As China reaches the point of its post-boom years, Exhibition Curator, Steven Harris of M97 Gallery, suggests a more contemplative period is setting in. We are entering a time where the general pulse of society has seen through the veil of glittery consumerism and all it promised, and now artists and thinkers are looking, in many ways, how to return to find what’s left of their roots.
This exhibition features the work of seven noted photographers in China: Adou, Huang Xiaoliang, Liang Weizhou, Lu Yanpeng, Luo Dan, Song Chao and Wang Ningde presenting contemporary images of the Chinese people and environment, reflecting tradition, change and offering social commentary.
There is a special reception and presentation for the exhibition on Friday, June 6 at 7pm. Exhibition curator Steven Harris of M-97 Gallery in Shanghai offers a presentation on the exhibition at 8pm in Milliken Auditorium. The reception is being held as the closing event to the International Affairs Forum Conference “China Today: Competitor or Partner” being held in Traverse City June 5-6. Go to china.tciaf.com for more information.
The exhibition runs June 11-September 7, 2014. Museum hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 10am-8pm; Sun. 1-5pm.
Admission to the Dennos Museum Center is $6 for adults and $4 for children and museum members.
Image Above: Father and Son Going Home, 2006, by Adou.
Image Below: Some Days #7, 2001, by Wang Ningde.
Images courtesy Dennos Museum Center.