10.1 x 9.8 x 1.1 inches
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China (October 30, 2014 – March 8, 2015), organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and curated by Wang Chunchen, Adjunct Curator.
Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China
China’s transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century in the midst of today’s social changes is an important historical event. Over the past three decades China has experienced profound socioeconomic and political shifts, prompting calls to revisit, reconsider, and redefine the nation’s identity. Although there remains a strong local understanding of Chinese history and heritage, the homogenization of the country’s urban geography and the rapid dissipation of rural life have dramatically altered the cultural landscape, as has the spread of globalization. Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China brings together works by contemporary Chinese artists that address China’s metamorphosis from a traditional society into an ultra-modern nation, reflecting not only on the impacts to individual and collective lives but also on artist production.