Beijing's Best Art Galleries Part 3: Faurschou Foundation
CRI, July 4, 2012
Faurschou Foundation opened its doors in Beijing
City in 2007, and since has played a key role in solidifying the 798 Art District's reputation. Its predecessor, Galleri Faurschou in Copenhagen, has set the standards high for its next of kin, continuing its aim to exhibit and promote art of the highest international caliber.
One particular highlight of Faurschou Foundation was an exhibition for video artist Tony Oursler. His projections onto spheres, dolls and sculptural shapes induced viewers to laugh, scratch their heads, and even squirm with discomfort. It was a curatorial success to see the gallery transformed into a dreamscape plotted with never before seen curiosities.
Although international art is Faurschou's focus, it also proudly showcases some of the best Chinese art. Artists such as Liu Wei have both recently had works shown. Liu's large model of Tibet's Potala Palace, was also a notable piece. Made up of ox hides stitched together and suspended from the ceiling, it was both a technical feat and a curious work of beauty.
Address: 798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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