Zhou Tiehai And Geng Jianyi: Two Contemporary Artists From China

Curated by: Karen Love

This exhibition, by two artists from the Jiangnan region of China (Shanghai and area), addresses issues of identity in a complex, global society at the end of the 20th century. Zhou Tiehai offers a stinging commentary on consumer culture. Geng Jianyi looks at issues of individual identity and choice, involving unconventional methods of gathering ‘social evidence’.

The exhibition is supported by the Canada Council’s Dissemination Assistance Program.

This exhibition is a component of Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River, a project co-produced by the Western Front and the Annie Wong Art Foundation. Jiangnan is a city-wide collaboration of museums, galleries and universities in Vancouver.

Events

Curatorial Talk by Xia Wei on the date of the opening reception, March 7, 2 pm. Artists in attendance.

Geng Jianyi,Untitled, 1998 (detail: Military Discharge Card, 1972
Geng Jianyi,Untitled, 1998 (detail: Military Discharge Card, 1972
Zhau tiehai, Gallery Invitation
Gallery Invitation
'Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River' invitation - front
'Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River' invitation - front
'Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River' invitation - back
'Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River' invitation - back

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