'All that is banned is desired'
Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol, perhaps best-known for his site-specific installation in Dharamsala, Our Land, Our People, where he arranged the transportation of 20,000 kg of soil from Tibet to India which caused controversy and praise in equal measure, was one of the speakers in a world conference that addressed artist freedom of expression. Over two days, artists, journalists, activists, scholars, curators and others responded to censorship of the arts around the world, investigating why, where and how artistic expressions is condemned, banned and persecuted. Rigdol's forthcoming exhibition of new works, Darkness into Beauty, will open at Rossi & Rossi on 6 February 2013.
Tenzing Rigdol, Visual Artist and Poet (Tibet)
Tenzin Gönpo, Musician (Tibet/France)
Frances Harrison, Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster (UK)
Presented by Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand in association with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.
8 December - 2 March 2012
In the last half-decade, New Zealand artist Shane Cotton has created a series of adventurous and exhilarating 'skyscapes' – full of soaring birds, ragged skywriting and plunging cliffs. Opening to the public tomorrow The Hanging Sky is a major exhibition of some of Cotton's most haunting and ambitious paintings along with a spectacular new body of work, showcasing Cotton's faith in painting as a space of possibility and provocation – a place of leaps, freefalls and charged collisions between images.
Venue: Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Rossi & Rossi are thrilled to announce that 'Spirits (Apples and Oranges)' by Tsherin Sherpa is the winner of the Antiques Trade Gazette Award for the best two-dimensional work of 2012. The news was announced at the Asian Art in London Gala Party in the Joseph E. Hotung Gallery of the British Museum on November 6th. The winning piece will be on display at our gallery as well as other works by the artist as part of the exhibition Tibetan Spirit that runs until 29th November. The exhibition is currently on show along side Gods and Demons of the Himalayas, which showcases a collection of exquisite classical pieces selected to coincide with Asian Art in London 2012.
6 December - 25 January 2013
Rossi and Rosi are delighted to anounce our group exhibition of contemporary art from Hong Kong. Entitled Hong Kong Masters, the exhibibition celebrates the art of seven eminent painters：Luis Chan, Irene Chou, Gaylord Chan, Liu Kuo-Sung, Chu Hing-Wah, Wucius Wong, Leung Kui-Ting. Each in his or her own way has defined the artistic development of their country, and offers alternative entry points into its teeming life and amorphous art history.
Private View: 5 December, 6-8 pm
Asian Art in London 2012, now in its fifteenth year and established as one of the Asian art world's leading events will take place during the first ten days of November. Spread over London, but concentrating on three areas - Mayfair, St James's, and Kensington church street - a series of selling exhibitions, auctions, talks and seminars and can be viewed on the official website where an accompanying guidebook can also be downloaded.
Rossi & Rossi will be showing Tibetan Spirit, the first solo exhibition by acclaimed Tibetan contemporary artist Tsherin Sherpa along with Gods and Demons of the Himalayas, a magnificent collection of classical paintings, sculptures, and ritual objects of the ravishing quality.
Date: 1 - 10 November.
Late night opening in Mayfair: Monday 5th November, 6-9pm
In conjunction with Tibetan Spirits we are delighted to announce that Tsherin Sherpa will be talking about his first solo on Saturday 13 October at 11.30 , at Rossi & Rossi in Clifford Street. Sherpa will be speaking about culture changes, Tibetan diaspora and the intermingling of identities in todays world.
Numbers will be limited so, to ensure a place, please contact the gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Artist's Talk' in the subject line.
Don't forget the Private View, Thursday 11 October, 6-8 pm! There will be a 46 page, full colour catalogue available which includes an essay by Katharine Burnett.
We look forward to seeing you for what should prove to be a fascinating evening.
Photo: DOI (Death of Innocence) 2 (2012) Platinum leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas, 122 x 91.5 cm (48 x 36 in)
Rossi & Rossi are pleased to announce its participation in Fine Art Asia Hong Kong this coming October. As in previous years a magnificent assembly of classical Buddhist art from the Himalayan region will be shown including an outstanding and important group of ritual objects from Tibet, many of which represent the highest level of craftsmanship from the period.
Date: 4 October - 7 October 2012
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC
1 Expo Drive
We look forward to seeing you at the fair. For further information please contact us at the gallery or visits the website: http://www.fineartasia.com
Several of our artists are participating in international shows and biennales across the globe, many of them featuring in our current show Victory!
Erbossyn Meldibekov has just finished participating The First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary art.
Date: 25 May- 31 July2012
Venue: Mystetskyi Arsenal, St. Lavrska
Heman Chong and Palden Weinreb are included in Phantom of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA.
This important exhibition explores the complex, diverse, cross-cultural perspectives of Asian cosmology and spirituality through a compelling interplay of 150 artworks from the past and present.
Date: 18 May - 2 September
Venue: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Gade is included in the 18th Biennale of Sydney. One of the most celebrated and longest established biennales in the world, this edition, curated by Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster
Date: 27 June - 16 September
Erbossyn Meldibekov will be taking part in Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2012: Anatomy of Integration.
Date: 7 October - 27 November, 2012
Leang Seckon, Nortse, Erbossyn Meldibekov and Tsherin Sherpa are part of The Kathmandu International Art Festival.
The event will be held in Nepal and will be held as a nonprofit festival every three years by the Siddhartha Arts Foundation.
Date: 25 November - 21 December 2012
26 July - 7 September
Coinciding with this summer’s London Olympics, Victory! examines the various concepts which frame and determine the idea of winning. Bringing together an impressive selection of artworks from both the classical and contemporary worlds the show will demonstrate, how the concept of victory is both greater and more subtle than the idea of simply coming first. Included in the selection are especially commissioned works by five Tibetan artists as well as artists throughout the wider Asian world. This will be an ambitious show, exploring certain common truths that break down boundaries, cultures and histories.
Featuring the work of:
Naiza H Khan