Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery returns to JINGART 2023

19 May 2023

Booth A17, Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing

1 – 4 June 2023

Lisson Gallery is delighted to return to JINGART after participating in its online viewing room programme, PLATFORM, last year. Lisson’s presentation highlights a selection of new and historical works by the gallery’s artists, including Marina Abramović, John Akomfrah, Allora & Calzadilla, Cory Arcangel, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ryan Gander, Hugh Hayden, Anish Kapoor, Christopher Le Brun, Liu Xiaodong, Lawrence Weiner and Yu Hong.

Featured on the booth is Yu Hong’s Decision (2016), first shown in the same year in ‘Yu Hong: Garden of Dreams’ at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing. This exhibition presented a series of large-scale works, like this one, that incorporated characters, events and landscapes from historic Chinese fables into a traditional Chinese garden. Hong connected these stories with current events and news, juxtaposing the ancient with the contemporary.

Alongside this is Anish Kapoor’s twisting sculpture, Bridge Twist (2016). By creating fleeting, fluid reflections that dissipate or disrupt stable imagery, the work distorts the viewer’s reflection when they walk around it. Alongside this is a vibrant gouache on paper by Kapoor entitled Void Longings 1 (2019), where streaks of coloured light radiate in an energetic vortex around a central point of stillness, a metaphor for the fixed point in the universe. Accompanying these is Allora & Calzadilla’s watercolor painting inspired by the wind and the weather’s forecasting system.

A work on paper by Lawrence Weiner and a giclee print by John Akomfrah will be presented in conjunction with the artists’ solo exhibitions in Beijing respectively. Four wall-based works and two video installations by Weiner will be presented at the north gallery at Lisson Beijing, while Akomfrah’s immersive three-channel film instllation will occupy the whole south gallery. Following his China solo debut, Akomfrah will represent Britain at the 2024 Venice Biennale.

Lisson’s JINGART selection also includes a pair of black and white photography by Marina Abramović, whose solo exhibition at the Shanghai gallery is on view until 22 July and followed by her highly-anitcipated retrospective at the Royal Academy this September; paintings by Christopher Le Brun, Cheyney Thompson and Wael Shawky; as well as sculptures by Tony Cragg, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ryan Gander and Hugh Hayden.

Lisson Gallery returns to JINGART 2023
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