Model·Representation

Re-View——Opening Exhibition part of Cases·History

By Long Museum West Bund

Cow and its Calf, Zhu Ming, 1981, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Sculpting has become more contemporary and diversified ever since the 1990s. Though realistic sculptures still exist, a growing number of sculptors tend to incorporate concept into the language of realism. They are devoted to exploring new materials and forms, visually representing people's psychology in an abstract way.

Artificial Rock No.131, Zhan Wang, 2010, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Other sculptors march towards installation, leading contemporary Chinese sculpting into a new era. Sui Jianguo and Zhan Wang are among the most influential in this field.

Chinese Tunic Suit, Sui Jianguo, 2004, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Amber Dragon, Li Hui, 2006, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Meanwhile, Chinese sculpting has stepped out of the box of traditional portraits and realism and is now embracing any possible material. Sculptors like Li Hui, Wang Yuyang, and He Xiangyu are open-minded and do not stick to a particular type of material or style. They have made their way from interior sculptures on shelves to spatial installations.

This Stone is not Stone, He Xiangyu, 2013, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Are a Hundred Playing You or Only One?, Xiang Jing, 2007, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Chinese sculptors have shaped the contemporariness of Chinese sculpting art during the course of their exploration into the relations of sculpting to environment, space, material, and concept, endowing sculpting with growing importance in the world of art.

Mortals-Endless Tower, Xiang Jing, 2011, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Otherworld-Will Things Ever Get Better?, Xiang Jing, 2011, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Rainbow, Xiang Jing, 2006, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
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Credits: Story

Director:Wang Wei
Curator:Wang Huangsheng,Cao Qinghui,Guo Xiaoyan
All the Editors and Executive Teams of Long Museum for the Opening Exhibition
Data compilation:Liu Jingwen,Cai Yujia

Credits: All media
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