Turning Point – 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art
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.