This online exhibition is entitled "Nightshapes", which is inspired by the German film " Nachtgestalten". Art itself is like exploring the shape of the night in the dark, and the artists keep moving forward boldly in the unknown. ShanghART Gallery is honored to present works of art by 19 innovative Chinese contemporary artists during the 7-day online exhibition where visitors can enjoy different and wonderful works every day. In this online exhibition, you will see the latest work of Ding Yi's "Appearance of Crosses" series, which combines the forms of woodcut and painting, Xu Zhen's "MadeIn Curved Vase - Vault-of-Heaven Vase with Peach Design, Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty", the installation that reverses the contours of civilization, which is created after repeated experiments to make the bottleneck turn 90 degrees, Yu Youhan's 1999 classic political pop series " A Pocket Western Art History about Mao", Yang Fudong's early classic photography series "Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest", and Zeng Fanzhi's latest work "Zi Qi Dong Lai", which conveys a completely different visual experience.
ShanghART Gallery also pays close attention to new works of Chinese contemporary art and the newcomers. The audience can enjoy the latest creations of some artists, such as Zhang Ding's latest photography series "High-speed Forms", which substantiates the "Emotional Sculpture" into the relationship between the audience and the commercial advertising language flooding the global visual culture, Sun Xun's film scene designing works of his new cinematic narrative film "Magic of Atlas", and Zhu Jia's latest oil painting series "Paintings of the Everyday" which will be exhibited at ShanghART Gallery in 2020. And there will also be works of emerging artists of contemporary Chinese art such as He Wei, Lin Aojiu, and Yan Bing.
The exhibited works include painting, photography, installation and other forms, as well as works from their latest collections which will be exhibited in ShanghART’s upcoming exhibitions this year. The artists are all depicting the shape of the night from their own perspectives.