Phoenix – Art from the Ashes

Xue Song
May 18 – July 14, 2019
Long Museum, West Bund, Shanghai




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Xue Song, Calligraphy Imagery, 2019
Xue Song, Shanghai Postcards, 2019
Xue Song, Smooth Sailing, 2018
Xue Song, Speckled Landscape, 2018
Xue Song, Four Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter, 2018
Xue Song, Peace Dove - Dialogue with Magritte, 2017
Xue Song, Tribute to Rothko No. 5, 2015
Xue Song, Two Tigers, 2010
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Xue Song,<i> Calligraphy Imagery,</i> 2019
Xue Song, <i>Shanghai Postcards,</i> 2019
Xue Song, <i>Smooth Sailing,</i> 2018
Xue Song, <i>Speckled Landscape,</i> 2018
Xue Song, <i>Four Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter,</i> 2018
Xue Song, <i>Peace Dove - Dialogue with Magritte,</i> 2017
Xue Song, <i>Tribute to Rothko No. 5,</i> 2015
Xue Song, <i>Two Tigers,</i> 2010
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Shanghai’s Long Museum (West Bund) presents Phoenix – Art from the Ashes, a large-scale solo exhibition by the artist Xue Song. Curated by Jeffrey Spalding, the exhibition features important works from Xue’s prolific artistic career spanning over thirty years, including his early ventures with fire and collage, as well as the artist’s current developments and progress with series such as Dialogue with Masters, History & Reality, City & Youth, Chinese Landscape, and Foam.

Long Museum (West Bund)
3398, Longteng Ave., Xuhui Dist., Shanghai

May 18 – July 14, 2019
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm


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Pine.Smoke.Ink

Xue Song
January 6 – March 4, 2018




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Xue Song, New Heights, 2015
Xue Song, Spring Colors, 2013
Xue Song, Autumn River Boating, 2015
Xue Song, Sailing Amidst Mountains, 2016
Xue Song, Tribute to Rothko I, 2015
Xue Song, Dialogue with Mondrian No. 4, 2012
Xue Song, Dialogue with Mondrian No. 8, 2012
Xue Song, Autumn Colors, 2016
Xue Song, Calligraphy Imagery, 2014
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Xue Song, <i>New Heights,</i> 2015
Xue Song, <i>Spring Colors,</i> 2013
Xue Song, <i>Autumn River Boating,</i> 2015
Xue Song,<i> Sailing Amidst Mountains,</i> 2016
Xue Song, <i>Tribute to Rothko I, </i>2015
Xue Song, <i>Dialogue with Mondrian No. 4,</i> 2012
Xue Song, <i>Dialogue with Mondrian No. 8,</i> 2012
Xue Song, <i>Autumn Colors, </i>2016
Xue Song, <i>Calligraphy Imagery,</i> 2014
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Pine smoke ink, famous throughout China, is a type of precious inkstick made from pine soot, or the deposition of smoke particles from burning pinewood. Xue Song, who is named after the great pines (song in Chinese) of Yellow Mountain, begins his collages by burning printed images, in which the ashes are collected and mixed into his paint; this artistic practice and synthetic medium can be regarded as a new Pine Smoke Ink.

Since the late 1990s, Xue Song has made extensive use of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting, either as ready-made images for his burnt collage, or as classical themes to be reinvented in a contemporary context. Although his practice is derived from Pop Art, it carries a profound sense of Chinese culture and the spirit of ink painting. The artistic practice of Pine, Smoke, Ink opens a new chapter in genre of Modern Ink.

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January 6 – March 4, 2018
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 2:00 – 6:00 pm


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Eight Views of Taiwan

Lin Pang-soong, Xue Song, Zhou Gang
September 19 – October 17, 2015




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Xue Song, Ali Mountain, 2013
Richard MC Chang and Xue Song, Lukang, 2014
Zhou Gang, Martial Temple, Tainan, 2014
Lin Pang-soong, Yehliu, 2014
Zhou Gang, Sun Moon Lake, 2014
Xue Song, Taipei, 2013
Mazu, 2014
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Xue Song, Ali Mountain, 2013
Richard MC Chang and Xue Song, Lukang, 2014
Zhou Gang, Martial Temple, Tainan, 2014
Lin Pang-soong, Yehliu, 2014
Zhou Gang, Sun Moon Lake, 2014
Xue Song, Taipei, 2013
Mazu, 2014
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Works



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Lin Pang-soong, Keelung Temple, 2015
Lin Pang-soong, Tainan Confucius Temple, 2014
Lin Pang-soong, Taruko Gorge, 2014
Zhou Gang, Taichung Confucius Temple, 2014
Zhou Gang, Lukang Lungshan Temple, 2014
Zhou Gang, Fort Provintia, 2014
Xue Song, Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, 2014
Xue Song, Ali Mountain, 2014
Xue Song, Eternal, Spring Shrine, 2014
Xue Song, Yehliu, 2014
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Lin Pang-soong, <i>Keelung Temple,</i> 2015
Lin Pang-soong,<i> Tainan Confucius Temple, </i> 2014
Lin Pang-soong, <i>Taruko Gorge, </i>2014
Zhou Gang, <i>Taichung Confucius Temple,</i> 2014
Zhou Gang, <i>Lukang Lungshan Temple,</i> 2014
Zhou Gang, <i>Fort Provintia, </i>2014
Xue Song, <i>Dragon and Tiger Pagodas,<i> 2014
Xue Song, <i>Ali Mountain,</i> 2014
Xue Song, <i>Eternal, Spring Shrine,</i> 2014
Xue Song, <i>Yehliu, </i>2014
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Eight Views of Taiwan first appeared in 1694 in the official Taiwan Chorography. In the four following centuries, the list of Eight Views has undergone a series of changes according to the times, due to not only the island’s development and social growth, but also the people’s choice of aesthetics and sense of cultural identification. What makes a scenery beautiful? A viewer’s opinion often oversteps the boundaries of objectivity. From 2013, three cross-strait artists, Lin (Apex) Pang-soong, Zhou Gang, and Xue Song, were invited for the Eight Views of Taiwan creation project. Without a preconceived list of Eight Views, the artists were invited to travel around Taiwan, and through their experience and interaction with the island, each represent the scenery in their own artistic language, ultimately painting a view into the cultural and historical heritage of Taiwan.

Curator Elaine Suyu Liu

Lin Pang-soong, Xue Song, Zhou Gang

September 19 – October 17, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 19, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm




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Lin Pang-soong, Yang En-sheng, Zhou GangApril 13 – June 12, 2013