Xu Zhen 徐震

The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of contemporary art from China.

The collection contains over 2,000 works made by almost 700 artists. With a focus on works created since the year 2000, it is a document of social and artistic change in twenty-first century China. White Rabbit Collection is housed at Dangrove, a purpose-built and state-of-the-art storage facility and research centre in Sydney, Australia designed by celebrated architect, Alec Tzannes.

Maintained with the collection is the Judith Neilson/White Rabbit Collection archive, an extensive and growing collection of artists’ own archival materials and artefacts, exhibition catalogues, documentation of studio visits and artist interviews.

The White Rabbit Collection Research Library contains both scholarly and generalist books, journals, catalogues and monographs. These examine Chinese artists and art history within the contexts of Chinese history, culture, sociology, politics and philosophy.

in Judith Neilson Projects

Courtesy: White Rabbit Gallery, 2020

International contemporary artist XU ZHEN® – famous for his large-scale works exploring the collision of cultures – will present his first major solo Australian exhibition with works taken from the White Rabbit Collection at the National Gallery of Australia in March.

Curated by the white Rabbit Gallery in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, XU ZHEN®: ETERNITY VS EVOLUTION showcases the artist’s work from early videos to more recent monumental sculptures. The exhibition will also celebrate the international debut of “Hello” 2018-19 – a Corinthian column-like snake that watches and follows visitors as they move through the gallery.

“A leading artist of his generation, XU ZHEN® grapples with the implications of globalisation, not just in China, but around the world. He deftly combines cultural forms with equal parts provocation and humour, exposing the fault lines between cultures and suggesting new ways of living together,” National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich said.

In his latest work, “Hello”, being exhibited outside of China for the first time, XU ZHEN ® turns the spotlight on twisted perceptions that emerge with the meeting of different cultures.

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14 March – 13 September 2020
White Rabbit Gallery


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