Evelyn Taocheng Wang

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by a range of writers expand on aspects of Wang’s work, including its narrative strategies, Western and East Asian art historical references, and its focus on cultural identity, political imagery, and performance.

This monograph was published in conjunction with the exhibition Evelyn Taocheng Wang: Reflection Paper, curated by Eva Birkenstock. Kunstverein für die Rheinland und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany. January 12–May 16, 2021

Edited by Eva Birkenstock
Text by Evelyn Taocheng Wang, 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

Graphic design by Santiago da Silva and Ana Cecilia Breña
23 × 28 cm
500 pp.
Published by the Kunstverein für die Rheinland und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Dancing Foxes Press, Brooklyn.
ISBN: 978-1-7336889-6-3
Printed by Gutenberg Beuys Feindruckerei, Langenhagen

Book photographs by Trevor Lloyd