Out of the Shadows: Contemporary Chinese Photography

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Inspired by the last three decades of China’s dynamic development, Out of the Shadows: Contemporary Chinese Photography features Chinese artists who question traditional aesthetics, local and global histories, and the photographic medium. Each featured artist has found his/her artistic voice by challenging conventional expressions of photography.

The show’s selected contemporary Chinese artists, many of whom have never been exhibited in an American museum before, all continue to push the boundaries of photographic art with new technologies and innovative perspectives.

The exhibition is curated by Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, an art historian and Asian art specialist previously based in Beijing for nearly a decade, and who has curated over thirty exhibitions around the world.

Artists included in the exhibition are Lang Jingshan (1892-1995), Chu Chu, Hong Lei, Ni Youyu, Shao Wenhuan, Shi Guorui, Wang Ningde, Yang Fudong, and Yang Yongliang.