Journey around the world to 'A Beautiful Elsewhere'

An exhibition of works from the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain promises to be an exploration of "literal and imaginative" territories.
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Xu Wei / SHINE

Art lovers, the curious and the adventurous are invited on a journey around the world in “A Beautiful Elsewhere,” an exhibition showcasing the collection of France’s Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain.

The foundation described the show, underway at the Power Station of Art through July 29, as “an exploration of the territories, literal and imaginative.”

It is the first presentation of a large part of artworks from Fondation Cartier’s collection in China, which includes 1,500 artworks by over 350 artists.

The exhibition provides an insight into around 100 iconic artworks by contemporary artists from all over the world.

Works include Japanese filmmaker Kitano Takeshi’s monumental sewing machine named “HIDEYOSHI,” made of cardboard, metal, cloth, paint and polystyrene, and Australian artist Ron Mueck’s surrealistic sculptures which perfectly resemble veins, wrinkles, hair, texture and skin tone.

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Australian artist Ron Mueck's surrealistic sculpture "In Bed"

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Gao Shan's photographic work "The Eighth Day" which is described as an intimate revelation centered on his mother's daily life. 

The exhibition also endeavors to discover the depth and talent of today’s Chinese art scene. Works of emerging Chinese artists Gao Shan, Hu Liu and Li Yongbin are among those included.

Although he’s never studied at an art school, Gao has a strong passion for painting and has been teaching himself photography since 2009.

His photo “The Eighth Day” is an intimate revelation of his mother’s daily life. It also explores the profound emotional interactions among human beings.

Artist Hu repeatedly overlays pencil sketches to create large-scale black drawings where the psyche and time unfold in a dense, dark universe. Her paintings try to gather immense energy to guide the viewers to a more real and passionate world.

Exhibition details

Date: Through July 29
Tel: 3110-8550
Venue: Power Station of Art
Address: 200 Huayuangang Rd

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American director David Lynch's lithographs

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Japanese artist Yokoo Tadanori's "Series of 118 Portraits"

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