Red Gate Gallery
Since 1991 Red Gate Gallery has been exhibiting work by outstanding
contemporary Chinese artists. With 22 artists represented, the diverse
media reflects the artists' awareness and interest in China's changing
society. As records of their observations on daily life, artists are
exploring issues such as gender, population (family planning), and the
environment, all highly relevant in our global society. Through traditional
Chinese painting, collage, lithographs and oil painting Red Gate's artists
are supplying a "social commentary" on the political, economical
and cultural transformations within contemporary Chinese society. Oil/Acrylic
painters include: Su Xinping, Zhang Yajie, Wang Yuping, He Sen, Liu
Manwen, Guan Wei, Qin Yifeng, Zhang Hongbo, Liu Yi, Liu Fei and Qi Zhilong.
Installation and sculpture: Sui Jianguo, Shi Zhongying and Li Gang.
Performance Art: Sheng Qi. Printmakers: Su Xinping, Tan Ping, Zhou Jirong,
and Wang Huaxiang. Mixed Media: Zheng Xuewu, and Wang Lifeng. Photography:
Han Congwu. Traditional Chinese Painting: Liu Qinghe.
Red Gate was founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace. Wallace first
came to China in 1986 to study Chinese language at People's University,
Beijing. He then went on to study art history in 1990 - 91 at the Central
Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. In 1988 he began organizing exhibitions
for young Chinese artists which eventually lead to the establishment
of Red Gate Gallery at its original location, the Dongbianmen Watchtower.
Since then Red Gate has been exhibiting six to eight solo shows per
year, complimented by guest-curated exhibitions.
Last year Red Gate returned to the Dongbianmen Watchtower and currently
holds shows on the first and fourth level. With the larger space, Wallace
hopes to be able to continue to exhibit work by the gallery-represented
artists as well as invite guest curators to organize larger group exhibitions.
10 AM - 5 PM Tuesday - Sunday
The Dongbianmen Watchtower, Chongwenmen, Beijing
Tel: 6525 1005 Fax: 6582 4236
Director: Brian Wallace
Gallery Manager: Qiao Luqiang