Hao Sheng on Zeng Xiaojun

Zeng Xiaojun was also inspired by Nine Dragons. His response took a two-fold approach, illustrated by both a 32-foot-long scroll, Nine Trees, and a screen featuring ink paintings of twisting cypress trees on one side and carved and lacquered dragons on the other.

Watch as Hao Sheng, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, explains how Zeng’s own 17th-century-inspired lifestyle influenced the development of his free-standing folding-screen response to Nine Dragons.