Exhibition | Humanistic Nature and Society (Shan – Shui 山水) – A People’s Biography (Shanghai Himalayas Museum)

Bingyi's monumental scroll painting Apocalypse (2011-2015) is on view at Shanghai Himalayas Museum, September 28 – December 4, 2016. Entitled Humanistic Nature and Society (Shan – Shui 山水) – A People’s Biography, the exhibition documents contemporary artistic practices of Shan Shui spirit of around 50 artists. Humanistic Nature and Society (Shan – Shui 山水) – An Insight into the future, which is a collateral event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, China tour exhibition, is on view during the same period.
Completed over the course of four and a half years, Apocalypse recollects Bingyi's first-hand experience of the sites of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and flood. Created in collaboration with the local topography, the delicate ink wash on silk paradoxically expresses the terror of catastrophe and the awesome vitality of nature reclaiming the human world. From this amorphous background, using the meticulous and idealizing language of Song-dynasty court paintings, Bingyi draws out the features of a ruined landscape in the midst of its rebirth.
For more information, please visit Shanghai Himalayas Museum’s website http://www.himalayasmuseum.org/en/zhanlan_xx.aspx?id=656.

November 16, 2016