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In contrast, this younger generation offers a break from the past, looking towards a future that is rooted in internet culture and new media.
Most importantly, while past generations of Chinese artists made work asserting a Chinese identity, or "Chinese-ness", often situated in opposition to western culture, this younger generation was raised in a period of rapid globalization and refuses to be pigeon-holed by culture, politics, or geographic boundaries.
The exhibition investigates the sharp departure the artworks of this new generation make from those of the earlier generation that came to international attention in the 1990s.
The previous generation, which emerged mainly in response to the Tiananmen Square events, often looked back on Chinese history, either using iconography from the Cultural Revolution or even further back, to artifacts and craftsmanship of the Imperial dynasties.
By featuring their newest works, our visitors can engage with the artists’ conception of contemporary China and seek to understand their unique position in the global art arena,” explains Bray.
All of these artists were born after 1976, a watershed year that marks both Mao Zedong's death and the end of the Cultural Revolution.explores this paradigm shift by bringing together artists who are based both in China and abroad, underscoring that location is no longer the determining factor in the production of these artworks.There actually is a long tradition of Chinese artists working in the diaspora.Regular admission to this exhibition is free for Asia Society Members and children ages 12 and under, for Nonmembers.There are many opportunities to visit this exhibition for FREE! Exhibition Reception Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6-8 pm Cigna Sunday Streets Sunday, April 24, 2016, 10 am-6 pm Museum Experience: Zone 2 Saturday, April 30, 2016 10 am-6 pm Asia Fest 2016 Saturday, May 7, 10 am-6 pm Admission through July 3 is complimentary. Your ticket grants you free admission to the gallery before the start of the program.