BECOMING – EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO WORKS
|When||26 Oct 2019 - 23 Dec 2019|
|Where||Eli Klein Gallery
398 West Street
New York, NY 10014
Opening Reception: October 23 | 6-8 PM
Eli Klein Gallery is proud to present “Becoming – Experimental Video Works,” a group exhibition of eight contemporary Chinese female artists. Similar to performance art’s openness for experimentation, video art, a relatively new medium that only started to gain attention from the art world in the 1960s, has offered female artists a chance to develop their own perspectives without the limitation of a male-dominated tradition. In 1996, China held its first video art exhibition, “Phenomenon and Image.” Though decades later than the West, avant-garde Chinese artists had fully utilized this exotic medium, which was considered as the embodiment of self-reflection, to challenge the traditional painting. Curated by Zhang Fang, this exhibition presents a group of Chinese female artists’ self-searching journeys and their ways of transcending the mundane. “Becoming-Experimental Video Works” will be on view from October 26th to December 23rd, 2019.
Artists: Cui Xiuwen, Guo Zhen, He Chengyao, Hu Haibo, Hu Jiayi, Liu Qianyi, Wen Hui, Xie Sichong
Image: Hu Jiayi, Ice Skate, 2014. Courtesy of the event organizer.
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