Grants Awarded2006 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to observe contemporary art activities in the United States2005 | Visual Art | United States
with Xiuzhen Yin, to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States
These artists, who formed Polit-Sheer-Form on the basis of their similar backgrounds as well as their reflections on the disappearance of China's cultural character as a result of development, have raised a wave after wave of shared creativity and touring exhibitions.
The selection of video and photography works by the eight artists included in this exhibition illuminate the great changes that have occurred as a result of China’s race to establish itself on the world stage, and the increasingly stark contrast between the development in urban centers and the stagnation of the rural countryside.
A New Dynasty – Created in China is a visual, thought-provoking, and inspiring encounter with China as a present-day superpower. The works of art will give visitors unique keys to the understanding of a world which is both familiar and strange at the same time; the complex and multi-faceted phenomenon of China.
I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven is the first major survey of Song Dong’s work in mainland China in 8 years. The exhibition will include some of the artist’s best-known works that have been fundamental in establishing his career, as well as several rarely exhibited works. Among the works on display, some pieces have been specially commissioned for this exhibition by RAM such as At Fifty, I Don't Know the Mandate of Heaven and Back Image, manifesting the museum’s long-term commitment to support the creativity and production of contemporary art through exhibition projects.
The largest showcase of contemporary Chinese art from 1989 – 2008 in North America, surveying the development of Chinese experimental art from the end of Cold War to the age of globalization and China’s rise on the world stage. Works in the exhibition illustrate the role of artists as both agents and skeptics of China’s global presence against the political, social, and cultural transitions in the past two decades.
This exhibition is part of Asia Contemporary Art Week, October 5-26 in New York City. The work of six ACC grantees are included in this exhibition.
Punctuating the ending of FIELD MEETING during ACAW, Song Dong invites the public to feast on his world-traveled Eating the City installation built from thousands of edible biscuits, crackers, and sweets. Alongside, Zi Jie at East Lake, a pop-up exhibition addressing issues of urbanization & gentrification in Central China by emerging artist Li Jun. Co-presented with Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation as part of Creative China Festival on the occasion of Mana Contemporary’s Open House.Through December 15.
This exhibition is part of Asia Contemporary Art Week, October 5-26 in New York City.
Song Dong received an ACC Fellowship in 2005 to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States.