• Tang Contemporary Art is proud to present a solo exhibition for Zhu Jinshi from March 10 to April 30, 2018. The exhibition will be divided over both Tang Contemporary spaces, with “The ship of Time” in Space I and “Rejecting River Currents” in Space II. The large-scale rice paper installation The ship of Time is expansive, but its weight is treated lightly; the piece is the concentration of the unaffected motives that the artist has retained since he began making installations in 1988. “Rejecting River Currents” showcases Zhu Jinshi’s abstract painting from the early 1980s to the present, with a particular emphasis on his unique “thick paintings” from the last decade. Installation and painting are two paths in Zhu Jinshi’s artistic explorations over the last forty years. They overlap with one another, and are far from mutually exclusive. Tang Contemporary Art has been preparing for several years, and we are gratified that it has finally been realized; we expect that this kind of distinctive art will drive Chinese contemporary art in a new direction.


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  • Zhu Jinshi, born in 1954, is a pioneer of Chinese abstract art and installation art. He began to create abstract paintings in the early 1980s and moved to Berlin in 1986. Since then, he has been experimenting with performance, installation, and conceptual art. In 1994, Zhu returned to China, dividing his time between Berlin and Beijing until 2010. At present, he lives and works in Beijing.

    Zhu’s solo exhibitions include Rejecting River Currents/The Ship of Time (2018), Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing. Detached from Colour, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, Detached from Colour (2016), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China; Zhu Jinshi (2016), Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China; Zhu Jinshi (2016), Blum & Poe, New York, New York, USA; Performance in Paint: Zhu Jinshi (2015–16), Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; Zhu Jinshi: Boat, a Yi Pai installation (2015), organised by Pearl Lam Galleries and Hongkong Land at Exchange Square, Hong Kong, China; Zhu Jinshi: Simplicity (2014), Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore; Zhu Jinshi: The Reality of Paint (2013), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong; and Zhu Jinshi (2012), Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA. Group shows include Black (2016), Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, California, USA; Perfection by Chance—A Yi Pai Series Exhibition (2015), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China; Thick Paint: Jean Fautrier, Franz West, Zhu Jinshi (2014), Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, New York, USA; 28 Chinese (2013–14), The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; Orient/Ation, 4th International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey (1995), Istanbul, Turkey; Fang (1990), DAAD gallery, Berlin, Germany; and the 1st Xing Xing (Stars Group) Exhibition (1979), Gallery in Beihai Park, Beijing, China. Zhu Jinshi’s works have been collected internationally by notable public and private collections.




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    The First Space of Beijing : D06, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing The Second Space of Beijing : B01, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing