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2008-02-05 until 2008-03-01
First Street Gallery
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
First Street Gallery is pleased to present the first New York exhibition of paintings by twelve Chinese artists: Kong Fantao, Liu Jun, Liu Shijian, Liu Xiaoling, Shi Haibo, Si Jilin, Si Wentao, Wang Hongzheng, Wang Guiyong, Yao Yong, Yu Lai, Zhou Zhitao. The artists received academic training at institutions in Beijing, where they now live and work. They have in common a special affinity for Beijing and have created new images that express their responses to the changes around them. First Street Gallery promotes their artists with a Gallery Portfolio at absolutearts.com.
There is nationalistic pride in the acceptance of Beijingís application to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the rapid speed in which the city has been transformed to accommodate and impress an international audience. However, there is also nostalgia for the loss of historical legacies as the destruction of hutongs and traditional architecture makes room for modern Beijing. The resulting images reveal both excitement for the new Beijing and anxiety at the rapid changes underway. There is also concern for what will happen after the Olympic games are over.
A bilingual catalogue is available with essay by guest curator, Doretta Miller, Professor of Art, Skidmore College.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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