Shanghai

Zhang Ding, High-Speed Forms #4 (detail), 2019, copper, gold, stainless steel, 90 1⁄2 × 22 7⁄8 × 37 3⁄4".

Zhang Ding, High-Speed Forms #4 (detail), 2019, copper, gold, stainless steel, 90 1⁄2 × 22 7⁄8 × 37 3⁄4".

Zhang Ding

OCAT Shanghai | OCAT上海馆

Zhang Ding’s work to date has centered on immersive installations that feel less like discrete artworks than intangible experiences. “Opening,” at ShanghART in 2011, waived the art in favor of spectacle, re-creating a nightclub interior in the space of a gallery. “Buddha Jumps over the Wall,” in 2012, turned Shanghai’s TOP Contemporary Art Center into a kitsched-out banquet hall for the nouveau riche, recalling the kinds of interiors that have become increasingly common in China’s coastal cities over the past decade. In London in 2015, “Enter the Dragon,” named after the iconic Bruce Lee movie, transformed the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ theater into a “battleground” concert hall with two facing stages. Each night for thirteen nights, two warring sets of bands or DJs took turns playing at one another with the audience trapped between, until gradually the competing sounds melded and

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