Nocturnal Friendships is an exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery that examines various forms of friendship in relation to desire, the erotic and death. It is curated by artist Liu Wei and Bowen Li and features the work of Chinese artists Hu Xiangqian, Peng Jian, Tang Yongxiang, Tant Zhong, Yu Ji, Zhang Ruyi and Zhu Tian. All seven artists are born in Mainland China with different styles that range from performance to abstract sculpture.
The exhibition’s theme stems from Roman philosopher Cicero’s Latin text, Treatise on Friendship. It explores the philosopher’s personal experiences with friendship, outlining what makes a good friend and what makes a bad friend, as well as explores the virtue of friendship and how one is affected by the death of a friend.
Nocturnal Friendships runs from 9 July to 22 August 2015.
9 July to 22 August 2015
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