Upcoming Exhibitions

"Great Criticism": Paintings from Modern China
September 4 - December 23, 2007

A selection of works from the AMAM permanent collection highlighting artists’ responses to the Cultural Revolution. Objects on view range from those works created specifically as propaganda to more contemporary works that appropriate the visual language of propaganda to criticize the Cultural Revolution’s impact on Chinese society. Also included are a number of preparatory drawings created by the artist Jiawei Shen during the production of his painting, Climbing over the Great Snow Mountain (1977).

Organized by Jason Trimmer, AMAM Curator of Education

Shen Jiawei (Chinese, b. 1948)
Climbing Over the Great Snow Mountain, 1977
Oil on canvas
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Fund

Wang Guangyi (Chinese, b. 1956)
Chanel (from the Great Criticism series), 1994
Oil on canvas
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund