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A Marble-ous Display

January 12, 2015
Morph by Zhan Wang

It’s no great secret that Beijing’s art scene is a hot bed of Chinese creativity, oft daringly dabbling in socio-political and historical themes. And at the epicentre is 798 Art District, a labyrinth of galleries, museums and studios occupying a former factory complex. Chief among them is Long March Space, which since first opening in 2002, has showcased the brightest of talents, from Wang Jianwei to Guo Fengyi. Their latest exhibition comes courtesy of one of the country’s leading sculptors, Zhan Wang.

Entitled Morph, this new collection of colossal pieces (five in total) is an extension of Wang’s acclaimed series Artificial Rock, which features replicas of the ‘scholar rocks’ often found in oriental gardens. The subject matter is still ‘shadow’ but the sculptures themselves are now different; although similar in appearance, with their rippling figures and undulations, these  recent works have been painstakingly carved from smooth white marble. As an added flash of contrast, the display also includes a lone, reflective stainless steel installation from Zhang Wang’s previous oeuvre. Truly marble-ous!

Until 2 Feb, 2015.

Long March Space / 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu / 798 Art District / Chaoyang / +86 10 5978 9768 /longmarchspace.com 


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