“China Insights: Unsettling Consequences” is the provocative title of a group exhibition of contemporary photography from The People’s Republic of China, opening August 2-25, 2011 at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota campus. The exhibit includes dramatic photographs of seven photographers from mainland China: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yan Kang, Yu Haibo, an Zhang Xinmin. Each has undertaken the creation of long-term documentation of one or more emerging or vanishing aspects of Chinese culture in contemporary China.
Six of the photographers are based in Shenzhen, the first of the Special Opportunity Zones established by China in the post-Mao era as magnets for entrepreneurs and educated people of all fields. As recently as forty years ago the city was a quiet fishing and farming area; today Shenzhen is a booming metropolitan of over 13 million mostly young people.
Details of the exhibit are available online.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is open 11 an to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. On Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m. A.D. Coleman, one of the curators of the exhibit will offer a public lecture on contemporary Chinese photography. The lecture is followed by an opening reception. The Gallery is located at 425 21st Avenue South.
All programs and events at the Regis Center for Art are free and open to the public.
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