An exhibition that explores urbanization and its impact in contemporary China through the art of internationally established Chinese artists Chen Qiulin and Weng Fen. The exhibit presents about forty pieces of major photographic and video art works created by the two artists since the beginning of the twenty-first century, a decade that witnesses the ever-dramatic processes of urbanization and modernization of the Chinese world. The two artists have taken as their subject matter the massive ongoing transformation of Chinese society and the resulting impact on individuals, families, communities, villages, cities, landscapes and skyscapes. Coming from individual observation, experience, and reflection of the most relevant reality of contemporary China—urbanization and its disparate effects—the art by Chen and Weng invites conversation and contemplation upon a changing China and how people interact with the shifting living environment.
Dr. Meiqin Wang
Assistant Professor of Art History
California State University Northridge