Zheng Chongbin, I Look for the Sky

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Asian Art Museum Foundation
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color photographs throughout
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Zheng Chongbin sculpts light and space to shift our perspective of the sky and our place in the ever-changing world.

Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky documents a solo exhibition of new works by Bay Area-based, Chinese contemporary ink artist Zheng Chongbin. The exhibition consists of a newly-commissioned, large-scale ceiling installation in AAM's Bogart Court and a light tunnel/environment surrounded by an installation of paintings in AAM's Osher Gallery, opening in June 2020. The publication historicizes this prominent, mid-career artist through two scholarly essays and an artist statement related to the new works in the exhibition.

The Asian Art Museum—Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.

About the Author:
Abby Chen is Senior Associate Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Maya Kovskaya is a Chiang Mai-based political theorist, cultural critic, and curator. Winner of the 2010 Yishu Award for Critical Art Writing, she writes on the intersection of the political, cultural, and ecological, with contemporary art.

Jay Xu is Executive Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is the first Chinese American director at a major US art museum and first Asian American museum director elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Xu, like the authors, lives and works in San Francisco, California.