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China Daily | Updated: 2018-11-24 14:27

The Gaze from a Composite Leviathan

Date: Dec 1-2 - 10 am

Venue: White Space Beijing

White Space Beijing is delighted to announce the opening of Yang Jian's fourth solo exhibition The Times Impossible to Encounter; The Gaze from a Composite Leviathan. The exhibition is comprised of two independent yet intertextually intertwined sections, continuing Yang Jian's long-term exploration of topics such as space-time, polarity, the peculiarity of power, and the essential absurdity of civilized human life. The exhibition features more than ten entirely new works, including painting, video, sculpture, and installation. A single channel video piece, Trimming Time, leads viewers into an "arrow of time" wrestling ring to commence leaping back and forth inside. Five gigantic geometric forms, made of survival blankets purchased on Taobao, represent an investigation into the ultimate truth of "supremacy" in art and breathe life into the space. Situated opposite these forms is an iron line graph depicting trends in Taobao consumption data with six abstract line structure and reference compositions clustered at its peaks and troughs. This is an exploration of ideology, cognition, self-awareness, and the hidden rules behind meta-painting, while simultaneously hinting at the entropic association between time, vision, and culture.

'The Atlas of Strangers' by Michelle Mengsu Chang

Date: Dec 1-2 - 10 am

Venue: Cafe Zarah, Beijing

The photos in this exhibit are selected from works in street photography taken on five continents over the course of six years. What they have in common is their "imperfection" - they all resulted from encounters with people and scenes that were unexpected, sudden, spontaneous, or in motion. The images invite the viewer to behold the visual impact of unpremeditated encounters, as well as to contemplate our yearning for the impossible - our desire to arrest moments and places that are constantly in flux. Michelle Mengsu Chang come from Harbin, a little pocket of Russian heritage inside northeastern China. But She is a local in Berkeley, California - the home of her alma mater - and in Berlin, where she got her first job and lived the freest, wildest year of her life. At one point or another, she has either lived in, or traveled to almost fifty countries around the world.

18th German Charity Bazaar

Date: Dec 1 - 11 am

Venue: German Embassy Beijing

The 18th German Charity Christmas Bazaar is a delightful and popular Christmas bazaar where over 40 stall holders and market sponsors donate their time and revenue, to be used for carefully selected charity projects in and around Beijing. "As every year we strive to surpass last year in terms of fundraising and visitor's expectations," said the bazaar general management, "With the support of our generous business sponsors and volunteers, we once again hope for ample donations and a truly memorable event in 2018." Visitors will delight in delicious traditional German food items, festive music, books, beautiful handmade Christmas decorations, activities for the children, a gigantic raffle with valuable prizes and more. Adult tickets include vouchers worth 75 yuan redeemable at all stalls at the bazaar. All visitors are asked to bring a valid passport or ID-card along with their tickets and are invited to enjoy a festive day out - all for a good cause.

Ma Bang Band China Tour 2018

Date: Nov 25 - 9 pm

Venue: School Bar, Beijing

Looking deep into the vast mountains of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in South China, the band showcases beautiful sounds and styles rarely heard outside of the region. The members of the band play a wide variety of Chinese and Western musical instruments and excel at foregrounding rare folk instruments, ethnic singing styles, and vocal harmonies in their shows. Lead vocalist Ye Honggang's voice is striking and powerful as he sings in the local Guilin dialect of Chinese, blending with the uninhibited rhythms of the percussion, the sonorous suona, and intricate and powerful vocal harmonies. These elements combine to form the unique sonic imprint of the band, transporting audiences instantly into the mountains and jungles of South China.

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