SOLD OUT! Art and China after 1989 at SFMOMA


Members Only Private Exhibition Tour With Museum Curator

Art and China after 1989 SFMOMA

Chen Shaoxiong, 5 Hours, 1993/2006.  DSL Collection.  Performance view:  The Third Artistic Event of the Big Tail Elephant Working Group, outside Red Ant Bar, Guangzhou, November 24, 1993.  © Chen Shaoxiong.  Photo: courtesy the artist.

Join Asia Society Northern California and Young China Watchers for a private tour of the "Art and China after 1989" exhibition at SFMOMA with curator Gary Garrels.

About the exhibition: Bracketed by the end of the student protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World presents works by more than sixty artists and artists’ groups that anticipated, chronicled, and agitated for the sweeping social transformation that saw the rise of China as a global power in the new millennium. The exhibition examines conceptually based performances, paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and socially engaged projects that question consumerism, authoritarianism, and the rapid development transforming society and China’s role in the world, placing their experiments firmly in a global art-historical context. The artists serve as both skeptics of and catalysts for the massive changes unfolding around them, and their work continues to inspire new thinking at a moment when questions of identity, equality, ideology, and control have pressing relevance.

Gary Garrels is Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA, a position he assumed in September 2008. Previous appointments include chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Elise S. Haas Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; senior curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and director of programs, Dia Art Foundation, New York. Garrels has organized numerous exhibitions throughout his career including Inside Out: New Chinese Art (1999, co-organized with the Asia Society, New York) at SFMOMA. Currently he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis.

Space is limited - register early. One ticket per participant and must be an Asia Society or Young China Watchers member to register. 

6:00 PM  Arrival at SFMOMA
6:30 PM  Tour begins
7:30 PM  Conclusion of tour

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Event Details

Thu 10 Jan 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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$25 for Asia Society and Young China Watchers members
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