We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art

Tuesday, January 26 – Sunday, February 28, 2016
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm
We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese ArtPixy Yijun Liao, "The King Under Me," 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist

Born after the end of the Cultural Revolution, young artists are challenging traditional notions of Chinese identity and inventing new ways to shout out in the global arena. This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun Xun, Jin Shan, Ma Qiusha, Lu Yang, Bo Wang, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Shi Zhiying, Guo Xi, and Yan Xing that reflect the state of China today, and raise questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.

View the exhibition catalog.

China's Youth: Another Cultural Revolution
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)

Barbara Pollack moderates a panel discussion about issues facing the post-Mao generation in China. Eric Fish is the author of the book China's Millennials: The Want Generation, and a writer at Asia Society New York focusing on Chinese youth, politics, education, and social issues. Stanley Rosen teaches political science at the University of Southern California, specializing in Chinese politics and society. Michelle Yun is the Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Asia Society Museum.

Co-sponsored by the College of East Asian Studies.