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BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ARTISTS ON THE CLASSICAL FORMS

July 22 - December 22

$15
Naked bodies lay stacked on top of one another in an arid, picturesque landscape

China’s rich legacies in art, language, and culture are conceptualized by the artists in Beyond the Mountain: Contemporary Chinese Artists on the Classical Forms as visual, auditory, and kinetic experiences to tackle urgent and complex issues facing our globalized world. They allude to Chinese tradition—from the materials of ink, brush, and paper to the time-honored genre of landscape painting—to depict present-day events, such as street protests and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New works by Yang Yongliang and Lam Tung Pang join those by Ai Weiwei and Zhang Huan from SAM’s collection in contemplating the societal tolls of modernity and globalization and the challenge that humans create for the natural world. Developed in collaboration with University of Washington students, Beyond the Mountain is the second special exhibition presented in the newly renovated Seattle Asian Art Museum.

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Seattle Art Museum

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Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Diversity
BIPOC artist(s)
Event Type
Exhibition, Museum, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
Open

Venue

Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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