Contemporary Art and the Global Turn in China

During the 1980s and 1990s Chinese contemporary art was predominately known for its cultural-specific context, where the emphasis was on "Chineseness" and Chinese identity as part of the overall discourse of contemporary Chinese art.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 02 December 2014 to Tuesday 02 December 2014

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Published by Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY on Wednesday 22 October 2014.
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In this lecture, Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, will examine the development of contemporary art in China in the context of the global turn, focusing on art produced in the country after the turn of the 21st century, as China angled to position itself at the center of a new world order and as a point of origin from which to observe the movement towards globalization. The presentation will examine the role of artists in China such as Wang Jianwei who consider new alternatives in addressing universal forms, and who strive for more pluralistic visions of culture and identity in their work. A reception and exhibition viewing follow the lecture.

$8, $6 members, free for students with RSVP.

This program is made possible by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.