Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Inside China in Paris, by K11 Art Foundation & Palais de Tokyo

K11 Art Foundation and Palais de Tokyo successfully presented their inaugural co-produced exhibition in Paris, Inside China, on October 19th ahead of FIAC.

Inside China is part of an extensive institutional partnership designed to incubate young Chinese artists.
This year, co-curated by Jo-ey Tang from the Palais de Tokyo, and 王春辰 Wang Chunchen (中央美术学院 Central Academy of Fine Arts) from K11 Art Foundation, Inside China features young contemporary Chinese artists 李钢 Li Gang and 赵要 Zhao Yao from Beijing, 于吉 Yu Ji from Shanghai, 吳昊 Wu Hao from Wuhan, and Edwin Lo from Hong Kong, in dialogue with French artists Renaud Jerez, Aude Pariset, and the great XIXth century photographer Nadar.
Together they represent a new wave of creators whose work negotiates the over-production, monumentality and rapid development to which they are witness, embedding these challenges into their own systems of production.

Jean de Loisy and Adrian Cheng

吳昊 Wu Hao

Renaud Jerez, 李钢 Li Gang, 赵要 Zhao Yao

 赵要 Zhao Yao, 于吉 Yu Ji

于吉 Yu Ji, Edwin Lo, Aude Pariset

Film director Agnès Varda in front of 赵要 Zhao Yao's artwork

For the whole week, our Shanghai artist Cheng Ran 程然 had huge video projections on the façade of the Palais de Tokyo, and inside the Orbe New York space.

Live improvisation by 李剑鸿 Li Jianhong (founder of 2pi Records) on guitar, 王子衡 Wang Ziheng on sax, 李青 Li Qing (ex Carsickcar) on percussions, and 韦玮 Wei Wei a.k.a. VAVABOND on laptop.


> Interview of Adrian Cheng in Financial Times.

Friday, 18 July 2014

La Divine 神女 à Paris

Following the success of  神女 (The Goddess) at the Beijing and Shanghai intl film festivals, the KT Wong Foundation 拿督黄纪达基金会 presented the European premiere of the remastered version at the Cinémathèque française June 24th, with composer 邹野 Zou Ye's new score performed live by the Orchestre de chambre Pelléas.

With KT Wong Foundation president Lady Wong Davies, Robert Carsen, Frédéric Mitterrand and Zahia Hadid

Miss China 罗紫琳 Luo Zilin

Catering by Dalloyau

Introduction by
Frédéric Mitterrand
Conductor Paul-Emmanuel Thomas

Post-screening party at Le China

 Live Shanghai 30s jazz standards by 叶蓓蕾 Bei Lei

Art direction with Yetta Lee, decoration by Alexis Parrenin, sound and light by Lawash, costumes by Les Mauvais Garçons, plants and flowers by Arôm.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Goddess 神女 returns to Shanghai

Following its successful world premiere at the 北京国际电影节 Beijing Intl Film Festival, the KT Wong Foundation 拿督黄纪达基金会 brought the remastered version of "神女" (The Goddess) back home to Shanghai June 15th, for the Shanghai Intl Film Festival 2014, at the amazing 上海电影博物馆Shanghai Film Museum, which was built on the premises of the 联华 Lianhua film studio where "The Goddess" was filmed.

Introduction by "阮玲玉" ("Centre Stage") director Stanley Kwan 關錦鵬

Live performance of composer 邹野 Zou Ye's new score by 上海轻音乐团官网 Shanghai Light Music Orchestra

Monday, 26 May 2014

asiadeep music compilation out now on digital plaforms


I am proud to finally present my asiadeep compilation on Pschent Records.
Chill electronic and acoustic, for digital release on most platforms:

French electronic label Pschent (Hôtel Costes) has commissioned me to bring together a digital music selection from Asia's rising new  generation of independent artists, the first of a series exploring the entire world.
This is a first compilation designed as a collection demonstrating Asia’s artistic vitality and diversity, from its rising new generation of artists.
In return for the love and loyalty from our fans in Asia, our aim is to recognize and promote local original talents to regional as well as worldwide audiences, curious and proud to discover fresh creativity from across the continent.
This compilation of 16 tracks is pulsating with good vibrations, eclectic and celebrating the many local scenes and regional tastes: electronica, chill, acid jazz, jazzy hip hop... 


Mint in Motion - โลกบรรเลง The world sings, Thailand

이상순 Lee Sang Soon & 오지은 Oh Ji Eun - 또 왜 그래 What’s wrong again ?, South Korea - Mint Paper

ส้ม อมรา Zom Ammara - ที่อยู่ของความรัก Place of love (Club mix), Thailand

Mia.L - 夜上海 Shanghai nights, China

MC Su - Pills and permit, Singapore

DJ Mitsu the Beats - Snow bunny (feat. Takumi Kaneko), Japan - Jazzy Sport

Da Jamz - 多謝大人 Thank you Master (feat. Fat B & 呆宝静), Hong Kong & China - Chillgun

Breakthrough - Maybe It’s you… (feat. Keyco), Japan - KSR

KDX presents: Xuan 劉軒 - Sweet Talk (feat. Yinyin 史茵茵 & DJ? aka 問號, China & Taiwan - KDX

Cro-Magnon - Queen of quiet (feat. 土岐麻子 Toki Asako), Japan - Jazzy Sport

허밍 어반 스테레오 Humming Urban Stereo - 에로 여배우 Softcore Actress, South Korea - Pastel Music

Xuan 劉軒 - Formosa 101 (feat. Alita Rickards), Taiwan - DA6 Music

Andezzz – Beri Aku Senyum (feat. Jeanette), Indonesia - WoofWoofBeat

沙羅曼蛇 Salamander - Daydream, Taiwan

Up Dharma Down - Indak, Philippines - Terno Recordings

Aaken - Một Ngày Như Mọi Ngày (A day like any day), Vietnam

Eric Hauville
Jung Goh
Soodol Huh
Manuel Bienvenu
Jean-Michel Ou
Calvin Poon 潘源良
Philippe Favre
Marc d'Hauteville

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Goddess 神女 at the Beijing Intl Film Festival 2014

The KT Wong Foundation 拿督黄纪达基金会 presented the remastered version of "神女" (The Goddess) for the 北京国际电影节 Beijing Intl Film Festival April22, 2014, starring the great 阮玲玉 Ruan Lingyu, at the China Film Archive 中国电影资料馆, with a new film score by 邹野 Zou Ye, performed live by the 中国爱乐乐团 China Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tears flowed!

Graphic design by fFurious, adapted by Bran Everest
Post-screening party at 妙吧 Contempio
Live Shanghai 30s jazz by the wonderful 吴思瑶 and her band
VJ mix by 陈雄伟

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

NeoFolk Asian contemporary art show in Singapore, January 15 - March 1, 2014

Our 2011 NeoFolk exhibition has its 2nd installment at Ikkan gallery, Helutrans bldg, opening January 14th for Art Stage Singapore.
With Clear Edition Tokyo and Kult Singapore.

NeoFolk2 explores the work of artists in Asia who have been rediscovering their roots and traditional crafts, by remixing and creating images inspired by their heritage.
These artists use the same visual language of their ancestors to create a commentary on contemporary Asian culture and society.
This multimedia exhibition gets under the surface of living in modern Asia. We see this form of visual expression as a search for identity, a desire to rework heritage in order to shape the future.