Reception Celebrating 'We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art'

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Bo Wang, Heteroscapes #2, 2009, Fine art inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist
Bo Wang, Heteroscapes #2, 2009, Fine art inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist

Join us to celebrate We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, an exhibition featuring ten Chinese artists born after 1976 and investigating global communication transcending local culture.

A conversation between Bo Wang, a featured artist in the exhibition, and Bridget Bray, the Nancy C. Allen Curator & Director of Exhibitions, will begin at 7:00 pm.

 

About Bo Wang

b. 1982, Chongqing; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
2011 MFA School of Visual Arts, New York
2007 MS Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing
2004 BS Physics and Mathematics, Tsinghua University, Beijing

In photographs and films, Bo Wang explores the economic and political dynamics of China from the perspective of a Chinese artist now living in the U.S. Heteroscapes, a photographic series inspired by Michel Foucault’s writings on heterotopias, looks at the surrealistic nightmare of his hometown Chongqing, which has undergone radical transformation, obliterating aspects of the past to make way for an ambivalent future. Wang also has made a film specifically for this exhibition looking at Art Basel Hong Kong, a major art fair that has contributed to the globalization of the Chinese art world.

 

We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art is organized by the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and is guest curated by Barbara Pollack.

The exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center is made possible through major support from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Mary Lawrence Porter, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Nancy C. Allen, Nancy and Robert J. Carney, The Clayton Fund, the Hearst Foundations, Reinnette and Stan Marek, and anonymous friends of Asia Society. Lead funding also provided by Leslie and Brad Bucher, Holland and Jereann Chaney, The Favrot Fund, Bebe Woolley and Dan Gorski, and Dorothy Carsey Sumner, with additional support provided by Olive M. Jenney. Funding is also provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts and through contributions from the Friends of Exhibitions, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.

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Event Details

Tue 29 Mar 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
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