Contemporary Happy Chinese and Tibetan New Year!

Wishing you a happy Chinese and Tibetan New Year, and a prosperous year of the Monkey!

祝您新年快樂!恭喜發財!

༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

Our Hong Kong gallery is currently closed to the public and will reopen Tuesday 16th February 2016. Our London gallery remains open as usual.

We will be starting off the new year participating in internationally renowned art fairs TEFAF Maastricht and Art Basel Hong Kong. At Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong we are showing Bodhi Leaves and the Little Red Book, a solo-exhibition of works by Tibetan artist Gade, while at Rossi & Rossi London we are exhibiting a selection of pieces from the artist's 2012 series of works constructed from Buddhist prayer beads sewn onto yak wool fabric. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery if you require more information.

Image: Leang Seckon, Why Hanuman Has Come Back to Cambodia?, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 300 cm (59 x 118 in)

Contemporary Heman Chong selected for 20th Sydney Biennale

18 MARCH–5 JUNE 2016

The 20th Biennale of Sydney, inspired by a quote from leading science fiction author William Gibson, is titled The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed. This edition of the Biennale will be presented at seven main venues conceived as ‘embassies of thought’.

Of the embassies, the Embassy of Stanislaw Lem presents a project by Heman Chong within a small bookshop. Chong’s work will develop out of a process of accumulation; gathering together second-hand copies of Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem’s books (in both English and Polish), which will be available for visitors to both peruse and purchase.

Image: Installation shot of Heman Chong's bookshop installation for Lem 1 at Rossi & Rossi London, February 2012.

Contemporary Kesang Lamdark at Songtsen House

Vernissage: Friday 26th February, 7:30 p.m.

Songtsen House
Albisriederstrasse 379
Zurich

Endhaltestelle Tram Nr. 3

www.songtsenhouse.ch

Featuring new works by Zurich based Tibetan artist Kesang Lamdark that demonstrate an unusual and refershing view of Tibet and Buddhism.

Image: Kesang Lamdark, Dorge Drakkten, 2014, PVC and photo on paper/canvas, 180 x 88 cm (71 x 34 ½ in)

Contemporary Leang Seckon and Tsherin Sherpa to participate in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)

21 NOVEMBER 2015–10 APRIL 2016

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland 4101
Australia

APT8 will feature works by more than 80 artists from over 30 countries, including Cambodia's Leang Seckon and USA-based Tibetan artist Tsherin Sherpa. APT is a triennial devoted to examining developments in the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and APT8 will focus especially on exploring how the human form can express cultural, social and political ideas in times of enormous change. Sherpa's participation in the triennial also marks the first time Nepal has been represented at the prestigious event.

Image: Leang Seckon, Inverted Eyeballs, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in)

Contemporary Tsherin Sherpa at The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries

Bring it Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy through the Body

22 January–7 May, 2016
Grand opening celebration: 22 January, 2016, 6–9 p.m.

SFAC Gallery
401 Van Ness Avenue (War Memorial Veterans Building)

San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries celebrates the opening of a new, and greatly expanded 3000-square-foot gallery space in the historic War Memorial Veterans Building with three distinct exhibition projects featuring works by thirteen regional artists.

Taking up the largest volume of the gallery is the exhibition Bring it Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy through the Body, curated by SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler and independent curator Kevin B. Chen. The exhibition presents work from artists representing diverse Bay Area communities, and centers thematically on how these artists grapple with cultural identity and its relationship to the human condition. Bring it Home features work by both established and emerging Bay Area artists including Zeina Barakeh, Jeremiah Barber, Vic De La Rosa, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dana Harel,Carolyn Janssen, Summer Mei Ling Lee, Ranu Mukherjee, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Tsherin Sherpa. Working in media ranging from painting to digital photography, video to textiles, performance to sculpture, the artists attempt to reconcile and bridge differences—such as past and present, historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, traditional customs and modern conventions, religious and secular—and the ongoing search for grounding and a sense of home, these artists make culture and history highly personal by presenting the body (and often their own body) as a site of inscription and fractured performances.

Image: Tsherin Sherpa, Fifty Four Views of Wisdom and Compassion, 2014, acrylic and ink on canvas, each 51 x 51 cm (20 x 20 in), 54 panels in total

Contemporary Heman Chong in 'Ifs, Ands, or Buts' at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

23 JANUARY–3 MAY 2016

Rockbund Art Museum
20 Huqiu Rd, Huangpu,
Shanghai,
China

Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) is proud to present Ifs, Ands, or Buts by acclaimed artist Heman Chong from 23 January to 3 May 2016. Curated by Li Qi, Senior Curator at RAM, Ifs, Ands, or Buts is the first museum solo exhibition in Mainland China for Singaporean artist Heman Chong.

