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Imagery Now at PKM

Published on November 5, 2007

This is why I like PKM: they consistently produce some of the most well-installed exhibitions in Beijing. Arrangement, spacing, tagging, framing, lighting – all of the peripheral elements that go into the display of artwork are given consideration and professionally executed. Contrary to the get-it-on-the-wall-and-out-the-door aesthetic that, unfortunately, plagues some local galleries, PKM’s Beijing outpost gets it right. Oh, and they put together thoughtful exhibitions of quality work too.

The current exhibition, titled “Imagery Now,” is actually a survey of artworks from the past 40 years that employ bold, graphic techniques to either focus or trick the eye. From Tadanori Yokoo multiple fluorescent inks to Hiroe Saeki delicate, repetitive pen strokes to Thomas Bayrle’s optical double entendre, Imagery Now offers a lot that is easy to enjoy.

Tadanori Yokoo

Hiroe Saeki

Thomas Bayrle

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