The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi

Tue-Sun 10 am – 8 pm

Curator: Lü Peng

admission
full 120 CZK
reduced 60 CZK

Address
Stone Bell House
Staroměstské nám. 605/13
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
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The exhibition will present two Chinese artists, Zhang Xiaogang and Wang Guangyi, who are now part of the international art scene. They emerged in the 1980s when independent Chinese art was formed in unofficial circles in several epicenters based on fragmentary information from scarcely available materials on Western art. Lü Peng, who is the author of a synthetic work on contemporary Chinese art and a theorist dealing with several generations of Chinese artists, conceived of this exhibition as a juxtaposition of two lines that characterize the local development of visual thought. One of them draws from poetic and literary sources, and the other mainly from philosophical and socio-critical theses. In the work of both exhibiting artists, these lines will be represented by their current art, inspired to the large extent by the spiritual atmosphere of Prague.

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Wang Guangyi, Ritual No. 2, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180×140 cm
Wang Guangyi, Ritual No. 2, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180×140 cm
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition The Reunion of Poetry and Philosophy / Zhang Xiaogang & Wang Guangyi, Stone Bell House, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
Wang Guangyi, Daily Life No. 2, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180×140 cm
Wang Guangyi, Daily Life No. 2, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180×140 cm
Zhang Xiaogang, Prisoner of Books – Red Plum, 2015, oil on canvas. 220×140 cm
Zhang Xiaogang, Prisoner of Books – Red Plum, 2015, oil on canvas. 220×140 cm