Old Tales Retold​

Peng Wei 

Curated by Wang Min'an

09.07. - 10.25, 2019

Beijing 1st Space


Tang Contemporary Art is proud to announce the opening of “Old Tales Retold,” a solo exhibition for Peng Wei curated by Wang Min’an in the gallery’s first Beijing space, on September 7, 2019, at 4 p.m. This is the first presentation of Peng Wei’s new work since her solo exhibition at the Suzhou Museum in 2017. In addition to Peng Wei’s classic series Letters from a Distance, Migrations of Memory, and Good Things Come in Pairs, she will also present more than thirty works including Old Tales Retold, a massive forty-meter-long scroll that took her four years to create, her narrative series Seven Nights and Peep, and the installation Material World.

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Peng Wei


B.1974  Chengdu, China

Lives and works in Beijing, China


Peng Wei was born in Chengdu, lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from Nankai University, obtaining a master’s degree in philosophy. She is a famous Chinese contemporary ink artist.

Beginning with “Stone” series in 2000, she has created seven series, including “Shoe,” “Robe,” “Painted Installation,” “Taking off the Shell,” and “Letters from a Distance.” She blends a variety of media, such as painting, installation, video, and photography, into her practice, making her an important Chinese contemporary ink painter. Peng Wei relies on the methods of traditional Chinese painting and a very personal vision. She links traditional ideas to the present and the West, in an effort to find balance between the past and the present. She has held numerous solo exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, and Shanghai. She has also participated in large contemporary art exhibitions in Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, such as the Beijing Biennale, the Chengdu Biennale, “Translucence: Female Contemporary Art from China,” “Shanshui: Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art,” and “Ink Remix: Contemporary Art from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong”、“The Weigh of Lightless”Ink Art at M+. In 2014, her series “Letters from a Distance” was selected for the Signature Art Prize at the Singapore Art Museum.

Curator: Wang Minan


Wang Min’an is a professor in the School of Humanities at Tsinghua University. His primary research interests include critical theory, cultural research, and modern art and culture. He has written eleven books including Roland Barthes, The Limits of Foucault, and Nietzsche and the Body. He is editor-in-chief of The Humanities in Translation (Henan University Press) and Production.


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