Thursday, January 22, 2009

At the Columbia Museum of Art this Sunday 1/25

Lecture and book signing: Chinese Contemporary Art: 7 Things You Should Know 01/25/09 3:00 p.m. Melissa Chiu, vice president of Global Art Programs and museum director of Asia Society, is a leading authority on Asian contemporary art and uniquely positioned to talk about the dramatic beginnings of the vanguard movement in China in 1979 to the burgeoning scene of today. Melissa Chiu's new book, “Contemporary Chinese Art: 7 Things You Should Know,” offers an accessible guide to understanding Chinese contemporary art: what you need to know about the artists, the art market, and what can legitimately be called a new art movement, perhaps the first great art movement of the 21st century. Cost: Free with admission or membership. Related Resources:Eye to the East: The Turner Collection of Chinese Art

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