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Millennium Visits - Zeng Fanzhi at the Gagosian Gallery, London

Arts

Synopsis: Look at the work of the work of Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi at the Gagosian Gallery in London.

The Millennium TV team are still recovering from the excitement of spending a day in South London with artist, Ben H Summers as he completed his final sitting with a wonderful family as part of his ongoing UandI Project – (https://www.mymillennium.tv/node/272.)

With the UandI project, Summers aims to capture that sacred moment and space from a diverse selection of subjects & families. His mission was a bold one starting with couples and families in the London Area (like the lovely family in the film), his aim is to document families from at least 3 different continents, explaining diversity and cultural routes.

Building on that sense of diversity of cultures and different continents Millennium TV teamed up with the China Central Television team in London to cover the work of Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi at the Gagosian Gallery in London.

Widely regarded as one of the most important artists in the world, Zeng is the artist behind “Mask Series 1996 No.6”, a large – oil on canvas diptych of youths wearing absurd masks and Red Guards scarves. This piece was auctioned for £6.2 million in 2008. Millennium TV understand that this is one of the highest prices ever paid for contemporary Chinese art.

On his recent work at the Gagosian Zeng states “In this series of paintings I’m trying to focus on a belief, not just a religious belief or the belief of beauty, but a belief in love, because I think China needs this right now.”

Tell us what you think of these stunning paintings.

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Read this fascinating interview by GQ on Fanzhi – http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2012-11/13/zeng-fanz…

Make a point to visit the Gagosian Gallery wherever you are in the world –http://www.gagosian.com/

Check out the incredible UandI project – https://www.mymillennium.tv/node/272. Let Millennium TV know what you think about the UandI project by commenting on facebook, twitter or e mailing info@mymillennium.tv.

Project: Exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery

Artist: Zeng Fanzhi

Produced by: China Central Television

Presenter: Mengfei Zhou

Duration: 4 minutes 48 seconds

Sponsors: This film was kindly sponsored by the Uptonville Investment Division