Francis Alÿs, Chen Wei, Stan Douglas, Li Qing, Michael Lin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ming Wong
Jul 6 – Aug 4
Opening: Friday, Jul 6, 6 – 8pm
The gallery is pleased to present Brilliant City, a group exhibition organized by Leo Xu at the gallery’s Hong Kong location featuring work by Francis Alÿs, Chen Wei, Stan Douglas, Li Qing, Michael Lin, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ming Wong. The exhibition borrows its title from the lyrics of the 1987 Cantopop classic song “Starry Night,” in which the Hong Kong–based electro duo Tat Ming Pair illustrate the perplexing brilliance of the city’s landscape at night, and the feeling of loss and doubt that it harbors amongst its youth. Drawing inspiration from Hong Kong, an archetypal dystopian metropolis characterized by its unparalleled density and lofty high rises, this exhibition explores how artists across generations and locations have engaged with the complexity of urban space.
David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery in New York, London and Hong Kong, which currently represents over 50 artists and estates and has well over 100 staff members. Since opening its doors 25 years ago, it has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery has helped foster the careers of some of the most influential artists working today, and has maintained long-term representation of a wide-ranging, international group of artists. As David Zwirner’s first outpost in Asia, the Hong Kong gallery will open on 27 January 2018 with solo exhibition by Belgium artist Michaël Borremans.
Raoul De Keyser
Kerry James Marshall