“Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art” Exhibition

poster for “Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art” Exhibition

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At China Institute
Media: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Installation

Like the old masters before them, modern and contemporary luminaries, such as Zhang Daqian, Zhang Hongtu, Liu Jude, Liu Dan, Yu Hong, and others, have sought inspiration from Dunhuang’s ancient sculptures and murals. Inspired by Dunhuang presents the breathtaking results of their painstaking creative efforts, works which capture the experience of Dunhuang in ways that are powerfully transformative. With its carefully curated group of paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media installations encompassing a variety of themes and forms, this exhibition is a pioneering exploration of the historical, literary, artistic, and conceptual nature of the inspiration and influence exerted by Dunhuang’s thousand-year-old tradition on contemporary artistic creation.

This exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and curated by Willow Hai Chang, Director of China Institute Gallery, and Jerome Silbergeld, the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History and Director of the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University.

[Image: Yu Hong (b. 1966) “Questions for Heaven” (2010) Acrylic on canvas, 197 ⅞ x 236 ¼ inches (500 x 600 cm)]


from December 14, 2013 to June 08, 2014


Yu Hong


Adults $7, Students and Seniors $4, Members, Children under 12, Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
tuesdays closing at 20:00, thursdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Holidays
Note:Closed between exhibition


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Phone: 212-744-8181 Fax: 212-628-4159

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