Exhibition

Wǒmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art

January 25, 2013 - May 26, 2013
Teaching Gallery

Wǒmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art showcases work by a selection of contemporary Chinese women artists who engage with issues of identity formation in a globalized society marked by rapid urbanization and the incursion of digital technologies in China. Two prints by Chinese-born American Hung Liu from the Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection will anchor the exhibition, which is curated by the inaugural recipients of the Arthur Greenberg Curatorial Fellowship.

The Greenberg Fellowship is a competitive program that offers upper-level art history majors the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Museum’s Teaching Gallery. The student curators are Samantha Allen, Elizabeth Korb, and Danielle Wu. Faculty advisors are Kristina Kleutghen, assistant professor in the Department of Art History & Archaeology, and Meredith Malone, associate curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Located in the Teaching Gallery, the exhibition will remain on view from January 25, 2013 to May 26, 2013.

Exhibition support

Support for the exhibition is generously provided by the Arthur Greenberg Exhibition Program Fund; the College of Arts & Sciences; the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; and members of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Exhibition brochure

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Media links

- Exhibition preview by Sue Wang of CAFA Art Info blog (Beijing) (February 1, 2013)
- Video of student curators discussing the exhibition (April 22, 2013)

Image credits

Chen Man, Golden Fish Goblin, 2004. Transparency on Plexiglas light box, 33 7/8 x 34 13/16". Courtesy of Zadok Gallery, Miami. © Chen Man.

Yin Xiuzhen, Portable City–Hangzhou, 2011. Suitcase, clothes, magnifying glass, map, sound element, 11 x 59 13/16 x 34 5/8". Courtesy of Pace Beijing. © Yin Xiuzhen.

Chen Ke, With You, I'll Never Feel Lonely–Clock One, 2008. C-print, 11 13/16 x 11 13/16". Courtesy of Star Gallery, Beijing.

Cui Xiuwen, Angel No. 11, 2006. C-print, 47 x 39 3/8”. Courtesy of Eli Klein Fine Art, New York. © Cui Xiuwen.

Hung Liu, Bonsai, 1992. Photolithograph from two plates on Rives BFK paper, 22 1/2 x 30". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Island Press (formerly the Washington University School of Art Collaborative Print Workshop), 1993.

Hung Liu, Trademark, 1992. Photolithograph with collage on Rives BFK paper, 22 1/2 x 33". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Island Press (formerly the Washington University School of Art Collaborative Print Workshop), 1993.