Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

The World of Li Xiongyi at UBC Asian Centre, November 16 – 24, 2014

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

The World of Li Xiongyi

Co-organized by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and theory, UBC, and Yishu Initiative of Contemporary Chinese Art.

Date: November 16, 2014

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: Auditorium, UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver

Exhibition runs November 16 to 24, 2014

About the artist

Born in 1988 and now living in Beijing, the young Chinese artist Li Xiongyi is a rising star in contemporary Chinese art world. Being a kid with autism who never received any academic training in art, Li is naturally talented in oil painting. His works have deeply impressed many art professionals.

“What makes me feel emotional is that Xiongyi greatly enjoys painting. When doing something for fun, it does not feel like hard work at all; it is more like playing. Therefore, while he is painting, he is having fun.”

–Shao Dazhen (Critic of contemporary Chinese Art)

Hours: Mon-Fri. 9am – 5pm

Sat. 12pm – 5pm

Please visit: http://www.ahva.ubc.ca/eventsDetails.cfm?EventID=1333&EventTypeNumID=5

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