Sponsored by the Baiyaxuan Cultural & Arts Organizations, Meteorological China—the Exhibition of Eight Contemporary Printmakers features representatives of eight contemporary masters in printmaking including Wu Changjiang, Xu Bing, Tan Ping, Su Xinping, Wang Huaxiang, Chen Qi, Hong Hao and Kong Guoqiao all of which have systematically obtained professional training from top art institutions in China. It is held at Baiyaxuan Art Center from May 13th through to 30th, 2012.

All of the artists included in this exhibition are courageous in overcoming all kinds of limitations and find their own unique language in their separate art careers. As Mr. Shao Dazhen, the academic who presides over this exhibition has described their artistic achievements and characteristics in the preface, “These eight middle-aged artists who has grown with the Reform and Opening up can well represent the new generation of printmakers. They have their own expertise in printmaking with different species of technology, skills and even their own aesthetic trends. Although they share something in common with their reflections of the modern meteorological China, that is they present profound descriptions of the essence of contemporary human and social reality rather than the superficial phenomena of society. They deeply explore the innovative resources from national cultures and traditions rather than hunting for the novelty of traditional symbols of art. They learn from the advantages of foreign modern art through their analysis rather than blindly copying others and making oneself look foolish. They hide their cultural thinking into their unique language of art rather than playing with the idea or form.”

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Meteorological China—Exhibition of Eight Contemporary Printmakers Inaugurated at Baiyaxuan Art Center

About the Exhibition

Duration: May 13th–30th, 2012

Venue: Baiyaxuan Art Center

Opening Ceremony: 4:00 p.m. on May 13th, 2012

Artists: Wu Changjiang, Xu Bing, Tan Ping, Su Xinping, Wang Huaxiang, Chen Qi, Hong Hao and Kong Guoqiao.

Tel: 86-10-5762 3018

Fax: 86-10-5762 3058

Courtesy of the artists and Baiyaxuan Cultural & Arts Organizations, for further information please visit www.art100.org

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