China Welcomes You...

Desires, Struggles, New Identities


Opening: 06.06.2007, 7pm
Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow, Peter Pakesch

Everyone is talking about China. Reports on the development of the economy, the political situation, and also about the booming Chinese art market feature almost daily in the media and serve as a kind of attractant for curious Westerners. One major point of interest is the question of the other, an emerging image of this unknown, massive, new player on the global field.


Beyond this general question, the exhibition China Welcomes You ... at Kunsthaus Graz presents a selection of some fifteen artists, setting out to explore new identities that present China from very different perspectives, confirming some stereotypes and refuting others. At the same time, the exhibition sets out in search of the roots and precursors, bridges between here and there, between such a rich heritage of major historic upheavals in the twentieth century and the dynamic present situation. The exhibition, that fills the whole Kunsthaus Graz up to the panorama terrace Needle, features a broad spectrum of very different genres from installation to projection, painting and ceramic art that display and challenge their origin, sometimes subtly, sometimes unexpectedly ostentatiously.
All of the exhibits are on show in Austria for the first time, indeed most of the projects were created specially for Kunsthaus Graz.


Ai Wei Wei, Chen Zaiyan, Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Feng Mengbo, Guo Fengyi, Hu Xiao Yuan, Lu Hao, Sun Qinglin, Sun Yuan und Peng Yu, Yang Fudong, Wang Jianwei, Xie Nanxing, Xu Zhen, Zhang Peili, Zheng Guogu


Exhibition-Video.M4 (27 MB)


Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Old People's
Ai Weiwei, Colored


Exhibition Catalouge

China Welcomes You ... Desires, Struggles, New Identities

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