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X+Q Art at Paul Smith Melbourne

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Paul Smith Melbourne is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition of handmade sculptures by X+Q Art.

The brainchild of contemporary artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci, Chinese art collective X+Q Art construct colourful and vivid stories with their arresting sculptural pieces.

Showing in galleries from London to Shanghai and with the exhibition recently on display in his shop in Faubourg St Honore, Paris, Paul Smith is delighted to be hosting the artists’ work in his Melbourne shop. Two of China’s most successful modern artists, Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci have created complimentary pieces that sit side-by-side in the Paul Smith shop each capturing a whimsical and humorous tone.

In her I Have Seen Happiness sculpture series, Xiang Jing aims to celebrate youth and create an optimistic mood with her vibrant rabbit sculptures flocked in rich shades of red, blue, yellow and green.The collection is particularly appropriate given Paul’s own fondness for rabbits.

Whilst in The Angelest Qian and The Angelest Kun, Qu Guangci fuses Eastern and Western sentiments, referencing both in his series of winged oriental angels. Similarly bright to Xiang Jing’s I Have Seen Happiness, Qu also aims to illuminate visitors instilling brightness and positivity through art.

26th February – 10th April 2014
Paul Smith, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne

The brainchild of contemporary artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci, Chinese art collective X+Q Art construct colourful

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Yundi – Emperor | Fantasy

Following Yundi’s successful ‘China Piano Dream‘ the classical star pianist is coming back to Europe with a 25 date tour throughout the continent in 2014.

At his concerts in Germany Yundi will perform romantic works by Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann as well as Ludwig van Beethoven. Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major op.17 is also on Yundi’s new album, which will be released exclusively at the start of the Germany tour. In 2007 he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra for the first time, being the first Chinese musician to work with them and now he is again collaborating with the prestigious orchestra and conductor Daniel Harding on his new album Emperor.

Yundi concert tour