Contemporary Art and the Global Turn in China

When 2 Dec 2014
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
United States
Cost $8, $6 members, free for students with RSVP
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Lectures & Symposia

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.

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.

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