Sat 22.09 2018 – Sat 10.11 2018

Zeng Fanzhi


Hauser & Wirth Zürich
Limmatstrasse, 8005 Zurich


Saturday 22 September 2018 – Saturday 10 November 2018

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A comprehensive exhibition by renowned artist Zeng Fanzhi this Autumn across three of the gallery’s spaces in Zürich, London and Hong Kong

The new form of presentation will reveal recent bodies of work, shown with important paintings.

The unifying theme of these presentations is Zeng Fanzhi’s investigations into the possibilities of painting in the contemporary era which the artist continues to explore throughout his oeuvre. While united by this shared concept, each site demonstrates a diverse approach to subject matter: in Zurich the exhibition features new abstract landscapes; in London the focus is figuration; and in Hong Kong paintings and drawings deftly draw on Chinese and Western representation and gesture, reflecting Zeng Fanzhi’s research process and experimental approach. The distinct genres are interwoven and influence one another to create a compelling context in which to view the works. The exhibition will allow viewers the opportunity to gain an unprecedented and in-depth understanding of the future development of Zeng Fanzhi’s contemporary practice.

Zeng Fanzhi was born in Wuhan, China in 1964 and graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in Wuhan in 1991. One of the most celebrated artists working today, Zeng is lauded across the globe for his technical mastery and ability to conjure emotion from his subject matter. Zeng’s works are in the collections of several prominent institutions, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Francisco Godia Foundation, Barcelona; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka; Denver Art Museum, Denver CO; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

Written by Zero Zurich