See Major Art Works Online With David Zwirner’s New Virtual Viewing Room, Lixia
In the traditional East Asian calendars Lixia is the 7th solar term that signifies summer’s arrival. Falling on 5 May, not even COVID-19 can thwart this vivacious season from bringing some colour into the world, with David Zwirner set to launch its bilingual (English and Chinese) online viewing room – aptly named Lixia – on the same day.
Lixia reflects Hong Kong from the gallery’s artists who have exhibited or are scheduled to exhibit there. It presents a line-up of influential artists around the world, including Josef Albers, the American-German father of twentieth-century modern art education programs; Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese installation artist known for her “Infinity Net” 1950s paintings that paved the way for Minimalism; and Isa Genzken, the German contemporary revolutionary who redefined assemblage art in the past 40 years.
The launch also marks the reopening of David Zwirner’s Hong Kong gallery in H Queen’s, available to the public by appointment. On view will be works by Raymond Pettibon, Josh Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, Luc Tuymans, Lisa Yuskavage, and many others.
The Hong Kong gallery is the first among the others in New York, London and Paris to reopen since March 16, when all David Zwirner branches closed temporarily due to the global health crisis. Since then, the gallery has transitioned and pivoted all its programming to the virtual viewing room David Zwirner Online, of which Lixia will be a part.
Lixia will add to David Zwirner’s rich online space, which includes Platform, a series of presentations in which each city’s galleries present works by their artists; Studioand Exceptional Works, for museums and collectors to discover, buy, and sell primary- and secondary-market artworks; podcast Dialogues; as well as David Zwirner Books.