Chazen Museum of Art


Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art

April 10 to July 5 | Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries

Innovative new work from artists’ studios in Beijing will be on display in the spring. This exhibition of contemporary Chinese art from Liu Xiaodong, Su Xinping, Ma Shulin, Chi Peng, Li Xiangqun, Xiang Jing, Geng Xue, and others, challenges our preconceptions of Chinese art. Touching on the human figure, these artists present an exhilarating snapshot of the creativity and artistic expression emanating from the Chinese art scene today.

April 9, 6–8 p.m.
Preview Reception for Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art. Refreshments, live music, cash bar.

April 10, 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Symposium Tradition and Innovation: The Figure in Chinese Contemporary Art. Organized by the Wisconsin China Initiative, Department of Art History, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, and Chazen Museum of Art, UW–Madison

April 23, 7–8:15 p.m.
Video Hometown Boy, directed by Yao Hung-i

April 30, 5–7 p.m.
Gallery Talk Tradition and Innovation: The Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art

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Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Chazen Museum of Art Council, Dane Arts, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Brittingham Fund.

IMAGE ABOVE: Chi Peng, Now-ing, 2011, photograph, 68 1/2 x 92 inches

EXHIBITIONS PAGE THUMBNAIL: Su Xinping, Busy People No. 1, 2010, oil on canvas, 98 1/2 x 98 1/2 in., courtesy of the artist

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