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Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing (24 May – 10 August, 2014) The UCCA presentation of “Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names” is sponsored by Dior and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing. Research support for Marianne Brouwer was provided by the Mondriaan Fund. “Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names” includes artworks by Ai Weiwei, Big Tail Elephant, Cang Xin, Chen Shaoxiong, Ding Yi, Duan Jianyu, Feng Mengbo, Thomas Fuesser, Geng Jianyi, Gu Dexin, Hai Bo, Han Lei, Hong Hao, Hong Lei, Li Yongbin, Lin Yilin, Liu Anping, Liu Ding, Luo Yongjin, Mai Zhixiong, Meng Huang, New Analysts, Qiu Zhijie, Shi Yong, Sun Kai, Hans van Dijk, Wang Shilong, Wang Xingwei, Wang Yin, Wu Shanzhuan, Xu Hongmin, Xu Tan, Xu Zhiwei, Yan Lei, Yu Youhan, Zhang Enli, Zhang Hai’er, Zhang Peili, Zhao Bandi, Zhao Shaoruo, Zheng Guogu, Zhou Tiehai, Zhu Fadong, and Zhuang Hui. View Exhibition Article View News Article
1.Hans van Dijk (Beijing 1993) Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (4 September, 2014 – 4 January, 2015) With a number of stakeholders including curators, dealers as well as artists (aka Ai Weiwei) invested in (and sadly competing over) the legacy of late Hans van Dijk (who passed away in 2002 in Beijing), this exhibition in two parts has been an eye-opener in terms of the very difficult task of paying homage to a very humble man. We as Witte de With – together with few key people and partners- had to take the first hard step to commission this project, and we thank co-commissioner Ullens Center as well as Asia Art Archive whose large archival effort preceded this exhibition. For China hands and Sinologists, Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists is a must-visit exhibition. For the rest of mortals, it is simply worth experiencing the meticulousness of a scholar as well as a curator’s dedication to the artistic ecology of China in the mid-80s and 90s. For those who are foreigner in their “homelands” or too local in a foreign land, or clueless about their compatriots, it is also worth getting to know this man closer. Afterall, Hans van Dijk is regarded as a master in Chinese art circles. Hans van Dijk is still called “Big Hans” in China—even now, and it is because of van Dijk that Hans Ulrich Obrist is referred to as Little Hans. With: An Hong, Chen Shaoxiong, Ding Yi, Duan Jianyu, Thomas Fuesser, Geng Jianyi, Han Lei, Hong Hao, Hong Lei, Liu Anping, Liu Ding, Luo Yongjin, Ni Haifeng, Ielnay Oahgnoh, Shi Yong, Wang Jinsong, Wang Xingwei, Wu Shanzhuan, Xin Kedu (The New Analyst Group), Xu Tan, Yan Lei, Zhang Hai’er, Zhang Peili, Zhao Bandi, Zhao Shaoruo, Zheng Guogu, Zheng Hao, Zhuang Hui, among others. Read Event Article