San Francisco Cityscape, 2008. Stainless steel kitchenware, 15 x 22 ft.

Zhan Wang: Conceptual Contemplation

There is steadfast and perpetual movement in Zhan Wang’s work. His sculpture can seem to move at the rapid rate of global culture and finance, or it can slow down, like water tracing the first outline of a vast canyon. The Chinese conceptual sculptor has spent his career fashioning work that facilitates movements between historical and contemporary conditions, between simple, daily life and paradigm-shifting thought and action. Time spent with Wang’s work allows viewers to observe mass cultural movements, while preserving distinct moments for private reflection—each individual changing and adjusting his or her viewpoint again and again.