Chinese Video Art and Documentary from Gao Minglu’s Archive
This exhibition will feature video work from Chinese artists produced at the turn of the 21st century. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience Chinese artworks that have not been shown in the U.S. before, or have not previously been available in this part of the world. Through these artworks, the curator intends to show how Chinese artists and intellectuals responded to the rapid political and economic changes in China in the late 20th century, and how the artists used their eyes and even their own bodies to address certain social concerns. The videos can be categorized as documentation which features avant-garde activities such as performance and exhibitions, or video art with certain particular themes such as feminism and urbanization.
The University Art Gallery is located in the Frick Fine Arts building at the University of Pittsburgh. Public hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. The exhibition is open through Mar. 21st, but will be closed for spring break Mar. 10-14th. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 412-648-2423. The opening reception is on Tuesday, Feb. 18th in the University Art Gallery from 5-7p.m.
The exhibition is curated by Gao Minglu, assisted by Madeline Eschenburg and Danica Cooper.
SongDong: Song Dong, still from “72 Transmutations”, video, 1990s
Workers: Wen Hui, Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen and Wu Wenguang, still from “Dancing with Farm Workers”, video, 23 August 2001
Yang Fudong: Yang Fudong, still from “Hey-Sun is Rising!”, video, 1990s
Monday, March 24
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Opening reception: Wednesday, April 2, 4-6pm
Gallery talks: Wednesday, April 16, Noon
Public hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm and Saturday, April 26 10am-4pm
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Opening reception: Friday, May 9
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