Significant Chinese artist exhibits for the first time in NZ
Currently on view at Webb's is an exhibition of photographic work by Zhang Xianyong. Xianyong belongs to a new generation of young Chinese photographers who engage with both traditional Chinese storytelling and Western modes of representation. His works form a carefully staged tableau that reflects on the rapid pace of China's economic development and the radical cultural shift that it has brought about in Chinese society.
Xianyong's sprawling works are generally composed of a myriad of cultural references juxtaposed visually against one another; they are aimed at shining a light on a modern China that is torn between its past and its future. His work is humorous, confronting and conceptually pervasive. Zhang Xianyong works and lives in Shanghai.
It is the first time
the works of Zhang Xianyong have been exhibited in New
ZHANG XIANYONG, 4 - 18 November 2011
On view Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm.
View the exhibition online