With neither artist speaking one another’s language, the only way they could communicate for an entire month was through painting.
The Firstsite commission will see Zhang cover the gallery’s 140-metre curving wall with swathes of pulsating colour, washed, scrubbed and stroked into place with expressive brushstrokes.
Tingxin meaning ‘Courtyard of the Soul’ in the Chinese language – can be seen as an ode to her beloved water lilies through an exploration of light and colour.
Jade Dragon is a very British comedy set in a Chinese takeaway, with a cast of British East Asian actors led by a grumpy takeaway owner.
Snow in Midsummer is a contemporary re-imagining of an ancient and haunting story, one of the most famous classical Chinese dramas.