"Here & Now: Chinese Artists in New York" Exhibition

The Museum of Chinese in America

poster for "Here & Now: Chinese Artists in New York" Exhibition

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Here & Now is MOCA’s first group show of contemporary artists, and features prominent Chinese artists who live and work in New York. For the past two decades, artists in the Chinese Diaspora have drawn increasing attention in an art world that is becoming ever more trans-cultural and international.

Here & Now will move visitors beyond the framework that defines Chinese artists as “traditional,”
“westernized,” or “hybrids of East and West.” The exhibition explores what it means to be Chinese
American by questioning the usefulness of these categories in regards to Chinese artists today.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by a series of panel discussions, artist workshops, and a full-color, illustrated catalogue that features interviews with artists Xu Bing and Wenda Gu. The exhibition is organized into three seven-week long chapters—Visual Memories, Crossing Boundaries, and Towards Transculturalism.

The first chapter, opening September 22 and running until November 2, features the following artists:

* Xu Bing (b. China, 1955; U.S. arrival, Wisconsin, 1990)
* Yun-Fei Ji (b. China, 1963; U.S. arrival, Arkansas, 1989)
* Lin Yan (b. China; U.S. arrival, New York, 1986)
* Cui Fei (b. China: U.S. arrival, Pennsylvania, 1996)

The subsequent chapters of the exhibition will be mounted on November 19, 2009 and on January 10, 2010.



from September 22, 2009 to November 02, 2009

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