Modern Chinese prints
from 'WE' to 'ME'
LI Shaoyan Desire of 40 years realised [First train to Chengdu] 1953, purchased 1993 © Li Shaoyan
Reveals the very distinct journey Chinese printmaking has made from the 1930s to today.
Comprising of around 60 prints by nearly 40 artists, drawn from the collections of the Art Gallery of NSW and Sydney University, the exhibition provides an intriguing insight into Chinese cultural history: from the politicised voice of the collective mass ('WE’) during socially and politically turbulent times, to the rediscovery and expression of the self ('ME’) in the post-cultural revolution era.
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21 Oct 2006 – 21 Jan 2007
Upper Asian gallery