A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculpture From China
Four large-scale sculptures by four leading Chinese sculptors and installation artists in Millennium Park
A temporary exhibit from, Apr 9, 2009-to-Oct 10, 2010
Location: Boeing Galleries [North and South galleries].
North Gallery: A piece by Shen Shaomin [“Kowtow Pump”].
South Gallery: feature works by Chen Wenling [“Valiant Struggle],
Sui Jianguo [“Windy City 2009”] and Zhan Wang [“Jia Shan Shi No.46”].
An excerpt from the City of Chicago’s Official Tourism Site ..
“Coming from different regions and educational backgrounds, the artists each employ different materials and visual styles, but they also show commonalities. Each work is intensely engaged with important contemporary issues such as the energy crisis, materialism, and globalization. They also share inspiration from traditional Chinese art, commercial culture, folk art, and industrial machinery
as they explore ways to react to a public space.”