Ifs, Ands, or Buts is imagined as chapters of a novel; one that will possibly never be written. The elements in the exhibition explore attempts at writing and failure to put things down in words. In Chong’s world, things often start off as one thing and ending up as something completely different. The exhibition is a continuation of his conceptually-charged investigations into how individuals and communities imagine the future. This generates a multiplicity of objects, images, installations, situations and texts as the work.

Image: Heman Chong, The Mysterious Island, 2016. Wood, plastic, iron wire, silk fabric, paint. Image: courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum

Contemporary Heman Chong, 'An Arm, A Leg and Other Stories' at South London Gallery

11 DECEMBER 2015–28 FEBRUARY 2016

South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH

A million blacked out business cards covering the floor set the scene for this exhibition which explores ideas of exchange, and the role of rules and regulations in determining codes of behaviour. Every Wednesday, a performance will occur in the main space where participants are taught to recite a short story which is transmitted by word of mouth.

Second-hand copies of novels are included in the gift shop and made available for sale, while sixty-six paintings in the gallery weave together a list of novels, abstractions and spam e-mails.

In the first floor galleries Writing, Rooms, an informal residency programme for fiction writers, sees Mira Mattar, and a collaboration between Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams, working on their own projects throughout the course of the exhibition. Chong invited the writers to develop texts they were already working on, creating a continuum undisrupted by the hosting institution. At the end of the residency they have been asked to publish an excerpt of their writings and hold a public conversation to discuss their experiences.

Heman Chong is an artist and writer whose work is located at the intersection between image, performance, situations and writing. His work continuously interrogates the many functions of the production of narratives in our everyday lives.

Image: Heman Chong, Lust / Elfriede Jelinek, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 61 x 3.5 cm (18 x 24 x 1½ in)

Contemporary Heman Chong in 'Time of Others' at the Singapore Art Museum

21 NOVEMBER 2015–28 FEBRUARY 2016

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore
189555

A survey of contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region, Time of Others features works of artists responding to social, historical and geopolitical concerns at this present juncture of living in a more interconnected world today, where notions of boundary, difference and Otherness have also become more complex.

Time of Others poses the paradoxical question of how we can authentically and meaningfully conceive, understand and engage with other cultural contexts of society, while residing within our own localities, and being part of a globalised world today. The exhibition presents contemporary artists from diverse regions whose works reflect on both individual and shared histories, cultural specificities, colonial legacies, as well as their subjectivities that shape our understanding of culture and identity today.

Time of Others is a co-curatorial collaboration between Singapore Art Museum (SAM) Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), National Museum of Art Osaka (NMAO) and the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG). With more than 20 artworks drawn from the participating museums’ collections, artist loans and commissions, the exhibition will travel to the four museums from 2015 to 2016.

Image: Heman Chong, Calendars (2020–2096) (detail), 2004–2010, 1001 offset prints with matte lamination, each 30 x 30 cm, installation dimensions variable.

Contemporary Faiza Butt in 'This Night-Bitten Dawn' at the Gujral Foundation

30 JANUARY–29 FEBRUARY 2016
Preview: 29 January 2016, 7–11 p.m. (by invitation only)

Gujral House
24 Jor Bagh
Lodhi Road
New Delhi
India 110003

The Gujral Foundation and the Devi Art Foundation have collaborated to host This night bitten dawn (Subh-e-Azadi). Curated by Pakistani artist and activist Salima Hashmi and is a presentation of select works from the Devi Art Foundation's collection as well as new work by emerging artists. Featuring works by London-based Pakistanti artist Faiza Butt.

Image: Faiza Butt, Erosion 14, 2015, ink-jet print and ink drawing on archival cotton paper, 29.4 x 21 cm (11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in)

Contemporary Leang Seckon in ‘Unorthodox' at the Jewish Museum

6 NOVEMBER 2015–27 MARCH 2016

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
USA

Inspired by the Jewish tradition of dialogue and debate, Unorthodox presents 55 cross-generational contemporary artists from around the world whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions. The large-scale group exhibition, featuring over 200 works, resists cultural and artistic uniformity to highlight art's key role in defying rules and traditions. United by a spirit of independence and individuality, the Unorthodox artists explore a range of themes including social and political values, religion, trauma, identity, and the human figure.

Image: Leang Seckon, Ghosts in Hell, 2014, mixed media and collage on canvas, 200 x 200 cm (79 x 79 in)