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Zhang Ding's Opening Photos

June 3, 2011

After a studio visit to the epic Chinese artist we have images from his fetishised exhibition

  • Text by Karchun Leung

Zhang Ding’s interest in the personal stories of anonymous individuals can be seen in his archival project on missing persons. Here, he appropriates the visual imagery of missing people by photographing missing person flyers, often spotted in nearby public spaces. He paradoxically stresses the uncertainty while manifesting the image of the lost person through a second representation. It is an archival impulse that reveals an interest in memory, loss and personal narratives. After inviting us into his studio, we have images from his new solo exhibition at ShanghART Gallery, "Opening".

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