Gu Wenda: Journey to the West

9 November 2016 - 15 February 2017 at Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum

Presented at the M21 in Shanghai, this exhibition displays thirty years of creation by globally acclaimed artist Gu Wenda.

As explained by CAFA Art Info” This exhibition does not only cover the experimental ink and wash work by Gu Wenda based on his individual creations, but it also showcases his art projects under the patterns of new artistic production and consumption in the context of new economy. The exhibition includes three parts: the first part covers his surreal ink and wash painting, ink performance and ink installation from 1981 through 1987; the second part includes a series of ink paintings of texts and images, ink installations and participation art which are based on word-formation; from “Alchemy of Ink” to the new work “Red Light in Heaven | Shanghai Station”, the third part presents the documentary of the project, works produced in the project frame, resulting surplus material and a series of public education activities derived from it.”

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