Long Live the Dada!

Written by: Wang Jingyu   Why Dada?   The obsession of artist Zheng Hong Xiang with Dada both literally and technically proffer one clue: Dada is still relevant today. Zheng has cut out part of the painting and filled in fur in one series of his works while in other cases he drew the three-dimensional words “DADA” boldly, replacing the heads of the protagonists. This article thus aims to conduct a retrospective on the famous art movement and to determine if the hasty conclusion that Dada is still relevant...

Solo Show – Ship of Fools Zheng Hong Xiang Solo Show

Click Here to View Our Exhibition Videos Duration 20th May (Thur) - 12th June (Sat), 2021 VIP Preview 7PM, 20th May (Thur) , 2021 Public Opening (Guided Tour) 3PM, 22nd May (Sat), 2021 Address Rm 608, 6/F, Innovation Park, Smart Cube, No.4 Hongmian Road, Futian Bonded Area, Futian District, Shenzhen Curatorial Statement   The Dragon Year Gallery is delighted to announce that the artist Zheng Hong Xiang (b. 1983) will be featured in our first show in 2021 and we will present his work in the second solo exhibition in our Shenzhen space. Some of his...

Welcome Onboard! This is the “Ship of Fools”! —— The Changing Image of the “Ship of Fools” in Western Culture

Written by: Wang Jingyu In the Western imagination, reason has long belonged to terra firma. Island or continent, it repels water with a solid stubbornness: it only concedes its sand. As for unreason, it has been aquatic from the depths of time and that until fairly recently. And more precisely oceanic: infinite space, uncertain… Madness is the flowing liquid exterior of rocky reason.  [1]  —— Michel Foucault (1926 - 1984), L'eau et la folie, Médecine et Hygiène, 1963 In Dits et Ecrits vol. I. Paris: Gallimard, p. 268....

Grand Opening of the New Space in Shenzhen

Written by: Wang Jingyu   It has been more than a year since the last opening hosted by the Dragon Year Gallery in Shenzhen. We had a great time during the show The Curse Healing Book featuring the works of Zheng Hong Xiang. Our audience was terrific and we really look forward to continuing the friendship with art lovers in Shenzhen by further embedding ourselves into the art landscape of this forward thinking city.    We are launching a brand new gallery space!     We are relocated into an office and...

The Dragon Year opens for its first space in Shenzhen

The Dragon Year opens for its first space in Shenzhen.  we are continuing to bring the most potential Chinese emerging artists to art lovers and collectors in Shenzhen.  contract the gallery director Will at +86 15915389649 or Will@TheDragonYearGallery.com for any inquiry. Gallery Address: C05, Floor 6, Digitaland, Futian Free Trade Zone, Shenzhen Address in Chinese: 深圳市福田保税区289数字半岛6楼C05. ...

Magical Realism and Its New Eastern Incarnation

So what is magical realism?   It is a bit hard to pin this term down as it is used in different ways by many people in many different places. It is best known for its association with Latin America fiction.     Literature I Latin American I 1960s - 1990s     In the 1960s – 1990s the term “Magical Realism” was associated with literature – with books, stories and poetry – that were being written by Latin American authors across South and Central America. Some of the most famous examples are Isabel...

Art Central 2017 Preview

  The Dragon Year Gallery has selected three artists Fang Zhi Yong(b.1980);  Wang Min(b.1986);  Li Liang(b.1985) to represent at Art Central.  because we believe they demonstrate the range of work we see in young artists today in China.       The Dragon Year Booth Preview       Fang Zhi Yong, a graduate of Central Academy of Art in Beijing, has demonstrated a more conceptual approach to his work. Past focus has been on using natural forms in a visual manner and expressing sound as the mind might capture its imagery. His most...