"Here and Now: Chinese Artists in New York"

Curator Zhijian Qian with Artist Zhang Hongtu at Here And Now IIThis exhibition showcases twelve contemporary artists of Chinese heritage, who over the last two decades have established their careers in the global metropolis of New York. Presented in three consecutive chapters—Part I: Visual Memories (September 22-November 2, 2009), Part II: Crossing Boundaries (November 19-2009), and Part III: Towards Transculturalism (February 11-March 28, 2010)—Here & Now examines the shifting relationship between the artist and tradition, the crossing of boundaries in a multicultural environment, and the reinvention of culture. In a globalized world in which China is quickly emerging as a new superpower, New York’s Chinese artists are asking themselves, “Why still here?” and “Why still now?” The exhibition is held at the new location of MOCA (215 Centre St.), is designed by Maya Lin. Part III of the exhibition features recent works by Emily Cheng, Hung-Chih Peng, Shen Chen and Yo Yo Xiao. http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/exhibits/here_and_now

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