Gordon Cheung, Tears of Paradise. Gallery installation shot. Courtesy of Edel Assanti, copyright Gordon Cheung.

Gordon Cheung: Tears of Paradise

Our recently commissioned work by Gordon Cheung is currently premiering as part of Cheung’s solo exhibition Tears of Paradise at Edel Assanti, London. 

Tears of Paradise is the latest in a series in which Cheung witnesses and interprets the emergence of China as a twenty first century global superpower, framing current events in the context of the “Century of Humiliation” and the opium wars.

The exhibition draws together three years of research and creation; addressing the emerging science fiction realities surrounding China’s vast infrastructural expansion – from dystopic surveillance societies to the formation of unfathomable megalopolises of 130 million citizens via the fusion of what are already the world’s largest cities. 

Event: Wednesday 19 February from 7pm
Gordon Cheung will be in conversation with Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview, who will be discussing the themes behind the show.
To reverse your free seat please RSVP to eve@edelassanti.com


Exhibition dates: Friday 17 January – Saturday 22 February 2020
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Venue: Edel Assanti, London