de Sarthe

Xin Yunpeng

May 14 – Jul 2, 2022
Opening: Saturday, May 14, 3–7pm

Choice by Xin Yunpeng, Duo-channel video projection, 5’44”, 2018. ©Xin Yunpeng. Courtesy the artist and de Sarthe.

The gallery is is pleased to present its fifth solo exhibition for Beijing- and New York-based contemporary artist Lin Jingjing. The exhibition, titled Elsewhere, features a new body of mixed media works on canvas that contemplate the collective displacement from reality caused by the near-surreal ongoing chain of global events. Integrating narratives of extraterrestrial phenomena into settings of vaguely familiar land and cityscapes, the artist constructs an alternate dimension revealed through a series of large-scale windows that line the gallery space. A poetic yet eerie speculation of the prevailing world at large, the exhibition illumines an imagined paradigm in which the boundaries of reality and unreality have seemingly dissipated – a dramatic reflection of the social, political, and technological concussions that currently reverberate around the globe


Articles
Wing Po So / Review / November 18, 2019
Mak Ying Tung 2 / Review / September 3, 2018
Liang Ban / Review / April 16, 2018
Andrew Luk / Review / October 28, 2017


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de Sarthe is a platform for boundary-pushing contemporary art from Asia. Since 1977 it has also had an international presence in modern and post-war art.

de Sarthe was founded in Paris (1977), later establishing galleries in America (1981) and most recently in Hong Kong (2010) and Beijing (2014). In 2017 the gallery opened a 10,000 sq/ft space in Hong Kong’s South Side art district, Wong Chuk Hang, to expand its program of contemporary art from Asia. Before its forced eviction from Beijing in the summer of 2018, de Sarthe occupied an 8,000 sq/ft space in Caochangdi, a renowned art district in the capital city. There, the gallery took an important role exhibiting a wide range of artists that lead the emerging art scene. This spirit continues in the Hong Kong space where 90% of the exhibitions are dedicated to showing contemporary art from Asia.

In 2017 the de Sarthe Artist Residency (deSAR) was inaugurated, which hosts an artist in the gallery’s Hong Kong space for two months every summer with the goal of challenging standard modes of art production and exposing audiences to a side of creation seldom seen firsthand. In a metropolis known for excessively high rent and exceedingly small spaces, the residency allows artists the freedom of a large arena to explore their creativity.

The gallery also maintains a robust advisory for 20th century artwork and has placed important artwork with collectors across the world. The gallery has dealt in artwork including the likes of Monet, van Gogh, Rodin; Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti; Chu Teh-Chun, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou-Ki; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol; as well as Chen Zhen and Bernar Venet.


Represented artists
Double Fly Art Center, Mark Chung, Liang Ban, Lin Jingjing, Andrew Luk, Mak Ying Tung 2, Ma Sibo, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Wang Xin, Xin Yunpeng, Zhong Wei