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Daegu Art Museum presents a major retrospective of Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang, opening June 14, 2014

From June 14 to September 10, Daegu Art Museum of Korea presents a retrospective of Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. It is the first South Korean museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The exhibition charts the artist’s creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical terrain that has radically expanded the possibilities for contemporary art.

This is only Zhang Xiaogang’s second retrospective exhibition, and the first was held in Australia in 2009. The chronological presentation comprises significant works of all the periods of his artistic creation including loans drawn from private and public collections across Asia and worldwide - many of which have never before exhibited or published, including Zhang’s latest sculptures that will be on public view for the first time. Therefore, this is a very special and rare opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of Zhang Xiaogang’s art; starting from his early works in the 1980s to his most recent works. On the surface his works seem tranquil and quiet, as if in a dream, but within them are swirling emotions that ring out to the viewer.

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