WANG PENG: A CROWD OF ONE

On 29/07/2013 by Site Default

Although “Wang Peng: A Crowd of One” is billed as a retrospective of the artist’s 30-year career, one has difficulty placing the exhibition inside an existing art historical framework. Many a typical retrospective would have the artist carefully select the works shown, exhibition approach, and the venue. The artist would pay close attention to the subtle shifts and emergence of each style, or take the occasion to present an evolution, say, of painting into sculpture. Although these kinds of exhibitions appear masterful and contemplative, the state of contemporary art always makes the viewer aware that both style and symbolism are equally nothing more than poor derivatives driven by market factors…

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