: Tatiana Beletskaia @beletskayatanya @ww_mgmt
Assistant: Elisa Caputo @caputoelisa

Dress – Alberto Zambelli; Collar – Gerlando; Earrings – PD Paola; Boots – 8 by Yoox; Coat – Genny; Earrings -Radà; Earring – Gerlando; Shoes – Armani;

Collar – Gucci; Shirt – Weili Zheng; Pants – Stella Mccartney; Earrings -Radà; Handbag – i.jiji; Collar – Gucci;  Shirt – Weili Zheng; Pants – Stella Mccartney; Earrings -Radà; Handbag – i.jiji; Shoes – Unisa;  Ring – Gerlando; 

Shirt and belt/collar- SARAWONG; Earrings – Radà; Dress – Alberto Zambelli; Blazer – Antonio Corposanto;  Earrings – Radà;

Coat – Genny;  Earrings -Radà; Earring – Gerlando; Shoes – Armani; 

Dress – Alberto Zambelli;  Collar – Gerlando; Earrings – PD Paola; Boots – 8 by Yoox; Blouse – Genny; Trousers – SARAWONG; Eyewear – Huma; Earrings – PD Paola; Crossbody bag – Vic Matie; Bags – Coco D’Este;

Cloak – Romeo Gigli; Hat – Montegallo; Earrings – Radà; Shoes – Unisa;