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Upcoming Exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery to Feature Prominent Chinese Female Artist

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This summer, visitors and residents of Seattle will get the opportunity to see an exhibit featuring one of China’s brightest female stars, Cao Fei. Cao has received a lot of international attention since she entered the professional arena in 2003. She is young, and while much of her work looks at the alteration of traditional life in her native Guangzhou, she is not restrained by traditional ideals of femininity. Her work uses technology to examine and deconstruct social developments in cutting edge fashions.

Business As Usual: New Video from China / Cao Fei and Yang Fudong

North Galleries

July 11, 2009October 4, 2009

The Henry’s promotion of the exhibit notes:

Cao Fei and Yang Fudong both address the emergence of a new middle class in China. Contemporary artists in China are employing a range of media to explore the experience of living in a rapidly changing urban environment. Globalization has brought them into contact with Western contemporary art, but their concerns remain specific to present-day China.

Business As Usual originated at the ASU Art Museum, January 31 – May 4, 2008. Subsequent venues include the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, July 11 – October 4, 2009; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, May 15 – August 16, 2009; and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 17, 2010 – January 9, 2011.

A good colleague and friend, Judy Newland of ASU, has put me in contact with one of the original curators of this exhibit, Heather Lineberry (Marilyn Zeitlin is retired). With a little luck, Dr. Lineberry’s interview to follow!!


Written by Andrea Descoteaux Hugg

May 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM

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