Located at SongZhuang, TongZhou of Beijing, Artist Village Gallery is run by a SongZhuang artist and his wife, mainly to promote the works from SongZhuang artists. With total 3000㎡ exhibiting space and a 8000㎡ botanic garden,Artist Village Gallery has one of Beijing's largest exhibiting space focusing on contemporary art. As the earlist and biggist gallery in SongZhuang, the gallery and it's owner experienced the development of SongZhuang, and the gallery itself has become an important witness of Artist Village. It's a must see place for visiting SongZhuang.

    画家村画廊坐落于北京东郊以中国当代实验艺术闻名的通州宋庄画家村,是宋庄最早也是最大的一家专业画廊,从开办至今已经有八年的历史。目前画廊拥有总面积为3000多平米的展厅和多功能厅, 一个交流中心和一个植物园,占地面积为8000 多平米,是宋庄一个集对外形象宣传、当代作品展览展示、东西方文化艺术交流、当代艺术普及与教育为一体的综合性场所。

The Second Hall 第二展厅外景

    画廊由一位来宋庄多年的画家和他具有媒体背景的的妻子共同创办,旨在把中国当代艺术作品推向国际市场,为各国的艺术品收藏者、画廊和博物馆提供一流的中国当代艺术精品,从而支持有才能的艺术家立足本土文化,潜心艺术实验,走向世界。

    由于画廊和画廊的主人经历并参与了宋庄画家村从最初到现在的发展,画廊本身亦成为宋庄画家村历史发展的重要见证,是参观宋庄必看的景点之一。画廊从成立之初到现在,接待了数以万计的来自世界各地的媒体代表,各国政要、艺术收藏和艺术爱好者,成为展示宋庄的一个非常重要的窗口。

 

The third Hall 第三展厅外景

No.3 & No.2 Exhibiting Hall 第三展厅和第二展厅局部

International Exchange Center 交流中心

Attached Studios 附属工作室

Basketball Court 篮球场

 

    As a bridge linking to outside world, Artist Village Gallery is trying to let more people know the artists far away from the so-called main stream by organizing exhibition and activity on each month’s basis to make more people have a better understanding of contemporary’works.

  

      The south section of the first exhibiting hall 第一展厅南区内景

 

 

    

        The north section of the first exhibiting hall 第一展厅北区内景

    

 The inside view of the second exhibiting hall 第二展厅内景

    More than 14 years ago, YanYu and his wife Sally came to SongZhuang to seek their ideal. With the dream in their mind,they built their first house in XiaoPu and settled down for a simple country life. Persuaded by YanYu and his friends,Sally began use her media platform to promote SongZhuang and SongZhuang artists, bring international visitors to SongZhuang. Dislike the urbanlization of XiaoPu village, they moved to a smaller village in SongZhuang---RenZhuang village---constructing a group of Chinese style buildings as exhibiting space by clearing a garbage heap in the village, to show the works from SongZhuang artists, aiming to introduce China contemporary art and SongZhuang to the world, supporting those talent artists living in this community to stay as long as they can to build their fame.

    在十四年前,严宇和Sally凭着对理想的追求、对艺术的热爱和对自由简单的乡村生活的向往来到宋庄,开始了建设家园的漫长历程。在严宇及其艺术家朋友们的劝说下,拥有丰富媒体工作经验的Sally 开始利用自己的媒体平台对宋庄及其艺术家进行宣传,持续不断地带来海外游客参观宋庄。

    由于不喜欢小堡村的逐渐城市化,在八年前,他们搬到了乡村气息更浓郁的任庄村。在对一个昔日堆放垃圾的废弃坑塘进行清理后,他们白手起家,自筹资金,建起了一组中式的庭院,正式创办了这个村子里的画廊,希望通过持续不断地向海外进行推广、定期举办画展和不定期举办艺术交流活动,推介优秀艺术家,传递中国当代艺术信息,使世界关注中国当代艺术,关注宋庄。

  

  

    八年多来,由于画家村画廊一直孜孜不倦地致力于向海外对中国当代艺术以及宋庄进行宣传和推广,引起了国际媒体对宋庄的广泛关注.作为一个运做成熟的展示宋庄艺术家作品的平台,画家村画廊先后接待了国际上的几十家媒体,包括国际著名媒体如英国的BBC电视台、美国公众广播电台、俄罗斯中央电视一台、法国新闻社、法国世界报、美国世界日报、德国国家电视台、挪威国家电视台、丹麦电视台,新加坡联合早报、南华早报、香港经济日报、凤凰卫视等,向来访的记者介绍了画廊及宋庄,将中国当代艺术及宋庄的信息传播到世界各地;在宋庄走向世界的进程中起了十分重要的推动作用。

