Liu Wei, Liberation No.1, 2013; Oil on canvas, Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami, ©Liu Wei

Liu Wei, Liberation No.1, 2013; Oil on canvas, Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami, ©Liu Wei

The result of more than a decade’s worth of exploration, research and collecting, this new exhibition—organized by the extraordinary Rubell Collection in Miami—presents 48 artworks from 28 contemporary Chinese artists.

The impressive roster includes early innovators and internationally acclaimed stars—Ai Weiwei, Zhang Huan and Huang Yong Ping, among them—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 is transformed by Zhu Jinshi’s colossal Boat. Visitors are 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. Other works appear in the museum’s Chinese collection galleries on the second and third floors, linking them to their cultural and thematic lineage.

Zhang Huan, To Raise The Water Level in Fishpond(Distant), 1997; C-print on fuji archival paper, edition 2 of 15, Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami ©Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan, To Raise The Water Level in Fishpond(Distant), 1997; C-print on fuji archival paper, edition 2 of 15, Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami ©Zhang Huan

Xu Zhen, Spread B-051, 2010; Embroidery on canvas. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami. © Xu Zhen.

Xu Zhen, Spread B-051, 2010; Embroidery on canvas. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami. © Xu Zhen.

Ai Weiwei, Table with Two Legs, 2008; Wood from qing dynasty(1644-1911) Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami©Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, Table with Two Legs, 2008; Wood from qing dynasty(1644-1911) Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami©Ai Weiwei

Zhu Jinshi, Boat, 2012; Xuan paper, bamboo, and cotton thread. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami. ©Zhu Jinshi©ARS, New York

Zhu Jinshi, Boat, 2012; Xuan paper, bamboo, and cotton thread. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami. ©Zhu Jinshi©ARS, New York

Featuring painting, installation, photography and new media (including a robust selection of video), 28 Chinese brings together a multiplicity of practices and perspectives. While the exhibition offers only a sample of the dynamic contemporary art scene in China, it represents some of the most notable Chinese artists working today.

About the exhibition

Duration: Jun 5 through Aug 16, 2015

Venue: Asian Art Museum

Courtesy of the artists and Asian Art Museum, for further information please visit www.asianart.org.

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