Evelyn Taocheng Wang: I. M. Personally

Copublished with Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany
Edited by Eva Birkenstock
Text by Philipp Ekardt, Hendrik Folkerts, Philipp Gufler, Alvin Li, Liz Park, Rory Pilgrim, Adele Schlombs, Yung Ma, and Arnisa Zeqo, and conversations between the artist and Monika Baer, Eva Birkenstock, Henrik Olesen, and Stewart Uoo
Design by Santiago Da Silva
500 pages, 200 images, softcover, 9 x 11 inches
ISBN: 978-1-7336889-6-3


This first comprehensive monograph on the work of China-born, Netherlands-based artist Evelyn Taocheng Wang unfolds along the path of her biography—beginning with her early studies in Chengdu, China, her arrival in 2008 in Berlin and Bleckede, Germany, from China, followed by a move to Frankfurt am Main to attend the Städel Academy as a guest student; time in Amsterdam at De Ateliers; and, most recently, stays in Mönchengladbach and Düsseldorf, Germany. The publication traces how the artist’s personal life experiences and encounters during these various stages interweave with her artistic research and practice. Richly illustrated, the book offers a comprehensive presentation of her drawings, paintings, collages, photography, video, narrative writing, installation, sewing, and performance, set in dialogue with diverse text contributions by artist friends and colleagues. In-depth essays by a range of writers expand on aspects of Wang’s work, including its narrative strategies, Western and East Asian art historical references, and its focus on cultural identity, political imagery, and performance.

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