Contemporary Art and the Global Turn in China at the Guggenheim

In this lecture, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wang Jianwei: Time Temple, Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, examines the development of contemporary art in China in the context of the global turn. He focuses on art produced after the turn of the 21st century, as China began positioning itself at the center of a new world order and as an origin from which to observe increasing globalization. The presentation examines the role of artists in China, such as Wang Jianwei, who consider new alternatives in addressing universal forms, and who strive for more pluralistic visions of culture and identity in their work.

This lecture was presented as part of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series.

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