Yu Hong (b. 1966), Questions for Heaven, 2010; Acrylic on canvas, 500 x 600 cm

Yu Hong (b. 1966), Questions for Heaven, 2010; Acrylic on canvas, 500 x 600 cm

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.

About the exhibition

Duration: December 14, 2013 – June 8, 2014

Venue: China Institute in America

Address: 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 212.744.8181

Courtesy of the artists and China Institute in America, for further information please visit www.chinainstitute.org.

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