Innovators and significant contributors to shaping Singaporeʼs creative landscape, [vp] is proud to be one of the youngest art galleries participating at Art Stage to date. Vue Privée will be showcasing, as a solo exhibition within a 75 square meter booth, a selection of impressive new, with a few existing, artworks by the famous Brothers at Asia Pacificʼs premier international art fair.
In tandem with Art Stage, the dynamic duo will also be staging their famous art performance World Hug Day at the Event Plaza of MBS on Saturday 14th January. With the support of MBS and Art Stage, The Gao Brothers and Vue Privée are calling upon the public of Singapore, both local and international, to be part of this exceptional realization art piece, with the aim of targeting and breaking the record of at least 1000 huggers. They will also be engaging local celebrities to hug in the name of art and further support this greatly anticipated event.
“I'm glad and proud that Vue Privée is doing a solo show with the Gaos at Art Stage Singapore. Beside the presentation at their booth with some spectacular new 4m high paintings, the Brothers will also do a huge performance piece with the participation of at least one 1000 Singaporeans. Without any doubt it will be one of the highlights of the fair.” – Lorenzo Rudolf, Art Stage Singapore Fair Director.
Known as the Gao Brothers, Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang are two of Chinaʼs most vocal artists today. Their works are created using multimedia poetics that draw upon diverse languages such as performance, photography, painting and sculpture.
The Brothers occupy an exclusive space in the international arts community. The need for social communication and exchange through art is a prominent message reflective of their work. The fact that photography is the medium used to document their performances, organised in public and private spaces through the use of the body, is far from incidental. Their body art is not a flaunting of the nude, but rather a laying bare of humanity itself so as to lead it, through embrace, to a condition of a dialogue and exchange.
About The Gao Brothers
Gao Qiang: 1962, born in Jinan, China Gao Zhen: 1956 born in Jinan, China Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang are two artist brothers based in Beijing, notorious for their outspoken expression exclusively through their art. They have been collaborating since the 1980s creating impressive works using multimedia poetics that draw upon diverse languages such as performance, photography, painting and sculpture.
The notion of art fostered by the Gao Brothers tends to posit itself as a permanent creativity and a welding of the different moments of existence. Because art is not an image of movement but a liberating process, thus engaging all their energies including the body, to critically address the space of life and establish a relation of communication with the community
The Brothers have exhibited at countless important galleries, museums and institutions, in major cities in China, the USA, Canada, France, UK, Russia, Italy and Germany, as well as staging their famous World Hug Day performance in China, USA, UK, France, Germany and Japan.