恭喜趙剛於紐約Greene Naftali Gallery個展「Passage to Dynasty」於昨日開展！該展所展出的畫作描繪了19至20世紀時，中國因現代化與西方衝擊下而產生的時代焦慮與身份變數。在趙剛一直以來的創作中，他便不斷地探討中國人身份的質疑與形塑。將在4月12日於Each Modern亞紀畫廊開展的「趙剛回顧展」，更是將「回顧展」當作一種觀念藝術形式，回望了中國東北與外來文化的交融與衝擊。趙剛包含了水彩、油彩、攝影的新作，追溯了他滿族的身份，並透過再現滿洲國、俄羅斯、中國等等的人物、城市景觀、風景與藝術，再次窺探了哈爾濱的中國人身份與歷史。
Congratulations to Zhao Gang on his exhibition “Passage to Dynasty” at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York! The exhibition, which opened yesterday, presents paintings by Zhao Gang portraying the anxiety and mutability of identity under modernization and the impact of the West from the 19th to 20th century. Zhao Gang has been exploring Chinese identity throughout his art practice. Opening on April 12, the upcoming exhibition “Zhao Gang: Diluted Retrospective” at Each Modern reframes the retrospective as a conceptual form of art. The exhibition, featuring Zhao Gang’s new watercolors on paper, oil on canvas, and photography, reviews the mixed culture of northeast China and Zhao’s Manchurian heritage. Through figures, cityscapes, landscapes, artworks of Manchuria, Russia, and China, Zhao Gang invites us to look back through history and the Chinese identity of Harbin.
“Zhao Gang: Diluted Retrospective” opens on April 12 at 7PM and will be on view until May 18. We hope to see you soon! The gallery will be closed from March 19 to April 11 for de/installation.