The bulky official title of MOCA's latest exhibition, 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art, mostly serves to obscure the exhibition's theme—a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the 1993 Venice Biennale, which marked the first exhibition of contemporary Chinese art in a bigger Western exhibition.
For their exhibition, the Chengdu MOCA dedicated its east building to showing the few selected works by well-known Chinese artists the way the Venice audience first perceived them.
The first floor shows part of the history of the artistic exchange in books, posters, newspaper prints, and for-sale post cards.
It's a small and quiet exhibit, but worth a quick look if you happen to be in the Hi-Tech Zone/Software Park area or have a strong interest in established Chinese contemporary art.
Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art
Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art
Though September 5, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Photos by Dan Sandoval.
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