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Maryn Varbanov: Relics

Finished Ended on Wed Jan 6, 2016
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu


BANK's current solo showcases plasticine models by late Bulgarian artist, Maryn Varbanov. Produced in Europe in the 1970s, the objects served as sketches for larger fabric works. Both modern and orthodox, organic and galactic, they're enigmatic, and certainly ahead of their time. Varbanov died in Beijing in 1989 and was a powerful if overlooked fixture of the China ’85 New Wave Movement. He contributed to the Avant-Garde dialogue both as an artist and as a teacher, influencing artists such as Gu Wenda, Liang Shaoji, and Shi Hui in their formative years.