The New Networks exhibition includes works by sixteen contemporary Chinese artists, who together present a spectrum of new Chinese art produced over the past four decades.
Rather than an historical survey or overview of the contemporary Chinese art movement, New Networks began as an enquiry into how this international story was becoming woven into the collections of major art institutions closer to home.
What became apparent was that these collections offered a dual opportunity: to present significant works relating to the recent history of Chinese art, while casting light across the ever-expanding networks of knowledge and encounter that are created through the collecting and exhibiting of contemporary art.
Image: Yang Fudong, The Coloured Sky: New Women II, 1 2014, Colour inkjet print on paper
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the Auckland Contemporary Art Trust, 2015
New Networks includes work by Ai Weiwei, Song Dong, Yang Fudong, Liu Jianhua, Xu Bing, Yin Xiuzhen, Jin Jiangbo, Wang Qingsong, Xu Zhen, Wang Gongxin, He Xiangyu, Liu Chuang, Lin Tianmiao, Jennifer Wen Ma, Chen Haiyan and Huang Yan.
Monday 11th–Sunday 17th: 10–5pm