Asia Week New York Welcomes Gisele Croes at the Gagosian Gallery
At the Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, Gisèle Croës of Brussels will be exhibiting a number of superb archaic bronze vessels in "Matter and Memory." Among them is an archaic bronze vessel from the late Shang dynasty (1600-1050 B.C.) adorned with cuprite, malachite and azurite crystallization. From the 17th century B.C. to the 2nd century A.D., these bronze vessels represented the first decisive step in the development of Chinese art, playing an essential role in ceremonies connecting the living and the dead and revealing an awe-inspiring expertise in the art of casting.