Flown Away Is the Gold of Days - Works from "Towards Evenings: Six Chapters"

Sep 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Solo Exhibition

Opening: Sep 9, 2017 18:00 Saturday
Artists: Chen Zhe
Address: BANK
BANK is proud to present Chen Zhe's Flown Away Is the Gold of Days - Works from “Towards Evenings: Six Chapters”, the artist’s first show at the gallery. Chen's international notoriety stems from her epic series Bees & The Bearable, which posited photography as a catalyst for examining the psychology of self-abuse. In Towards Evenings: Six Chapters the artist attempts to materialize her long fascination with the complex and transient experiences of “dusk” through many different forms including photography, video, installation, objects, and texts. Towards Evenings: Six Chapters is a journey in search of the nebulous space between day and night, light and twilight, the known and unknown. For over five years the artist probed literature and visual clues throughout history and across cultures that evinced this magic hour’s profound effect upon the human psyche.
INSTALLATION VIEWS
ARTWORKS
  • 891 Dusks: An Encyclopedia of Psychological Experiences | Chen Zhe

    Installation, Other | leather bound book with gold embossing, video with sound | 37 x 26 x 4.2 cm, video 8’00” | 2017

  • 891 Dusks: An Encyclopedia of Psychological Experiences | Chen Zhe

    Other | eather bound book with gold embossing | 37 × 26 × 4.2 cm | 2017

  • The Only Question is How to Endure - Seizing the Moment | Chen Zhe

    Other | metal shelf, archival pigmented inkjet prints mounted on diabond and glass | 180 × 180 × 10 cm | 2017

  • Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf) - Hope / Fear | Chen Zhe

    Other | terrazzo | 220 × 60 × 3 cm | 2017

  • The Only Question is How to Endure - Understanding Eternity | Chen Zhe

    | metal shelf, archival pigmented inkjet prints mounted on diabond and glass | 180 × 180 × 10 cm | 2017

  • The Only Question is How to Endure - Resisting | Chen Zhe

    Other | metal shelf, archival pigmented inkjet prints mounted on diabond and glass | 180 × 180 × 10 cm | 2017

  • The Only Question is How to Endure - Immersing | Chen Zhe

    Other | metal shelf, archival pigmented inkjet prints mounted on diabond and glass | 180 × 180 × 10 cm | 2017

  • Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf) - Dog / Wolf | Chen Zhe

    Other | terrazzo | 60 × 197 × 2 cm | 2017

  • Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf) - Emptiness / Presence | Chen Zhe

    Other | terrazzo | 60 × 360 × 3 cm | 2017

  • Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf) - Light / Twilight | Chen Zhe

    Other | terrazzo | 60 × 326 × 3 cm | 2017

  • Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf) - Unknown Known | Chen Zhe

    Other | terrazzo | 60 × 333 × 3 cm | 2017

  • Study of a Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke | Chen Zhe

    Other | text, writing, archival pigmented inkjet prints | 40 x 80 x 3 cm / each | 2012 - 2016

  • An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s “The Red Cocoon”, Experiment 2 | Chen Zhe

    Photography | archival pigmented inkjet prints | 70 × 100 × 4 cm | 2101 - 2016

  • An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s “The Red Cocoon”, Experiment II 3 | Chen Zhe

    Photography | archival pigmented inkjet prints | 70 × 100 × 4 cm | 2016

  • An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s “The Red Cocoon”, Experiment II 4 | Chen Zhe

    Photography | archival pigmented inkjet prints | 70 × 100 × 4 cm | 2016

  • An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s “The Red Cocoon”, Experiment II 1 | Chen Zhe

    Photography | archival pigmented inkjet prints | 70 × 100 × 4 cm | 2016

  • An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s “The Red Cocoon”, Experiment II 6 | Chen Zhe

    Photography | archival pigmented inkjet print | 70 × 100 × 4 cm | 2016

  • An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s “The Red Cocoon”, Experiment II 7 | Chen Zhe

    Photography | archival pigmented inkjet prints | 70 × 100 × 4 cm | 2016

  • Towards Evenings: Clock (2017 BANK version) | Chen Zhe

    Installation | engraved brass, LED lightbulb | 46.8 × 46.8 × 10 cm | 2017

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