The Future Is the Past. In Search of a Chinese Portrait

未来就是过去: 寻找中国的肖像

The Future Is the Past. In Search of a Chinese Portrait











Yellow Mountain Private Collection

Capistrangasse 10

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Using a private collection as a base, this exhibition will introduce the audience to an exciting and complex image of human identity as seen through the eyes of a new generation of Chinese contemporary artists.
The exhibition, curated by Beijing-based curator, Wei Xing, will include artworks of 19 artists born between the 1950’s-1980’s, in various mediums: oil paintings, sculptures, installation, photography and video art. The exhibition will explore current debates in China about the characteristics and differences between generations as China continues to grow rapidly and Chinese society remains in a constant state of flux.
While Chinese artists are connected to and influenced by Western cultural and artistic trends, they are also forging a unique Chinese identity. The exhibition will highlight this evolving dynamic between Chinese contemporary and Western art.

Exhibition duration: 21 November 2014 – 10 December 2014
Opening hours: 21 – 23 November 2014 from 4:00-10:00 pm
afterwards Sunday-Friday 4:00-8:00 pm / Saturday 4:00-10:00 pm

27 November 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm:
China ́s Contemporary Art Within a Global Context

China ́s many-faceted contemporary art has become famous in Europe at the latest through the 1999 Venice Biennale, where Harald Szeeman invited some 20 Chinese contemporary artists – since then the Western world is once again looking astonished towards the East.
On the occasion of the exhibition “The Future is the Past: In Search of a Chinese Portrait“ (21 November – 10 December) ChinaCultureDesk in cooperation with Yellow Mountain Contemporary Art and artpartments is hosting an evening event dedicated to China ́s contemporary art.

Panelists: Wei Xing, curator, Beijing; Gedaliah Afterman, Yellow Mountain Contemporary Art Collection, Jerusalem; Qin Ga, artist, Beijing; Ma Jun, artist, Beijing; Andrea Neidhöfer, art historian, Vienna
Moderation: Alice Schmatzberger, art historian, independent writer, ChinaCultureDesk

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