High-Speed Forms – Zhang Ding’s solo show at the New OCAT Shanghai
The new Shanghai OCAT presents “High-Speed Forms”, Zhang Ding’s major solo show running until March 2020. The new Shanghai OCAT presents “High-Speed Forms”, Zhang Ding’s major solo show running until March 2020. If you like driving at night on the highway, this is definitely the place to go, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
More seriously, the exhibition revisits a number of important subjects and motifs in the artist’s 15 years of practise, and further develops the core elements of movements, motions, and emotional or atmospheric sculptures.
According to Sam Gaskin in his article for Ocula : “The experience is both seductive and anxiety inducing. The nighttime driving mood is cinematic and photographs of gold-detailed Mercedes Benzes on the walls are as stylish as a vaporwave album cover; but bright lights and a loud soundtrack create a sense of unease.”
Zhang Ding “High-Speed” Forms exhibition views at OCAT Shanghai. All images courtesy: the artist and OCAT
A complete race track occupies the whole of the museum space; hovering, racing, speeding, is a number of modified electronic wheelchairs.
OCAT Shanghai (New address)
-1F Sunken Gaeden, Qufu Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China
Tags: 2019, Chinese contemporary art, Emerging Chinese artist, exhibition, OCAT, Shanghai, Shanghai art scene, Video installation, Zhang Ding