It is the first major retrospective dedicated to Liu Heung Shing, with over 200 iconic photographs grouped in different thematic sections ranging from great history, to portraits of people and daily life in different countries of the world. Liu Heung Shing was the first chief photojournalist of Time magazine and the Associated Press to work from Beijing starting in 1978. His works have earned him prestigious awards such as the Pulitzer for Spot News (1992), the most high international prize in the sector, while for Paris Photo he is "one of the 99 most influential photographers in contemporary photography". His photographs, together with the works of Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Marc Riboud, established the canons of Chinese portraiture in those years. For Liu Heung Shing the lens was the instrument to record times and reality. He focused the narrative on the people who in his shots give the impression of floating and sinking on the tide of time. From national leaders to ordinary people, from world-famous events to small daily lives, Liu Heung Shing's defining moments captured by his camera reveal a unique poetry.
The American artist will present a series works from his Flatware series. Produced with reference to the iconic Adidas imagery – the three stripes –, the works further expands the Cory Arcangel’s archive of leisurewear motif and explores the cultural permeability caused by the global consumption.
The exhibition is titled Matisse by Matisse with an intention to emphasize Matisse’s role as “curator” of the exhibition, as most of the works are from his personal collection, and the display of each artwork fully respects and references his wishes.
Dreamlike spaces in a laboratory exhibition of the artists Clédat & Petitpierre
Artists Clédat & Petitpierre present a workshop exhibition in the form of a landscape-sculpture in which the moving body becomes the beating heart of the installation. This sensory space encourages metamorphosis, play and travel beyond dreams.