ZHENG Lianjie: Contemporary Ink on Paper 20 Years Retrospective (1989-2009) Solo Exhibition Feb. 6 – 27, 2010
Greenwich, CT • February 6, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 1 – 4 PM, RSVP before Feb 3, Wed. Please come to opening reception and meet the artist. ZHENG Lianjie is a self-taught artist, having practiced Chinese cal...
Saturday, February 6, 2010 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ESTArt Touch Collection
140 Round Hill Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010
1 – 4 PM, RSVP before Feb 3, Wed.
Please come to opening reception and meet the artist.
ZHENG Lianjie is a self-taught artist, having practiced Chinese calligraphy, poetry, and traditional ink on paper painting from a very young age. Born in 1962, he was just four years old when the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) began. Like all Chinese who grew up during that period, ZHENG did not get a regular education, as schools were shut down. After the Cultural Revolution, he worked in a state-owned factory but soon quit to devote himself to modern ink painting.
ZHENG first gained international attention in 1993 for his “Binding the Lost Soul: Huge Explosion.” He and a group of performers—students, villagers, and other artists—salvaged bricks from a crumbling portion of the Great Wall and tied red ribbons around them. The process and the resultant hill of beribboned bricks were both a celebration of the Great Wall and an elegiac lament for it.
ZHENG is influential in the movement of Chinese contemporary ink painting. He has given lectures and participated in panel discussions at college campuses, including Harvard, Columbia, and Swarthmore.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm or by appointment. For further information please contact Jeff Lum at 203 661-0140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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