Top Chinese Artist Part Ⅲ Zhang Xiaogang
Ichii: This attractive statue of girl reminds me of a terra-cotta figure. The colors look like ceramics painting.
Zhang: This was actually before getting polished to paint. I left it on purpose because I liked it a lot.
Ichii: You are sensitive to lights. This work looks like it is between light and shadow.
Zhang: Right. I am planning to have a bright side on my new work because this statue inspired me.
Ichii: Your works tell me that Chinese traditional culture is in your soul.
We had a special interview with Ms. Maho Kubota with SCAI THE BATHHOUSE!
─Have you decided the exhibition at Art Basel in Hong Kong in May?
Kubota: Haven’t decided the details yet, though we know the brief figure. Sometimes we ask artists to create works for the fair, or they ask us to bring some new works when they made up just in time. We always take time to plan it until the last minute.
We have had a special interview with Mr. Takahiro Kaneshima, the executive director of Art Fair Tokyo!
─Art Fair Tokyo 2013 is held from March 22nd till 24th, which is a week earlier than last year.
MR: We were able to hold the fair at the same time with Roppongi Art Night and G-tokyo so that visitors can enjoy all those special events held in Tokyo. It would be great if it became easier for people abroad as well to visit.
We had a special interviw with Mr. Magnus Renfrew, who is the director Asia of Art Basel, at Grand Hyatt Tokyo!
We had a special interview with Dr. Eugene Tan, the director of Gillman Barracks.
─It seems to be an Eastern way of thinking to combine nature and art. We are amazed by Gillman Barracks.
Eugene: I’m glad you like it. The greenery around Gillman Barracks makes it a good environment to enjoy art. And we are quite near the city, even though it doesn’t feel like it.
Here is the other interview at Artspace @ Helu-Trans: Mr. Takashi Seki, the president of Est-Ouest Auctions.
─Please tell us about Shoko Kanazawa Exhibition planned with IKKAN Art Gallery.
We had special interviews at Artspace @ Helu-Trans, Singapore; the first interview is with Mr. Ikkan Sanada, the owner of IKKAN Art Gallery.
─How was the opening reception last night?
We also had an interview with Mr. Uli Sigg, one of the top contemporary art collectors who mainly collects Chinese artworks.
─Can you tell us about M+ museum that opens in 2017?
We had a special interview with the director of Art Stage Singapore, Mr. Lorenzo Rudolf.
─This is our first time to visit Singapore, and we found the weather really nice and comfortable. So do you hold this fair every January because of this nice climate?