Chinese Dream: Diaspora Artists Explore Themes of Home
Why We Recommend it
This show features the works of esteemed diaspora artists Yi Kai and Wu Shaoxiang, who both endured the Cultural Revolution as young men and moved abroad in 1989 to develop their artistic careers.
In his abstract, often chaotic landscapes Chinese-American artist Yi Kai expresses his examination of East-West interaction as well as the relationship between individuals and crowds, and civilization with technology.
Meanwhile, Chinese-Austrian sculptor Wu Shaoxiang uses forms and symbols to convey social messages through forms imbued with humour and social commentary, particularly on the trend toward mass consumerism.
On the South Island Art Day, taking place on September 22nd, a related dance performance and guided tour start at 1:30pm and 4:00pm.