Johnny Judge Gallery
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Johnny Judge Gallery is a contemporary art gallery which was founded in 2006. It specializes in young artists from Beijing, China. In July 2006, the gallery owners presented selected artists for the first time in the L.A. Gallery Beijing. In August 2006, they opened the acclaimed festival “Made in China: Young Art and Fresh Film from Beijing” in Berlin, Germany.
Background[edit | edit source]
In 2004 the gallery founders decided to do an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art. Their main goal was to expose the new generation of Beijing artists and what they were doing. Drawing on contacts with gallery owners from the 798 Art District and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, they were able to select a group of young artists from various fields and backgrounds. Over the course of the project the core group was extended to more than ten artists. Moreover, a film festival was attached to the exhibition.
Exhibitions[edit | edit source]
In the summer of 2006, the selection of Beijing newcomers was presented on two occasions. In July, a preview exhibition took place in the L.A. Gallery Beijing. The opening show featured Beijing underground rock band “Hang on the Box.” In August, the festival “Made in China: Young Art and Fresh Film from Beijing” opened in Berlin. The integration of private and public space was appraised by art critics, but triggered a public scandal when Berlin’s major tabloid paper B.Z. (Berliner Zeitung) accused the works of art by artists “TA MEN” as being too graphically violent and sexually explicit. Currently, Johnny Judge Gallery is organizing an art event in New York City.
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- Johnny Judge Gallery official homepage (international).
- Festival “Made in China: Young Art and Fresh Film from Beijing” official homepage (Germany).
- Die ZEIT online (August 2006)
- "artnet". 22 August 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
- "artnet". 29 January 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
-  Made in China: The Blog for Art and Film from China.
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