Catalogue Raisonné 1984–2004
October 22–November 22, 2020
Zall Bookstore, Wuhan, China
To celebrate the release of Zeng Fanzhi: Catalogue Raisonné 1984–2004, the Fanzhi Foundation for Art and Education is hosting an online conversation and exhibition of early works made by the artist, in his hometown of Wuhan, China. Three of Zeng’s former professors from Hubei Institute of Fine Art—Pi Daojian, Wei Guangqing, and Fang Shaoh—and Shanghart founder Lorenz Helbling will speak about the artist’s practice on October 22, at 2am EDT (2pm HKT). The online conversation will be conducted in Chinese. The event is free and open to the public on WeChat and Zaiyi.
Zeng Fanzhi. Photo: Guo Shaoming
Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu
Friday, April 26, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Hong Kong
Gagosian Hong Kong’s managing director Nick Simunovic and senior director Han-I Wang will discuss works by the three modern masters in the exhibition Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu at Gagosian, Hong Kong. In this presentation, Zeng Fanzhi examines the ways in which these three major figures set the stage for painting as we know it today, serving as crucial touchstones both for their contemporaries and for countless artists thereafter, including Zeng himself. The tour will discuss the visual relationships between the works and the recurring characteristics of modernism that are present in this show. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Sanyu, Basket of Flowers, 1931, courtesy Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation
Catalogue Raisonné 1984–2004
Available in October 2020, this comprehensive three-volume title chronologically illustrates every recorded work from the first two decades of Zeng Fanzhi’s career, including his early portraits and abstract works, as well as the celebrated Hospital (1991–92), Meat (1992–94), and Mask (1994–2004) series. Edited by Gladys Chung and supported by Gagosian, the publication features major essays by Fumio Nanjo, Phillippe Dagen, and Johnson TZ Chang, along with never before published artworks, preparatory studies, and documentary photographs. A Chinese addendum of all texts is included.
Zeng Fanzhi: Catalogue Raisonné 1984–2004 (Milan: Skira, 2020)
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the release of issue 3 of the Gagosian App for iPad on January 22, 2012. Artists featured in this issue include Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Paul Noble, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, and Zeng Fanzhi.
In issue 3 we feature a Damien Hirst “art board” that explores more than ninety spot paintings, offer a 360˚ full-motion interactive experience of Richard Serra sculptures Junction (2011) and Cycle (2010), and display a worldwide map of the Jeff Koons’s Celebration series exhibition history. We also explore a recent essay by Olivier Zahm on the exhibition Warhol: Bardot with interactive “pop-up” images, audio, and video content, show you an exclusive video of Richard Prince: Bel-Air installed at a private residence in 2011, and give you an in-depth look at Roy Lichtenstein’s working process and his series Landscapes in the Chinese Style.
Chinese Art in Transformation
Opened September 25, 2020
Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Duration: Chinese Art in Transformation attempts to show how every moment that stretches is an absorption of the past, and the endless possibilities of the future are based on the past and the present. The exhibition presents painting, sculpture, installation, video, animation, and more from the 1970s to the present. Work by Hao Liang, Jia Aili, and Zeng Fanzhi is included.
Jia Aili, Untitled, 2011 © Jia Aili Studio. Photo: Yang Chao Studio
Zeng Fanzhi | Van Gogh
October 20, 2017–March 5, 2018
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
This show marks the first time the Van Gogh Museum has invited a contemporary Asian artist to exhibit at the institution. Zeng Fanzhi, who has been inspired by the artist, presents new never-before-exhibited paintings that refer to works by Van Gogh in the museum’s collection, creating a dialogue between modern and contemporary art. The show was extended to accommodate the addition of a new painting.
Zeng Fanzhi, Van Gogh III, 2017 © Zeng Fanzhi