Beijing, China (June 24, 2010) /ChinaNewswire.com/ — The award-winning Hilton Beijing Wangfujing launches the "Art + Space" exhibition area with Banquet of Colors by Ouka Leele, a photography exhibition of the Spanish artist Ouka Leele that runs from June 19 until July 18, 2010.
Banquet of Colors by Ouka Leele is organized by Hilton Beijing Wangfujing in collaboration with Magee Art Gallery and showcases a collection of 14 pieces of Ouka Leele's works from all different stages of her artistic career: from Hairdresser's Series of her first solo in 1979, and works of the 1980s during the new wave cultural movement in Madrid, La Movida.
Ouka Leele, a prestigious Spanish female photographer with an art career dating back to the late 70's, ranks among the landmark figures of Europe as a contemporary of the American female artist Cindy Sherman. Ouka Leele participated into the new wave cultural movement La Movida, which began in Spain, especially in Madrid, during the 80s with the arrival of Democracy, and swept all over the European continent. Born in Madrid in 1957, Ouka Leele started painting when she was very young, always influenced by the Nature and the great masters from Museo del Prado. In 1976 she started her studies at Photocentro, an innovative photography school where you could glimpse the ideas that the young Spanish artists develop later in the 80s. Ouka Leele's universe has always been between two worlds, painting and photography, the earthly and the spiritual. When she was studying fine arts at university, she also began to study photography, and a strong way to express herself was revealed to her. Driven by the need of painting and the fascination with black and white photography, she fuses both techniques and develops her personal artistic language. She still continues painting, but using photography to register the reality previously created by her.
The Banquet of Colors by Ouka Leele photography exhibition is located on the newly-launched "Art + Space" exhibition area of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing on level 5 and is open from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, daily. For more information, please call +86 (0) 10 5812 8888 ext. 8818.
About Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing sets the standard for modern comfort. Designed as a chic and intimate, lifestyle hotel, featuring 255 guestrooms including 58 suites, the hotel is ideally located on Wangfujing Street, one of Beijing's most prestigious addresses. The property provides easy access to the city's prominent commercial and cultural centers, and is a short walk from many major tourist and shopping attractions.
For information, please visit www.wangfujing.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on + 86 (0) 10 5812 8888. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is located at 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing.
About Hilton Hotels
Hilton Hotels is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure.
About Hilton Worldwide
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About Magee Art Gallery
Magee Art Gallery (Madrid) was established in 2008 with the goal of broadening international visibility of Chinese contemporary art. After two years situated in Antonio Maura, at the beginning of 2010, the gallery opened its new space at Dr. Fourquet Street, integrating into one of the contemporary art galleries circuits in Madrid. Located behind Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Magee Art Gallery (Madrid) is the first gallery in Spain to dedicate its entire exhibition program to Chinese contemporary art.
In the fall of 2008, Magee Art Gallery opened its second space in the renown 798 Art Zone of Beijing. Housed in the award-winning building designed by Liang Jingyu of Approach Architecture Studio, its multi-layer exhibition space attracts hundreds to thousands of visitors daily. Since its establishment, Magee Art Gallery has focused its activities on supporting the best of emerging Chinese contemporary artists by organizing critically acclaimed exhibitions, producing academic-quality publications, bringing its artists to art fairs, biennials, festivals and introducing them to public institutions and private collectors worldwide. With its strong academic background, Magee Art Gallery has a compelling mission of encouraging experimental and cross disciplinary artistic activities. Magee Art Gallery not only dedicates itself to bringing the best of emerging Chinese contemporary art to a broad audience. It also takes upon its responsibility to bring new visions to Chinese contemporary art by actively facilitating collaboration projects with outstanding galleries, museums and public institutions around the world.
- Judith A. Los Banos
Director of Marketing & Communications
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Tel: (86) (10) 5812 88 16
Fax: (86) (10) 5812 88 86