Turn­ing Point – 40 Years of Chi­nese Con­tem­po­rary Art

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

1978 was a turn­ing point in the his­tory of China and Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art. This ex­hi­bi­tion takes a chrono­log­i­cal ap­proach to the topic of Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art. The Long Mu­seum has se­lected around 100 ex­tremely in­flu­en­tial art­works from its col­lec­tion from the last 40 years. These se­lec­tions in­clude oil paint­ings, tra­di­tional Chi­nese paint­ings, sculp­tures, videos and in­stal­la­tions. Echo­ing the 40th an­niver­sary of China’s re­form and open­ing-up, the ex­hi­bi­tion shows the his­tory of Chi­nese art since 1978. All the art works are di­vided into four chap­ters: 1978–1984, 1985–1989, 1990–1999, af­ter 2000. This ex­hi­bi­tion not only shows dif­fer­ent artis­tic prac­tices and ex­plo­rations of Chi­nese artists but also the vigor and vi­tal­ity of Chi­nese art. The Long Mu­seum hopes the ex­hi­bi­tion will bring au­di­ence a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the spirit and unique­ness of Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art to its vis­i­tors. This ad is based on the in­tro­duc­tion posted on the web­site of the mu­seum. the Musée de l’Elysée, Budi Tek, founder of Yuz Mu­seum, at­tended a sem­i­nar in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land. When vis­it­ing the col­lec­tion’s space at the Musée de l’Elysée, Tek found the cu­ra­tors study­ing pre­cious orig­i­nal pho­tographs of Chap­lin and do­ing restora­tion work. The col­lec­tion tes­ti­fies as much to the evo­lu­tion of Chap­lin’s fa­mous tramp, a mis­chievous dandy but a great charmer, at the be­gin­ning of his ca­reer, as to the artist at work. Char­lie Chap­lin is beloved to Chi­nese au­di­ences. Re­call­ing this com­edy master through his pho­to­graphic archive and re­lated con­tem­po­rary art­works, Tek be­lieves it will en­able the au­di­ence to have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing about why the char­ac­ters Chap­lin cre­ated tran­scend time and be­come clas­sics. The Yuz Mu­seum team im­me­di­ately de­cided to col­lab­o­rate with the Musée de l’Elysée and started prepa­ra­tions for the ex­hi­bi­tion. This ad was based on the in­tro­duc­tion posted on the web­site of the mu­seum.

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