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Unfinished Country: New Video from China, Program 1

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Ellisis (still) by Chen Qiulin, 2001. Video, 25:00 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Beam Contemporary Art, New York/London, and 1000 Plateus Art Space, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Since the introduction of market-based economic reforms in 1978, China has become the world's fastest growing economy. Parallel to this economic growth has been the unprecedented production of art. While the majority of contemporary art practices have centered upon the traditional genres of painting and sculpture, the expansion of work in video and new media has been rapidly evolving.

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) exhibition Perspectives 180 – Unfinished Country: New Video from China presents a cross-section of work by a new generation of artists from China working in video and video installation. Featured artists are Chen Qiulin, Chen Zhou, Hu Xiaoyuan, Huang Ran, Jin Shan, Li Ming, Li Ran, Lu Yang, Ma Qiusha, Sun Xun, and Yan Xing.

A separate but integral component of the exhibition is a selection of cinematic shorts that will screen at Asia Society Texas Center. Join us for the first of the two-part screening!


Selected Works

Yu Ying
Unfinished Country, 2012
5:47 minutes

Huang Ran
Blithe Tragedy, 2010
14:52 minutes

Lu Yang
Reanimation! Zombie Frog Underwater Ballet!, 2011
6:06 minutes

Chen Qiulin
River, River, 2005
16:00 minutes

Cheng Ran
Anonymity, or Imitation and Imagining of Man Ray’s Tears (1930–32), 2010
11:33 minutes

Sun Xun
Beyond-ism, 2010
8:08 minutes

Zhang Ding
Great Era, 2007
14:00 minutes



Event Details

Sun 2 Dec 2012

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Free and open to the public.