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Chinese Maximalism

Dec 5 - Feb 1 2004

UB Art Gallery

This groundbreaking exhibition of more than 65 works by contemporary Chinese artists. Curated by Gao Minglu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at UB and a leading authority on Chinese art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Chinese Maximalism is the first exhibition organized to address the concept of “Maximalism,” a term recently coined by Gao to distinguish this body of Chinese contemporary art.

The exhibition presents a wide range of works in various mediums by Chinese artists including: Cao Kai, Ding Yi, Gu Dexin, Hong Hao, Lei Hong, Li Huasheng, Qin Yufen, Shen Fan, Song Tao, Wu Yiming, Xing Danwen, Xu Hongmin, Yang Zhenzhong, Zhu Jinshi, and Zhu Xiaohe. Organized by UB Art Galleries and the Millennium Museum in Beijing, this exhibition represents an unprecedented collaboration between an American and Chinese museum.