    With its effective promoting, Artist Village Gallery has been succeeful in bringing a lot of international attention to Song Zhuang and Chinese contemporary art. Among its visitors are curators from major museums such as Moma, ambassadors, visiting officials from foreign governments and United Nations, and media people from France, England (BBC), Germany, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Denmark, America, Russia,Singapore and HongKong etc. Even one former US president's wife visited the gallery. After visiting the gallery, the Cultural minister of Holland Medy van der laan give a high opinion about the gallery and the minister plenipotentiary from Holland embassy even rates the gallery as one of the best galleries in Beijing. The cultural minister of Singapore also visited the gallery ??? while visiting Beijing, praising the gallery’s contributing for promoting for the community. Because various activities it organized, City guide from Wallpaper and City Weekend (one of the most popular English magazine in Beijing), both list the gallery among the top 5 galleries in Beijing.
    By showing its first-rate contemporary works in a unique environment, Artist Village Gallery has functioned as an important window showing SongZhuang to the world, a necessory bridge linking to the outside and a reliable source for quality works from SongZhuang. Through Artist Village Gallery’s hard working, many songzhuang artists have successufully exhibited their works in galleries from America, France, Holland, Germany, England, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea.

    目前画廊已经发展成为北京面积最大和专注于当代艺术最好的画廊之一。由于高质量的作品和经常举办形式多样的艺术活动,画廊曾被著名的英文杂志《城市周刊》评为2005年度北京最佳的五个画廊之一;在美国的权威旅游指南书上,画廊被列为北京五大顶级画廊之一,画廊及其对宋庄的介绍还被编入英国的小学参考书内,一位德国的电影纪录片制作人还在其拍摄的介绍中国的记录片的影片中专门介绍了画家村画廊。

    此外,画廊还吸引了各国众多艺术爱好者及艺术研究人员,如美国前总统夫人,韩国使馆公使,意大利使馆公使,捷克驻中国大使,以及法国、美国、英国、德国、意大利、西班牙、比利时、瑞士、新西兰、澳大利亚、加拿大等国家的外交官员们多次来画廊参观;联合国官员(联合国儿童基金会、难民事务处、世界劳工组织)及一些国家来访的政府官员及代表团也慕名参观了画廊;荷兰文化部长迷笛·冯·德郎女士在率领政府代表团参观画廊后,给予画廊高度的评价,荷兰驻华使馆公使凡·伍斯特评价画家村画廊是北京最好最有特色的画廊;新加坡文化部长也慕名专程造访了画廊,高度称赞画廊对本地区所起的推广宣传作用;国务院官员及国内主要媒体包括新华社记者也分别参观过画廊。

  

   Visiting cultural minister of Holland   Minister plenipotentiary from Holland Emb.
   来访的荷兰文化部长迷笛·冯·德郎女士 荷兰驻华使馆凡·伍斯特公使


    画廊一流的中国当代艺术作品,吸引了国际上众多的艺术经纪人、画廊、包括美国MOMA等各国博物馆、中国当代艺术爱好者和收藏人士的目光。由于画廊的成功推广,使得宋庄许多艺术家的作品在法国、英国、美国、荷兰、瑞士、意大利、德国、比利时、新加坡、马来西亚、泰国等国家的画廊展出。

    画廊还多次受国外艺术博览会的邀请到意大利、新加坡参展,在纽约、迈阿密、巴黎、比利时为画家举办个展,向外界介绍中国当代艺术,介绍宋庄。画廊从2004年开始每年受邀赴广州国际艺术博览会举办宋庄专题展。

    画廊作为最早的艺术家组织,还积极参与推动画家村的建设,成功地举办了最早的两届宋庄艺术节,组织媒体团参观并报道宋庄;邀请海外归来的艺术家举办讲座,介绍海外最新动态;接待海外艺术家组织;组织文体活动,活跃艺术家生活。
       

   

     The joint exhibition hold togather with French artist Association.

画廊和法国艺术家协会共同举办展览,图为展会现场。

   

       On the lecture given by the artist returned from abroad

画廊举办讲座,邀请海外归来艺术家介绍国外艺术现状

    Because its high quality works Artist Village Gallery is also invited to take SongZhuang artists’ work to attend art fair abroad. It’s has taken SongZhuag’s work to attend MiArt twice and Art Singapore twice. It also show SongZhuang’ work in GuangZhou international art air continually in 4 years. Now it has set up relation with associations abroad, and cooperates with foreign galleries to hold group show and solo show for SongZhuang artists.

    Beginning from SongZhuang and through 6 years hard working, Artist Village Gallery has set up its position as an important platform for showing contemporary Chinese art abroad.

    由于高质量的作品,宋庄画家村画廊曾被邀请带宋庄艺术家的作品参加海外的艺术博览会。画廊带宋庄艺术家的作品两次受邀参加米兰国际当代艺术博览会;两次参加新加坡国际艺术博览会;连续四年带宋庄艺术家作品参加广州国际艺术博览会“宋庄专题”展。
    画廊目前和已国际上的一些艺术机构建立起了伙伴关系,并和国外一些艺术协会、团体进行艺术交流、合作举办展览和艺术家互访。

    从宋庄开始起步,经过七年的磨砺,画家村画廊以其高水准的国际定位成为展示中国当代艺术一个重要平台和介绍宋庄的窗口。

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