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Solo show: ZHAO ZHAO - WALKING NAKED (over)

19 March 2011 until 7 May 2011
  Zhao Zhao
Zhao Zhao
Thank you Brother-in-law
Oil on canvas, 300x250 cm

Besselstr. 14
10969 Berlin
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After many great years in the Sophienstrasse we have moved from Berlin-Mitte to join the BERLIN GALLERY DISTRICT in Kreuzberg.

Late last autumn, we presented Ai Wei Wei with his iconographic sculpture Teahouse in the Sophienstrasse, and we now warmly recommend a visit to the Museum of Asian Art Berlin, where this newly acquired work has been added to the collection and has been on display for the past few weeks.

To open our new exhibition space, we will present the 1982 born artist Zhao Zhao with his conceptual works and paintings. Zhao Zhao's works have not yet been exhibited in the west and were presented in China for the first time by Ai Wei Wei in 'CAAW - China Art Archives and Warehouse'. We herewith already invite you to a talk between the two artists during the OPEN GALLERY WEEKEND end of April.

Zhao, who lives in Beijing, expresses himself in the context of art history while he reflects political developments in China. He installed a stumbling block on the Tiananmen Square; during the opening of the Olympics, he dressed as a policeman and performed in front of the completely closed-off Forbidden City. Zhao abstracts material from the works of Beuys and Anselm Kiefer in order to develop profane inanimate objects, such as coins, beads or toothpicks. In his paintings, he makes the lack of style become a style by quoting completely different painting approaches, thus formulating a new canon. The images are so different that the artist has avoided any form of 'branding' and this potentially leads viewers to believe that they are in a group show with many different positions.

In the salon, we will present the wonderful drawings and sculptures of the 1961 born installation and conceptual artist, Yuan Shun. His intricate drawings - which are also included in the DEUTSCHE BANK art collection - fluctuate between science fiction and traditional Chinese ink painting.

In the foyer of our new gallery, we will show the large work 'Stockage' from the Brazilian artist, Luzia Simons, as a permanent installation for half a year.

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