"Tribute to Hanart TZ Gallery"

24.10.2014 - 27.11.2014

The 75 Faubourg gallery pays tribute to the Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong, which this year celebrates 30 years at the forefront of Chinese contemporary art, through an exhibition opening on October 23rd.

It is the story of a meeting and a friendship between three men – David Tang, Johnson Chang and Enrico Navarra – and their shared entrepreneurial spirit and passion for discovery.

It is the story of a collaboration between two galleries: since 2000, the Enrico Navarra gallery has staged ten exhibitions in Paris focusing on the contemporary Chinese avant- garde. The featured artists were selected by Johnson Chang of the Hanart TZ Gallery, and many of them have gone on to become stars of the art world (Tang Zhigang, Yue Minjun, Wang Guangyi, Zhang Xiaogang, etc).

It is the story of an unwavering link between Asia and the West, nourished by the incessant travels and insatiable curiosity of these men.

As a mark of its great esteem for Johnson Chang and his work, the 75 Faubourg gallery has given him free rein to transform its space on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Chang has chosen four overarching themes from the numerous exhibitions he has presented in Hong Kong: China’s New Art, post-1989, Power of the Word, Yellow Box, West Heavens. Through these four themes, the 75 Faubourg gallery will embody the spirit of the Hanart TZ Gallery, with works from various archives and others taken from Johnson Chang’s personal collection.