What’s Chinese About Contemporary Chinese Art?

When 5 Mar 2014
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028
United States
Cost $30.00

Zhan Wang (Chinese, b. 1962). Artificial Rock #10, dated August 8, 2001. Stainless steel; H. 29 1/2 in. (75 cm); W. 17 11/16 in. (45 cm); D. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.244a–c) © Zhan Wang

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 6pm

Press Release:

Maxwell Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman in Charge, Department of Asian Art, MMA.

Examine a distinct subset of art produced by Mainland Chinese artists from the 1980s to the present: a contemporary “ink aesthetic” in which references to traditional pictorial and calligraphic concepts suggest a conscious effort by the artists to engage with and transform inherited Chinese art forms—to extend, question, or subvert them—as a defining feature of their artistic vision.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

This program is made possible by the Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition ’Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China,’ on view from December 10, 2013, to April 6, 2014.

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