Date(s) - February 1, 2011 - April 9, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
February 1 – April 9, 2011
Visually Speaking features the work of eleven Chinese artists whose two and three dimensional pieces merge Eastern and Western visual languages. Many of these artists were born or came of age during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and thus represent a generation of artists who experienced enormous change in Chinese culture.Caught between the dense weight of history and tradition, this generation is the first in many years to experience widespread connection to the West. While in some works their references to Western culture seem adoring, in other works it appears to parody the West, its cultural symbols and values. Each artist presents a multifaceted view of contemporary China as it struggles to define itself and its new place on the world stage. Artists featured include Cai Lei, Zhong Biao, Mu Boyan, Sun Ping and Shi Liang, among many others. This exhibition was organized by the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and is sponsored in part by China Visual Arts, Ltd.