Brilliant City (Reprise)

For this Viewing Room, David Zwirner is pleased to present a selection of works related to the exhibition Brilliant City , which just closed at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. Please note that the gallery will be closed until August 20th. We will reply to inquiries at our earliest convenience.

 

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$36000.00
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59 x 44 1/8 inches (150 x 112 cm)
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Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
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Untitled

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2016
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Michael Lin
Untitled, 2016
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
59 x 44 1/8 inches
150 x 112 cm
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Michael Lin’s (b. 1964) monumental paintings and site-specific installations aim to reshape the viewer’s perception of public spaces. Using patterns and designs appropriated from regional cultures, his work transforms the architecture it inhabits and reflects present-day sociopolitical concerns.

This painting appropriates the Forever (Yongjiu) bicycle logo whose letters—rendered in a midcentury Shanghai typeface—are repeated vertically down the canvas in two neat columns. Founded in 1940, Forever (Yongjiu) is China’s oldest bicycle manufacturer and has become both a nostalgic object synonymous with the bikes themselves and a symbol of the country’s economic and cultural revival. As Aimee Lin notes, “For many people in [Shanghai], the Forever bike recalls the memory of the socialist and collective era of China back to decades ago when bikes were the dominant means of transportation and the country was called the kingdom of bicycles; for Lin, who uses a Forever bicycle as a means of transportation in his daily life, the bike is basic equipment and an artistic instrument that facilitates his continuous interest in urban mobility.”

Aimee Lin, “Michael Lin: A Tale of Today,” ArtReview (May 2016).

Exhibitions
Shanghai, Leo Xu Projects, Michael Lin: A Tale of Today, March 5 - April 10, 2016.

CHERA0004_vr

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$12500.00
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27 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches (70 x 50 cm)
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Archival inkjet print
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Edition 1 of 1, 1 AP

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Chung Kuo – Hello Hong Kong

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2018
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Cheng Ran
Chung Kuo – Hello Hong Kong, 2018
Archival inkjet print
27 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches
70 x 50 cm
Edition 1 of 1, 1 AP
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Cheng Ran’s (b. 1981) films and videos are inspired by Western and Chinese cinema, theatre, poetry, and literature. Often ranging from quick, minute-long observations to hour-long films, Cheng’s dynamic works address various cultures, social positions, and existential questions through his distinct, highly stylized lens.

Chung Kuo – Hello Hong Kong (2018) is a still from the artist’s ongoing video project based on his observations of China. For this work, which is slated for completion at the end of 2018, Cheng will shoot 100 videos, their lengths ranging from mere seconds to an hour long. Combining reality and fiction, this project is loosely conceived as a response to Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1972 documentary Chung Kuo, Cina, which was made at the invitation of Mao Zedong’s government and follows the lives of the Chinese working class at that time. Challenging the boundaries and possibilities of the documentary form, Cheng’s ambitious work will traverse the past, present, and future to explore broad-ranging subjects including the individual in society, modern cities, and the wilderness. 

CHERA0003_vr

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$19000.00
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Available
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47 1/4 x 26 5/8 inches (120 x 67.5 cm)
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Archival inkjet print
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Chung Kuo – Beach

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2017
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Cheng Ran
Chung Kuo – Beach, 2017
Archival inkjet print
47 1/4 x 26 5/8 inches
120 x 67.5 cm
Edition 1 of 1, 1 AP
CHERA0003.1

Cheng Ran’s (b. 1981) films and videos are inspired by Western and Chinese cinema, theatre, poetry, and literature. Often ranging from quick, minute-long observations to hour-long films, Cheng’s dynamic works address various cultures, social positions, and existential questions through his distinct, highly stylized lens.

Chung Kuo – Beach (2017) is a still from the artist’s ongoing video project based on his observations of China. For this work, which is slated for completion at the end of 2018, Cheng will shoot 100 videos, their lengths ranging from mere seconds to an hour long. Combining reality and fiction, this project is loosely conceived as a response to Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1972 documentary Chung Kuo, Cina, which was made at the invitation of Mao Zedong’s government and follows the lives of the Chinese working class at that time. Challenging the boundaries and possibilities of the documentary form, Cheng’s ambitious work will traverse the past, present, and future to explore broad-ranging subjects including the individual in society, modern cities, and the wilderness. 

CHERA0002_vr

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$18000.00
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Available
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Dimensions vary with installation
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Multi video installation, 13:25 min
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Edition 2 of 3, 1 AP

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Diary of Madman-Hong Kong: Mongrel and Black Kite

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2017

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