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Group Exhibition Curated by Gao Minglu Opens at Contrasts Gallery

SHANGHAI.- Contrasts Gallery will present Maximalism in Contrasts, an exhibition curated by Gao Minglu that will feature work by Zhu Jinshi, Zhang Yu, Lei Hong and He Xiangyu. The exhibition will be open to the public April 30th – June 17th at Contrasts Gallery, No 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, g/f, Shanghai, China. The focus of the exhibition is Maximalism, the philosophical core of Chinese abstract art. Maximalism places an emphasis on the spiritual experience of the artist in the process of creation. Its primary objective is to question and overthrow assumptions about the meaning of art. This exhibition is in keeping with Contrasts Gallery’s mission to present art influenced by Chinese literature and art theory. In Maximalist theory, the meaning of a painting is not expressed by its surface or subject matter and a painting is not considered a unique and privileged product of human culture containing commonly hel