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Zeng Fanzhi: <EM>Laocoön</EM>, 2015Oil on canvas, 400 x 400 cm. © Zeng Fanzhi Studio
Zeng Fanzhi: Laocoön, 2015
Oil on canvas, 400 x 400 cm.
© Zeng Fanzhi Studio
Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours
BEIJING  •  Ullens Center for Contemporary Art  •  19 September - 19 November 2016
Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours is the Chinese artist’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition anywhere to date and his first institutional solo show in Beijing. Including nearly sixty works borrowed from collections around the world, it covers nearly thirty years of Zeng’s creative output, winding through his extensive stylistic and thematic evolutions on canvas and in sculptural form. The main body of the exhibition in UCCA’s Great Hall features key works from each major series in Zeng’s career, presenting a complete picture of his creative exploration and artistic contribution, and referring to art-historical precedents from Hellenistic sculpture to Lucien Freud. It culminates in a room dedicated to a recent series of works on paper—never before exhibited in China—which mark a new engagement with the aesthetics of Chinese painting, and in the Nave, where a special space has been constructed to show two of his most substantial landscapes.

Regarding his survey, Zeng Fanzhi (b. 1964, Wuhan) states, “Fortunately, I encountered painting in my youth and chose to embark on this creative path that now stretches for nearly thirty years. Along the way, I have discovered a place I call my own, where art serves as a guide through the long corridor of history, allowing one to traipse freely through time and space. My heart is filled with gratitude for the wonderment of this experience, and I hope by presenting this exhibition, which incorporates canvases from all the major shifts in my practice, to share a fantastic visual journey with a global audience.”

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Contact: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District 4
Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China
Tel: (86) 10 57 80 02 00

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