CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1997 |
Cal Lutheran University will host a festival of Chinese art and culture beginning today and running until March 14. The festival will feature numerous art exhibits, painting demonstrations, a film screening and folk dances on the university campus at 60 W. Olsen Road. Throughout the festival, an exhibit of Chinese ink-and-brush paintings will be on display in the foyer of Pearson Library.
May 16, 1991 |
The dragon--a Chinese symbol for good fortune--takes center stage at the Children's Museum at La Habra during this month's exhibition of Chinese art. The exhibition, which runs through June 8, has a 30-foot, fire-breathing dragon made of colored paper bags stuffed with wads of paper and suspended from the center of one room's ceiling. Artwork from 51 of China's top student artists, as well as Chinese-style art done by children in the La Habra school district, is also on display.
November 12, 2007 |
BEIJING -- If there was any fear that municipal authorities here might bulldoze the art district known as 798 for one more batch of bland condominiums -- a distinct possibility until just a few years ago -- this month's opening of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art suggests that the area is eminently safe. Guy and Myriam Ullens, the Belgian benefactors behind the project, won't say how much they have invested in it. But the amount was clearly in the millions.
July 21, 1999 |
In a significant boost to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection of Chinese art, museum officials announced Tuesday that LACMA trustee Eric Lidow and his wife, Leza, have donated 75 ancient Chinese works valued at a total of $3.5 million. The gift includes important bronze objects and prime examples of Buddhist sculpture. "This is the most valuable gift the department of Far Eastern art has ever received," said curator J. Keith Wilson, who heads the department.
May 25, 1993 |
If Deng Lin, the daughter of Chinese elder statesman Deng Xiaoping, could recreate her life she would be born a boy. As a Chinese male, she would have had an easier time fulfilling her natural proclivities for a life of action and an art of bold innovation. And she wouldn't have spent so many years perfecting delicate flower paintings before creating "Distant Echoes," a strikingly expressionistic series of silk tapestries, part of which is on view at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.
October 11, 1998 |
"China is different from the U.S. in that way," says Chinese artist Xu Bing, who moved to this country in 1990. "Here, contemporary art is mainstream--in China it's not, it's still underground." And thus, the added frisson to a show such as "Inside Out: New Chinese Art," which opened last month at the Asia Society and P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. It offers the heady lure of forbidden fruit, as well as the promise of insight into the psyche of that awakening giant: modern China.