NOW IS THE SUMMER OF OUR (DIS)CONTENT

Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Group Exhibitions

Opening: Jul 14, 2017 06:00 Friday
Artists: Dan Er , Dubravka Vidović , Fang Wei , Geng Yini , Jin Shan , Austin Lee , Liao Guohe , Liu Yin , Ma Daha , Polit-Sheer-Form Office , Rafael Rozendaal , Sun Daliang , Wang Qifeng , Wang Rui , Wang Xiaohui , Heidi Voet , Yang Fan , Zhang Xin , Zheng Haozhong , Zhou Ming , Hadas Zucker , Patty Chang
Address: BANK

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
—— Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare

Summer is the season of infinite possibilities, unbridled play, and paradox. The blazing sun, threatening storms, and sweltering cities have historically been stimuli for sweet serenity as well as for disorder. In summer the scope and strength of reality seems to be stretched out. The days are longer, nights shorter, lights brighter and spirits are ablaze. “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets…” sings Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’, describing ecstatic kids reveling in fire hydrants, and at the same time, the great racial upheaval of 1964 that saw people across America’s cities taking to the streets. The song continues “get ready for a brand new beat” signaling overdue change. The Summer of Love, Summer of Sam, Summer of ‘69, are enigmatic events that signal the modern summer as a catalyst for a lethal mix of euphoria and chaos. Summertime sees our sentiments dilated and logic subdued by sweltering hot winds, lazy daydreams, and sweet fruit. In this exhibition we are intrigued to ponder, to what extent can objects accommodate and express these seasonal sensations.

BANK invites 22 artists of different generations and backgrounds to join our summer carnival. Some of these artists are exhibiting in Shanghai for the first time while others are of BANK’s usual stable. Spanning video, photography, installation, and with a focus on painting, the colors of summer come to life. From naked crowds on the beach and pouring sunlight in the studio, to optical abstractions, saturated tableaus and passionate young love, these artists express the infinite emotions and experience borne of this summer of our discontent.
INSTALLATION VIEWS
ARTWORKS
  • 2016-38 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 50 × 50 cm | 2016

  • windows | Zheng Haozhong

    Painting | Oil, watercolor and spray paint on canvas | 100 × 80 cm | 2016

  • A TOWER | Geng Yini

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 140 cm | 2013

  • Shoe Wearers 06 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Early Summer | Sun Daliang

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 40 × 30 cm | 2016

  • Losing Ground | Patty Chang

    Video | SD video | 06:00:00 | 2000

  • Feeling grateful because of you | Liao Guohe

    Installation | Installation | 253x136x79cm, 176x126x90cm | 2011

  • Lovely Nightfall | Wang Rui

    Video | 00:04:51 | 2015

  • Fruit | Zheng Haozhong

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 200 × 300 cm

  • 13854M | Zheng Haozhong

    Painting | Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas | 120 × 100 cm | 2016

  • Net 4 | Zhou Ming

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 105 × 140 cm | 2016

  • Net 3 | Zhou Ming

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 180 cm | 2016

  • Balloon | Zhang Xin

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 120 × 90 cm | 2017 - 2017

  • Net 2 | Zhou Ming

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 150 × 180 cm | 2016

  • Afternoon, Hallway | Zhang Xin

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 120 × 90 cm | 2016

  • Net 1 | Zhou Ming

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 130 cm | 2016

  • Net 6 | Zhou Ming

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 135 × 178 cm | 2016

  • Fruit | Zheng Haozhong

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 100 × 120 cm

  • The Eros of Flowers FE-17 | Wang Xiaohui

    Photography | Digital C Print | 120 × 80 cm | 1999 - 2004

  • Polit-Sheer-Form-15 | Polit-Sheer-Form Office

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 150 × 200 cm | 2007

  • 2016-25 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 60 × 60 cm | 2016

  • Fool Series 4 | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 100 × 80 cm | 2015

  • AA | Wang Rui

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 135 × 180 cm | 2014

  • 2016-29 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 30 × 30 cm | 2016

  • The Eros of Flowers AF-208 | Wang Xiaohui

    Photography | Digital C Print | 120 × 80 cm | 1999 - 2004

  • 06 | Dan Er

    Painting | Pastel on paper | 79x60cm | 2012

  • Obsessed | Wang Rui

    Other | Watercolor on Paper | 39 × 54 cm | 2016

  • 2016-24 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 70 × 70 cm | 2016

  • The Eros of Flowers FE -21 | Wang Xiaohui

    Photography | Digital C Print | 120 × 80 cm | 1999 - 2004

  • 2016-36 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 50 × 50 cm | 2016

  • 2016-31 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 40 × 40 cm | 2016

  • 2016-32 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 30 × 30 cm | 2016

  • Confused | Wang Rui

    Other | Watercolor on Paper | 38 × 54 cm | 2016

  • 02 | Dan Er

    Painting | Pastel on paper | 150 × 210 cm | 2012

  • Moved | Wang Rui

    Other | Watercolor on paper | 38 × 54 cm | 2016

  • PEER PRESSURE(Tangerine and pear) | Heidi Voet

    Photography | Print on archival paper | 30.7 × 40.7 cm | 2014 - 2015

  • Narcissism | Jin Shan

    Sculpture | plastic, foam, steel wire, wood | 59 × 50 × 119 cm

  • 2016-30 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 40 × 40 cm | 2016

  • Girl with a Straw Hat | Sun Daliang

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 35 × 24 cm | 2016

  • 2016-27 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 60 × 60 cm | 2016

  • 2016-28 | Yang Fan

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 70 × 70 cm | 2016

  • Four | Liu Yin

    Installation | inflated beach ball, artificial orange, little glass ball, display board | 120 × 60 × 60 cm | 2014

  • 2016-35 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 40 × 40 cm | 2016

  • Happy | Wang Rui

    Other | Watercolor on Paper | 38 × 54 cm | 2016

  • 2016-26 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 50 × 50 cm | 2016

  • 2016-33 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 50 × 50 cm | 2016

  • Untitled 14 | Hadas Zucker

    Print | Print on canvas | 200 × 180 cm

  • The Eros of Flowers AF-228 | Wang Xiaohui

    Photography | Photograph | 120 × 80 cm | 1999 - 2004

  • Afternoon, Corner | Zhang Xin

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 70 × 70 cm | 2015

  • Afternoon | Zhang Xin

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 60 × 40 cm | 2016

  • 2016-34 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 50 × 50 cm | 2016

  • 2016-37 | Yang Fan

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 40 × 40 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 07 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 15 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 14 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 09 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 05 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 08 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 04 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 02 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, , pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 11 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers12 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 13 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • Shoe Wearers 10 | Austin Lee

    Sculpture | 3D printed bronze, acrylic, pigment | 15 cm | 2016

  • 20150700 | Wang Qifeng

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 60 × 90 cm | 2015

  • 20150705 | Wang Qifeng

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 60 × 90 cm | 2015

  • 20140100b | Wang Qifeng

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 60 × 80 cm | 2014

  • 20131000a | Wang Qifeng

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 60 × 80 cm | 2013

  • 20140800a | Wang Qifeng

    Painting | Oil on Canvas | 60 × 90 cm