Friday, October 20, 2006

"Moving Memories" Zhang Nian Solo Show

Artist: Zhang Nian
Curator: Wang Lin
Organiser/Venue: ddmwarehouse
Exhibition Dates: Oct. 21st – Nov. 12th, 2006
Opening: Oct. 21st, 2006 (Sat.) 4 pm
Entry: Free

Zhang Nian made his name through the piece “Hatching” in the “China Avant-garde Exhibition 1989”. After that his Egg Series and many other artworks expressed the expectations, inconsonance, conflicts, negation and re-valuation from an individual towards the social values.
The upcoming “Moving Memories” show is not only the exposition of his new pieces, but a memoir of his Zhang Nian’s art creation as well. This series employs both visual and documeted historical records from the Opium War to contemporary China. Especially since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, China has been experiencing a seemingly 10-year circle of historical signifigances, which have constituted some unique dynamic/moving social structures and common values. As an artist Zhang Nian portrays China from modern to contemporary eras through photography, painting and videos. One of the most outstanding features of Zhang Nian’s works is his glamorous presentation by using radiant lighting strokes, which do not only serve personal aesthetic preferences, but are also commonly seen in the propaganda posters in communist China. These strokes are embodied with special energy, that have been influencing Chinese as well as the wider world. They are both personal experiences and collective memories.

713 Dong Daming Rd. 3F Shanghai, China 200080
Tel: +86 21 3501 3212 Fax: +86 21 3501 3340
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00 Tues.-Sun. (no fee)

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