Saturday, July 28, 2012

WORKS FROM CHINA CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ART

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WE KNOW CHINA NOW HAS SOME IF NOT MOST OF THE WORLD'S FINEST DESIGNERS FROM FASHION TO FURNITURE TO FABULOUS FOIBLES.


Of all the many schools, China Central Academy of Fine Art is the most authoritative and prestigious, akin to St Martin's School of Fashion in London. 


Now the fruits of the graduates' labours will now be exhibited at Sotheby's London and best of all, available for sale!


So if you are going to London from 1 to 8 November after the Olympian dust is long settled and gone, go to 'Unfolding Landscape' for the best in Chinese contemporary works of art, from furniture, fashion, ceramics, photography and jewellery.


SOTHEBY’S LONDON TO HOST FIRST EVER
GRADUATE SHOW FROM
THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN,
CHINA CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
*** Curated by Janice Blackburn ***
*** 1st- 8th November 2012 ***
Sotheby's London_Gui Ying - Wood and Resin Chair.jpg
This is my favorite---an antique chair married to modern resin legs! By Gui Ying. "Freeze---Wood and Resin Chair". Now you know what to do with your old, damaged or decrepit furniture in dire need of a breath of fresh air! 




Hong Kong, July, 2012 Sotheby’s London will host “Unfolding Landscape”, a special selling exhibition of works by
graduates of the School of Design of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) – China’s premier arts
academy – from 1st-8th November 2012. The first Western exhibition of graduate work from CAFA’s School of
Design, the show will include furniture, ceramics, jewellery, fashion as well as photography by China’s next generation
of creative talents.


 The show is curated by taste-maker Janice Blackburn, renowned for bringing lesser-known,
emerging artists from around the world to international attention. The exhibition space, logo and catalogue are
designed by Professor Min Wang, China’s most important graphic designer, best known for creating the graphics for
the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Janice Blackburn said: “I am delighted to be presenting, with Sotheby’s, the creative talents of emerging Chinese
designers and photographers from the School of Design of CAFA, China’s premier arts academy in Beijing. This
exhibition follows my previous London shows of the graduates of the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, and Eindhoven
Academy, Netherlands. Having visited CAFA in Beijing last March to meet the faculty and students, I wanted to select
the finest works for a special exhibition in London. ‘Unfolding Landscape’ is the culmination of my discoveries, and
sheds light on the next generation of artwork to come from China.”


Professor Min Wang said: “The School of Design at China Central Academy of Fine Arts is the leader in design
education in China. We are setting up new ways to educate future generation of leading designers, and entrepreneurs
for the design industry. Our students will use their design to serve humanity, and influence the future of China. I am
very pleased to have the opportunity to show their work in London at Sotheby’s.”


EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
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Li Bowen
‘Memory of Childhood’, Dual-function wicker seat/rocker


Sotheby's London_Huo Yijin - Tea Plate.jpg
Huo Yijin
‘Colourful Tea Tray’, Heat-reactive tea tray


Sotheby's London_Li Yongling - Stool.jpg

Li Yongling
lower Chair’, Stool


Sotheby's London_Ge Wei - Box.JPG
Liu Xueqian
‘Landscape Series’, Wire and lacquer jewellery


Sotheby's London_Ge Wei - Box.JPG
Kuang Da
‘Beauty wearing flowers’, Photograph mimicking a painting! I love this new genre!


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Ge Wei
‘My Twelve Months’, Lacquer box


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Kong Fanfan
‘My Recycling’, gown of reconfigured CD parts

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