The CSUN Art Galleries are pleased to present the exhibition "Tales of Our Time: Two Contemporary Artists from China," featuring the work of Qiulin Chen and Fen Weng. Professor of Art History, Dr. Meiqin Wang proposed this exhibition as a project for her students in the Art Department's Exhibition Design Class.

We would like to thank Dr. Robert Bucker, Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication for his continued support, as well as Dr. Kenneth Sakatani. Art Department Chair, and Michelle Giacopuzzi, Exhibitions Coordinator.

The Instructionally Related Activities committee at CSUN generously provided funds for this catalog, Naifang Zeng prepared its straightforward and contemporary design, and Professor Karen Schifman meticulously proofread this document. The China Institute at CSUN provided translators for lectures and workshops and helped publicize these events through its extensive network.

The graduate and undergraduate students in Dr. Wang's Spring 2010 class participated in every aspect of this exhibition, including curatorial research, public outreach, and installation design. We extend our sincere appreciation to them for their diligent efforts.

Finally, we are most grateful to Dr. Meiqin Wang for her curatorial expertise, attention to detail, and her extensive knowledge of contemporary Chinese art, as well as to the artists Qiulin Chen and Fen Weng for their insightful, socially conscious, and thought-provoking artwork.

Jim Sweeters
CSUN Art Galleries