Displacement: Three Gorges and Contemporary Chinese Art

When 25 Mar 2010 - 25 Jul 2010
Where Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
United States
Enquiry 919-684-5153

Chen Qiulin, film still from The Garden, 2007, 14:45 minute video.  Courtesy of the artist, Nasher Museum of Art NC and Max Protetch Gallery New York


March 25 – July 25 2010

Press Release:

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangzi River in China is the world’s largest generator of hydro-electric power. When it was built, it displaced more than one million people and submerged more than 1,200 towns. This spring, the Nasher Museum presents “Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art,” in which four leading contemporary Chinese artists—Chen Qiulin, Yun-Fei Ji, Liu Xiaodong and Zhuang Hui—respond to the dam project.

Notable exhibition dates:

April 29 “Still Life (Sanzia Haoren)” (Jia Zhangke, 2006, 108 minutes)
May 13 “Bing Ai” (Feng Yan, 2007, 114 minutes)
May 27 “Up the Yangtze” (Yung Chang, 2007, 93 minutes)

Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art is organized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. The exhibition is curated by Wu Hung, Smart Museum Consulting Curator, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, and Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago, in consultation with Jessica Moss, Smart Museum Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, and Stephanie Smith, Smart Museum Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Contemporary Art. The exhibition and related programs have been supported by Dan Bo, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the University of Chicago Women’s Board, and the Center for East Asian Studies. The accompanying publication was made possible by a generous gift from Fred Eychaner and Tommy Yang Guo.

Nasher Museum is free and open to the public every Thursday between 5-9 PM, courtesy of SunTrust Bank and The Independent Weekly.

For more information about the museum and its exhibitions, please visit www.nasher.duke.edu.