Hive Center for Contemporary Art

While developing Chinese contemporary art domestically, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Hive) is also devoted to the promotion and cultural exchange of Chinese contemporary art across the globe, bringing prosperity to contemporary art market by presenting prominent international artists and projects. The represented artists encompass established masters from both home and aboard as well as emerging talents. By representing outstanding artists and providing high quality art consultant service, Hive has already become one of the most influential galleries in China. 

E-06, 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang District, Beijing 


Duan jianwei: Life


"Life", the third solo exhibition of artist Duan Jianwei in Hive Center for Contemporary Art, will focus on his recent works and also explore the factors that underlie his unique modeling system through some of his important works in the past. Take a look at his repertoire so far, we can find a grand view of time and space. In the dimension of time, Duan Jianwei's figures in primary colors embody some extensions of the everyday and instants of ritual-like scenes. In terms of space, Duan Jianwei depicts an epitome of the rural society in China, with a subtle approach to interpersonal relations well based on the traditional and profound national character of Chinese society. In this sense, Duan Jianwei's art can effectively harmonize local Chinese rural figures and some non-everyday religious ones from the early stage of the Renaissance, and reveal constantly the mentality of the figure(s) that transcends the time and space in the very context.


Pu Yingwei: Why We Fight


This exhibition will present mainly the five paintings of Pu Yingwei's latest series "Time, History, Why We Fight", along with some relevant installations and videos. It's possible for these pieces, displayed in a single exhibition hall though, to link to every narrative, thanks to the well-designed overlaps as between individual and collective, nation and race, memory and the present, land and obsession. As suggested by his recent painting The Font of Revolutionary Realism, Pu Yingwei sees "painterly" as a political discourse domain of “history, perception, ethics and capital” and attempts to present an aesthetically-based draft about an ideal society still in the making through a continuous series of work (including exhibition, writing, speech-giving, translation and designing).


Qian Honglin: Digital Remains


This exhibition is about to turn the space into the "relic site" of digital body. Through his ongoing creative theme on "body and memory" and artistic concept of "digital remains", artist Qian Honglin creates a possible future coming out of technological eschatology where digital technology has declined, and the very proof of the existence of human technology has become the relic site of abandoned mechanical remains. The scene of beings finally vanishing is both mystical and sorrowful as mankind once projected emotion and desire of controlling the world on nature via scientific rationality. In this broken dream of future space-time, nature once again accepts and accommodates the remains of mankind. Hereon, the boundaries between human and animal, mankind and machine, the natural and the unnatural has yet again vanished and reunited.