Saturday October 7

Klein Sun Gallery

11am-6pm | Exhibition Viewing

Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art

In response to the gallery’s 2007 inaugural show, “Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Modern and Contemporary Art”, Klein Sun Gallery goes back to its root for its 10 year anniversary exhibition: “Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art”.
In ancient China, wind chimes were a fundamental part of Feng Shui where balance between Ying and Yang; flexibility and solidity; movement and stability is crucial. Alexander Calder is widely acknowledged as the originator of mobiles where he found the similar kind of balance between what is live and what is mechanical and it has been pointed out that Calder encountered Chinese wind bells in his youth in San Francisco. This exhibition will feature living Chinese artists such as Qin Jun, Vivian Zhang, Li Jingxiong, Zhao Yao, Hong Hao, Huang Rui, Shen Fan, Gao Ludi and Hong Shaopei who incorporate or relate to kineticism in their artwork, which may consciously or subconsciously be influenced by Calder.
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Above: Hong Shaopei, Painting 12, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 x 6 cm, Image courtesy of Beijing Art Now Gallery and the artist, © Hong Shaopei