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Chinese Dreams // Selections - Opening Reception

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design invites you to join the Opening Reception of Chinese Dreams and Selections on September 25, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. All events in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries are free and open to the public.

CHINESE DREAMS
September 25 - December 2, 2017
Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery
#ChineseDreams

The year 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Cultural Revolution, a decade-long historic event (1966-1976) that was characterized by chaos and upheaval. Shortly after the revolution’s end, Chinese people and institutions began seeking and sorting out new identities, both for themselves and for the nation.

The artists in this exhibition were shaped by the Cultural Revolution. Some were young children when it began, others were born during it, and one was born in its wake. Through their work in traditional Chinese media like porcelain, bronze, and painting, as well as radical forms of expression that relate to destruction such as ash and razor blades, each has helped inform China’s subsequent outlook on its history. Similarly diverse are the metaphors of time, memory, and family that can be relevant to any culture but which have particular poignancy for those who experienced China in the second half of the 20th century.

Organized by Lisa Tung, Director of the Bakalar and Paine Galleries, in partnership with Arne Glimcher '60 and Pace Gallery.


SELECTIONS
September 25 - December 2, 2017
Stephen D. Paine Gallery
#MassArtSelections

Selections features the remarkable work of MassArt professors who are newly hired or returning from sabbatical. A venue for faculty to showcase their work, often in experimental directions or media, this exhibition is a perennial favorite. Representing all facets of the college, Selections highlights the work of our multitalented faculty. Exploring aesthetic, sociopolitical, cultural, and design issues, faculty members have developed a diverse range of works which include site-specific installations, video, animation, sculpture, and works on paper.


Image Credits:
Left: Zhang Huan. To Raise the Water Level in a Fishpond: Performance, Beijing, China, 1997. Video. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery.
Right: Mark Holland '00. salt, 2016. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the Artist.

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