Guggenheim Names New Site-Specific Commissions for Chinese Art Initiative This Fall
The artists hail from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The Guggenheim Museum announced the names of five artists and a collaborative duo who have been commissioned to create artworks that will become part of its collection as well as an exhibition planned for the fall.
The selection was made through the museum’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, which began in 2013.
The artists hail from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and include Chia-En Jao, Kan Xuan, Sun Xun, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Tsang Kin-Wah, Yangjiang Group, and Zhou Tao.
The works pictured below are previous projects by the artists.
The proposed works will span a range of mediums, including video, sculpture, installation, mixed media on paper, and “participatory intervention,” according to a release from the museum, which states that the practices of these artists “poetically balance politics and aesthetics.”
The exhibition, which is not yet titled, is slated to open November 4, and will show a sweeping view of the current contemporary art scene in China. Hou Hanru, consulting curator for the foundation, and by Xiaoyi Weng, the foundation’s co-curator of Chinese art, are organizing the show, which is directed by Dr. Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art.
According to the release, this second exhibition will continue the Guggenheim’s history of site-specific works jointly developed by artists and curators. The artists were selected through extensive research and studio visits and all share “a socially aware perspective,” according to the statement.
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