Time: 14:00 — 15:30, July 7th, 2018 Venue: 3rd Floor, Yuz Museum Guests: Melike Kara, Venus Lau Fee: Free Language: English / Chinese Number of Participants: Up to 50 RSVP: Click http://t.cn/RdPW9y8 to join us the talk. (Online reservation is in cooperation with “Huo Dong Xing”.)
刘秀仪（Venus Lau）是一名现居上海的策展人/作者，目前担任K11 Art Foundation艺术总监、K11美术馆部南区负责人。曾任OCAT深圳馆艺术总监，期间策划了展览大型群展“事件的地貌”，呈现了中国当代艺术语境中与土地相关的作品，以及西蒙·丹尼个展“真·万众创业”、“夏季大三角”、“蒋志个展：一切”等。她也曾在北京尤伦斯当代艺术中心主持策划“不明时区三部曲”，该系列展览呈现了寇拉克里·阿让诺度才、黄汉明和梁慧圭三位艺术家的个展项目，探索非传统意义上的时间性。2012年，刘秀仪与康喆明合作在香港Para/Site艺术空间策划展览“rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. a hong kong spring”。刘秀仪还荣获了中国当代艺术奖评论奖 (Chinese Contemporary Art Award for Critics) 评审特选，方案反思中国语境低下机构批评的策略，并探讨物性和本体论在艺术中的纽带。并主持编辑了《曹斐：锦绣香江》和《张培力：确切的快感回顾展》等艺术出版物。
(The reservation service is supported by “Huo Dong Xing”)
The Cologne-based artist Melike Kara is going to present first solo exhibition in China, “A Taste of Parsley,” from July 7th at Yuz Project Space of Art. This time, Melike Kara will continue her study of identity with the latest series of artworks including works on canvas, glass paintings, and sculptures.
Melike Kara The sniffles and love Acrylic and oil on canvas 560 x 200 cm 2018 Courtes
"A taste of parsley stands for the familiar, unconditional feeling of being at home. As I remember it from when I was young, there was no better taste, no closer, tastier, more visceral experience that gave me the feeling of home, no matter which country was called home. It builds a bridge, inviting viewers to experience the inner world of my memories. " said Kara. Her figures exist free of gender, age and cultural features. They are therefore free of all attributions of all conditioned categorizations that could ensue. The communication between the bodies is at the fore. The body languages allows one to draw so many conclusions, and conveys a certain emotion. Each view will read a different story in the paintings.
Melike Kara Always to you Carved wood, paint 26x93x23 cm 2018 Courtesy of the artist
On the opening day, Yuz Museum will invite Melike Kara artist and the artistic director of K11 Art Foundation, General Manager of K11 Kunsthalle (South), Venus Lau to have an in-depth talk, guiding everyone to have a better understanding on the process of creating artworks and the background of the exhibition.
About the guests
Melike Kara, the artist Courtesy of the Artist and Peres Projects, Berlin. Photo by Diana
Born in Bensberg, 1985, Melike Kara pursued her study at Dusseldorf Art Academy from 2007-2014. Kara now lives and works in Cologne and has exhibited widely in museums and art institutions internationally. Her solo exhibitions include: “Real Sorbet”, Ortloff, Leipzig, 2014; “Flying Dinner”, Open Forum, Berlin, 2015; “Lunch”, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt Am Main, 2015, etc. Group shows include: “SURREAL”, König Gallery, Berlin, 2016; “FACE TO FACE: Works from Ernesto Esposito Collection”, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, 2016; “MIDTOWN”, Salon 94 and Maccarone Gallery, New York, 2017; “(X) A Fantasy”, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2017 and etc.
Venus LAU, artistic director of K11 Art Foundation, General Manager of K11 Kunsthalle (S
Venus Lau is the artistic director of K11 Art Foundation, General Manager of K11 Kunsthalle (South). Lau was the artistic director of OCAT Shenzhen where she curated "Digging a Hole in China", a group exhibition on the relation of art and land in China and Simon Denny's solo project "Mass Entrepreneurship". She was also the curator of the “Secret Timezones Trilogy” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), an exhibition series comprised of solo presentations by Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ming Wong, and Haegue Yang, exploring alternative temporalities. She co-curated “rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. a hong kong spring” with Cosmin Costinas at Para/Site (Hong Kong). She won the Chinese Contemporary Art Award jury's prize with her proposal to rethink strategies of institutional critique within a Chinese context while exploring the links between ontology and objecthood in art. She is the editor of publications including Cao Fei: Spenid River and Certain Pleasures: A Zheng Peili Retrospective.