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ZHANG DING 张鼎
b. 1980, works and lives in Shanghai

ZHANG DING 张鼎
2012
Free-standing sculpture
Stainless Steel
320(H)*55(W)*55cm
Edition of 3
ZD_3549

Sculpture-1 shows a strong man wearing a butcher apron, back naked, holding a gun in his right hand. This work is reminiscent of the employment of sculptural language by ZHANG Ding in his Solo Exhibition Opening in 2011. The attention paid by the artist to "urban sculpture", or "academic sculpture", leads to the typical authority as well as figures and topics widely accepted by public. The forms of "heroism" and "monument" lie in accordance with the temperament of ZHANG's works. In the exhibition, the man in Sculpture-1 pointed with a gun at the video Buddha Jump over the Wall, in which plaster animal sculptures were "shot dead". It was a relational juxtaposition of sculpture and video intentionally designed by the artist.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Taopu 2014 ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai 09.12, 2014 -01.22, 2015
La Biennale de Lyon 2013 Lyon, France 09.12, 2013 -01.05, 2014
Buddha Jumps over the Wall Top Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai 06.02, 2012 -07.15, 2012


Related Publication:
12e Biennale de Lyon



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