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Hotel Intel: Huang Rui Exhibits at The Opposite House, Beijing

- Mary Gostelow, arguably the most-traveled, and most-traveling, lady of the 21st century. She is owner and president of The Gostelow Report, essential monthly market intelligence briefing for the top levels of the hospitality industry. She is also contributing editor to Elite Traveler, The Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine and EnRoute.

Huang Rui’s latest work, I-Ching, is an interactive performance piece and sculpture installation. The exhibition, which runs until March 31, 2012, is curated by Martina Ziesse and presented at The Opposite House in collaboration with PZcontemporary.

Artitute had this to say about the exhibit:

“Rooted in conceptualism, his [Rui] works are socially and historically relevant yet intriguingly beautiful and poetic. Performance, painting, installation and sculpture form the basis of his connotations from Chinese philosophy to modern-day life. He often uses words as imagery and plays with their meaning of duplicity and irony. I-Ching is one of the most important series of Huang Rui’s artistic career. Huang Rui began exploring the I-Ching (Book of Changes) in the early 1980s, and he has since interpreted the divinity symbols in the I-Ching in a variety of visual forms.”

The Opposite House, a 98-room hotel in Sanlitun Village, Beijing, is renowned for its avant-garde temporary exhibitions. Respected designer Kengo Kumo deliberately designed the six-floor building with a roof-high open atrium, from which mesh curtains hang. The lobby is, therefore, an ideal art gallery, and the more modern the work, the better it complements the interior.

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