Nov. 1, 2006 -- Contemporary artists, both in China and the United States, are interpreting Chinese art traditions, culture and life. The University of Virginia Art Museum presents a special exhibition on contemporary Chinese art — “Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S.” — featuring the work of 26 artists who live in Beijing, Shanghai, Goungzhou, New York and Pennsylvania and represent three distinct periods of art making in China: those who came to prominence in the international scene in the late 1980s, those who have received international attention in the last decade and those currently emerging and being recognized internationally.
The works in the exhibition include a range of media — drawing, installation, painting, photography, prints, sculpture and mixed media. Some of the artists are exploring appropriate traditional Chinese art forms in new ways. Many are investigating the significant social and cultural transformations occurring in China today. All represent the vital and rapid regeneration of contemporary Chinese life and culture.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, Nov .11 and runs through Thursday, Dec. 21 at the University of Virginia Art Museum, 155 Rugby Road.
The exhibition curators Dan Mills and Xiaoze Xie will give a Gallery Talk on Friday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the museum. The exhibit and talk are sponsored in part by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.
A catalogue produced by the Samek Art Gallery accompanies the exhibition.
The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.