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REGENERATION: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S.

Arizona State University Art Museum
September 24, 2005 through December 24, 2005


Fat White Boy with his Dad

Liu Xiaodong, Fat White Boy with his Dad, 2000-2001. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 78 3/4." Photo courtesy of the artist.

Members and Invited Guests Reception
Saturday, October 8, 7-9 p.m.
ASU Art Museum

Asian Studies Conference
November 3 – 5, 2005
ASU Campus

Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S.

Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S. surveys the exciting and rapidly changing field of contemporary Chinese art in drawing, installation, painting, photography, video, prints and sculpture. The exhibition features the work of 26 artists, living in the U.S. and in China. Some have been prominent on the international scene during the last decade; others are new to Western audiences.

Many of the artists share thematic concerns in their use and appropriation of traditional Chinese art forms in new ways or their investigation of the momentous, ongoing social and cultural transformations in China. All the artists represent the vital and rapid regeneration of contemporary life and culture in contemporary China.

The exhibition was organized by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University. The exhibition has been traveling nationally to positive response and reviews. Regeneration is accompanied by a four-color catalogue with an essay by distinguished Chinese avant-garde art critic and curator, Li Xianting.

Artist in the Exhibition
Artists include Ai Weiwei, Chen Lingyang, Hai Bo, Hong Hao, Li Yongbin, Lin Tianmiao, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Qiu Zhijie, Yu Hong, Zhang Dali, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhang Yajie, Zhao Liang; Chen Shaoxiong, Liang Juhui; Hong Lei, Hu Jieming, Xu Zhen, Zhou Xiaohu; and Cai Jin, Wenda Gu, Xiaoze Xie, Xu Bing, Yun-Fei Ji, Zhang Huan.

Exhibition Catalogue
Regeneration is accompanied by a four-color catalogue with an essay by distinguished Chinese avant-garde art critic and curator, Li Xianting that is available in the ASU Art Museum Store.

ASU Art Museum Presentation
The exhibition was organized by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University. ASU Art Museum's participation in the tour of this exhibition was organized by Heather Lineberry and will be installed in the Arizona State University Art Museum's Nelson Fine Arts Center location.

Duration
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S. ( September 24 through December 24, 2005) is open at the ASU Art Museum: Tuesday from 10am to 9pm, and Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Support
The ASU Art Museum presentation is sponsored in part by Friends of the ASU Art Museum. The exhibition and programming is sponsored in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Association for the Arts of Bucknell University; office of the vice president of academic affairs; Chinese Culture Association; and the departments of art and art history, and East Asian studies. "Look East," the ASU Art Museum's Fall 2005 Art InterAct education program, is partially funded by the City of Tempe.

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