Transforming Traditions: Contemporary Chinese Art
from the Logan Collection
Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, April 26, 2009
Since the death of Mao in 1976, Chinese artists have forged sophisticated creative strategies to address social, spiritual, and philosophical issues within a repressive political system. Their works, seen in “Transforming Traditions,” reflect cycles of destruction and regeneration in China’s recent history and in its cultural traditions. As China resumes its role as major trading partner to the world, it’s artists blend traditional Chinese artistic practices with western models. Sculptural works and related paintings, photographs, textiles and ceramics, made from the mid-1990s to the present by nine leading contemporary Chinese artists, show this transformation.
“Transforming Traditions” is the latest in a series of student-organized exhibitions at the University of Denver’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery to be drawn from the collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Vail. With artist residency programs and catalog. Additional works by sculptors Yu Fan and Chen Wenling will be displayed at the SAAH and Penrose Library from March 19 – April 12, 2009, during the run of the exhibition.
Catalog available. $15.