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First Look at Ai Weiwei & #28Chinese @Asian Art Museum Thursday Night

#28Chinese First Look 6/4:

This Thursday people will get the first look at 48 artworks from arguably the best 28 contemporary Chinese artists today, including the controversial and inspiring  Ai Weiwei and Zhang Huan as well as a new generation of game changers—like Liu Wei and Xu Zhen

Works will be shown throughout the museum to further highlight the individual approaches of these unique artists. North Court will be transformed by Zhu Jinshi’s colossal Boat. You’re invited to walk through this stunning, 40-foot installation and examine its delicate construction—row upon row of stacked paper overlapping bamboo rods suspended from the ceiling with cotton thread.

Zhu Jinshi’s colossal Boat

Zhu Jinshi’s colossal Boat

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Portraits by Zang Huan

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The controversial and inspiring Ai Weiwei’s early work will be there.  Photo:  publicdelivery.org

Also: Thursday Night Talks & Lectures: Lessons on the Far East 

In the Samsung Hall a new project by artist Yan Xing presented in conjunction with the exhibition 28 Chinese. In the hopes of opening up a new mode of debate, Yan Xing has staged a compelling academic lecture that blurs the lines of reality and performance.

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Talks with outstanding artist Yan Xing

What You Missed:

Things are happening the Asian Art Museum Thursday Nights.  Last Thursday crowds of artists and art enthusiast were treated to a live performance by Ma Li and a troop of  dozens who paraded through the vaulted halls in full costume and lit up the venue with performance art.  Photos compliments of Photographer Quincy Stamper and the Asian Art Museum.

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Artist Ma Li leading the way. Photo

 

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Hit the lights and the sculptures glows

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Performer in handmade costume

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Rehersal

 

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Ma Li, Among The Stars

 

28 Chinese ‘First Look’ Thursday June 4th
5$ after 5pm
@ The Asian Art Museum

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