vrijdag, september 13, 2019

Zhang Dali #5


Zhang Dali, Beijing, ca. 1999(?). Still from the video "The Beijing Graffiti Artist Making a Statement". (bron video: YouTube)


Zhang Dali, Beijing, ca. 1999(?). Still from a video. (bron video: artlinkart)

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Beijing-based artist Zhang Dali opened the city up to street art in 1995, after spending several years in self-exile in Italy, where he became familiar with the techniques of graffiti and its ability to arouse spontaneous communication. Upon returning to Beijing, he started by spraying in the hidden side streets and underpasses of a city that seemed more like a gigantic construction site. Later he left his mark on old, run-down buildings scheduled for demolition, claiming back the space that had once been important to people living there. His symbol was his spray-painted profile, appearing like a ghost in alleyways and creating a mysterious presence, as well as his tag “AK-47”. Several days after spraying for the first time on an overpass in Beijing, Zhang walked by and saw that someone had written underneath “What the hell are you doing? Who are you?” He took a picture of it and titled it “Dialogue”.
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(bron: Global South Development Magazine)

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Zhang Dali #4










Zhang Dali in his studio, Beijing, ca. 1999(?). Stills from the video "The Beijing Graffiti Artist Making a Statement". (bron video: YouTube)

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Zhang Dali #3






New wax sculptures at the studio in Beijing, 2017.


Square sculptures at Zhang Dali’s studio in Beijing, 2017.


A glimpse of the studio, 2017.


Zhang Dali at his studio in Beijing, 2018.




Film Director Zheng Hao at Zhang Dali’s studio to shoot a documentary about the artist ‘s career, 2018.


Zhang Dali in his beijing studio, 2019. (bron: ZhangDaliArt | facebook)

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Zhang Dali painting at his Studio in Heiqiao, 2014.


New sculptures in stainless steel, 2015.




Zhang Dali working signing the molds, 2015.
















Zhang Dali prepares a new group of bronze sculptures "Yu Gong moves the Mountains", 2015.






New cyanotype, 2015.








Zhang Dali making a new series of cyanotypes at his studio in Heiqiao, Beijing, 2016.






Zhang Dali working at a cyanotype at his studio in Heiqiao, 2016.








Zhang Dali making new Brownian Motion sculptures at his studio in Heiqiao, 2017. (bron: ZhangDaliArt | facebook)

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woensdag, september 11, 2019

Zhang Dali




Romano Ravasio in Zhang Dali’s studio, Beijing. (bron: art consulting)




Owner of Wuhan United Art Museum Huang Liping visits Zhang Dali's studio, 2014.








Director Xin and Director Qiu of Zhoushan Religious Affairs Office visiting Zhang Dali's studio with the Abbot of Putoushan Monastery, 2014.






Wuhan United Museum curator Lu Hong and Managing Director Yao Hua visit Zhang Dali’s studio, 2015.






Judith Neilson founder of Sidney's White Rabbit Gallery visits Zhang Dali at his studio, 2015.




Matthias Messmer and his wife Hsinmei Chuang visited Zhang Dali's studio, 2015.






Dr. Ludger Derenthal, Head of Collection of Photography Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and Silvia Gaetti visiting Zhang Dali’s studio, 2015.






Lens Magazine interviews Zhang Dali at his studio, 2016.




Mimi Gates and other guests visiting Zhang Dali's studio, 2016.


Gessellschaft fur Deutsch-Chinesischen e.V Zhang Yu, German Photography Museum Curator Dr. Ludger Derenthal and Central Academy of Fine Art Museum Director Wang HuangSheng visiting Zhang Dali studio, 2016.


Curator Cees Hendrikse at Zhang Dali's studio, 2017. (bron: ZhangDaliArt | facebook)

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