ART AND CHINA AFTER 1989

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October 6th 2017 - January 7th 2018
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents a major exhibition of contemporary art from China spanning 1989 to 2008, arguably the most transformative period of modern Chinese and recent world history. A fresh interpretative survey of Chinese experimental art framed by the geopolitical dynamics resulting from the end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization, and the rise of China.


The exhibition looks at a bold contemporary art movement that anticipated, chronicled, and agitated for the sweeping social transformation that has brought China to the center of the global conversation. With a concentration on the conceptualist art practices of two generations of artists, this exhibition examines how Chinese artists have been both critical observers and agents of China's emergence as a global presence and places their experiments firmly in a global art-historical context.
 

 
 
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Wang Xingwei: New Beijing (2001)
Image Courtesy M+, Hong Kong

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Cao Fei: RMB City: A Second Life City
Planning by China Tracy (2007)