Exhibition Preview & Opening Reception
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8
Friday, August 10, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Dr. Alan McNairn: former curator at the National Gallery of Canada, former Director of The Brunswick Museum and Director of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Dr. Hongbin Wu from Renmin University of China
Date: August 12, 2018, 12 NOON - 5 pm / August 13-20, 2018, 12 NOON - 4 pm
Emerging Young Artists and Beijing Hanwei International Art Centre are pleased announce an exciting new exhibition of Chinese contemporary artists at the Toronto Center for the Arts titled Emergence - A Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition.
This is the first exhibition of its kind in Toronto, as it will allow the public to see a face of China that is less familiar. When we think about Chinese art, it is ink calligraphy that instantly comes to mind. This is not what the viewer will find when visiting Emergence. The artworks showcased in Emergence is emblematic of a country that, for the best or the worst, is abreast of the times and maybe even ahead of it.
The eight Chinese artists invited to participate in Emergence explore the relationships between the parts and the whole on several different levels: the human versus nature (Li Wang), personal memory and how it relates with collective memory (Li Hongbo and Zhang Chunhua), the relationship between the spirit and the body (Zhou Song), how the particular relates with the universal and vice-versa (Wang Fei and Jia Xinyu), the complex dialogue between visual form, perception, content, and interpretation (Yang Shuwen and Jia Shanguo).