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墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang
Temporary Exhibition

墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

May 23, 2018–September 3, 2018

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Irene Chou 周綠雲 (China, 1924–2011), Untitled, 1995. Ink and color on paper. Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang 

Pigott Family Gallery


Ink Worlds considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct genre whose achievements can already be documented.
Catalogue Available $55.00 / $50.00 members

Film Series
Films by Britta Erickson from the series The Enduring Passion for Ink feature artists Xu Bing, Zheng Chongbin, Liu Dan, Wang Dongling, and Yang Jiechang, whose work is included in the 墨境 Ink Worlds exhibition. Each screening will feature all the artists.
• Friday, August 31, 1PM: Featuring an introduction and Q & A with Britta Erickson

Public Tours
June 8 – September 2, Friday through Sunday, 2:30PM
Meet in the Cantor's main lobby

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Fund, and The Darle and Patrick Maveety Fund for Asian Art. Additional support of the installation Chimeric Landscape is provided by the Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery Exhibitions Fund.

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