Six Months of Sour Gnossiennes
Evelyn Taocheng Wang
Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2020, 142 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English
Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Evelyn Taocheng Wang’s residency and subsequent exhibition Sour Gnossiennes at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, 23 August–25 October, 2020.

During her six-month stay in Mönchengladbach, the artist developed a new body of work that consists of a series of drawings. The exhibition title refers to the small, poetic piano pieces by the French composer Erik Satie (1866–1925). Their melancholic mood reminds Evelyn Taocheng Wang of people quietly waiting for their bus on a grey and rainy day.

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Het Bloemblaadje, Dat Tijdens Het Ochtendkrieken Was Gevallen, Paktte Ik Op In De Avondschemering
Evelyn Taocheng Wang
Published by Abn Amro, 2020, (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English / Dutch
Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of the awarding of the ABN AMRO Art Prize to Evelyn Taocheng Wang and the subsequent exhibition Het bloemblaadje, dat tijdens het ochtendkrieken was gevallen, paktte ik op in de avondschemering, which has a purposefully included typo and is a quote she translated from a book by Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881–1936) about his childhood home, a source of memories to him.

For the exhibition Wang made eight new paintings and a series of drawings and paintings on rice paper, including one drawing of more than seven meters long. Central are the customs and practices in Dutch culture, symbolized by Wang, among other things, by oliebollen.

Designed by Irma Boom.

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