New Networks: Contemporary Chinese Art(external link) offers New Zealand audiences a rare view into one of the most dynamic areas of global art.
An ambitious exhibition, New Networks showcases works by leading figures from the contemporary Chinese Art Movement and shines a light on how these artists are represented in the collections of major galleries across New Zealand and Australia.
New Networks explores aspects of the contemporary art movement in mainland China, by considering significant works held in publicly accessible art collections in New Zealand and Australia.
Presenting works by sixteen artists, the exhibition presents a spectrum of new Chinese art produced over the past four decades, from senior figures through to emerging talents. In doing so, New Networks begins to explore how the narrative surrounding contemporary Chinese art is emerging within significant art collections across Australia and New Zealand.
New Networks includes work by Song Dong, Yang Fudong, Liu Jianhua, Xu Bing, Yin Xiuzhen, Jin Jiangbo ,Wang Qingsong, Xu Zhen, Wang Gongxin, He Xiangyu, Liu Chuang, Lin Tianmiao, Jennifer Wen Ma, Chen Haiyan, Huang Yan and Ai Weiwei.