So, the ‘secret’ project that I’ve been working on for the last few months has finally come to fruition. As of Friday 29th February the gallery that I am working on with my colleagues will be open! The gallery is called CPU:798 and is situated (as the name suggests) in the 798 area of Beijing, well-known and perhaps somewhat notorious for the imbalance in the art:reality ratio.

Our first show is a new installation by Wang Yuyang entitled ‘Dust is Dust,’ featuring a series of large-format transparencies of scanning electron microscope scans of dust, and illuminated crystal balls embedded in the floor.

The website is up and running, so please visit and take a look at what’s going on if you aren’t able to visit us in person. If you are in Beijing and are able to pop in, we’d love to see you!

Michelangelo Pistoletto and Myself

Michelangelo Pistoletto and Me

I should have posted this ages ago, but time has been against me.

This photo of the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and myself was taken at the opening of Pistoletto’s show at the Continua Gallery in Beijing last month. I am a big fan of his early works, especially the Minus Objects and the Labyrinth which was recreated for this show. The original showing of Labyrinth has personal significance for me as it was one of my very early formative experiences with art and was influential on my own development. It’s use of materials and the alchemical effect on them really opened my eyes to what was possible with art.