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The Economist: How China’s artists made sense of their country

by Alexandra_Munroe on November 8, 2017

Chinese takeaway
Originally published in The Economist
| NEW YORK

A new exhibition focuses on art that was made in or inspired by China between 1989 and 2008

HANGING from the ceiling of the magnificent rotunda that Frank Lloyd Wright created for the Guggenheim Museum in 1959 is an undulating black dragon. Twenty-six metres (85 feet) long, it is made almost entirely of the inner tubes of bicycles. Its head is a sculptural confection of broken cycles, its rear a writhing excrescence of black rubber loops. The visual etymology is obviously and satisfyingly Chinese. Then you notice hundreds of tiny black cars crawling all over its underbelly, like head lice on a schoolchild—symbolic of the moment when the country, in the headlong pursuit of economic growth, swerved from pedal power to petroleum.

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Dr. Alexandra Munroe Receives 2017 Japan Foundation Award

by Alexandra_Munroe on October 31, 2017

from Guggenheim.org

Dr. Alexandra Munroe Receives 2017 Japan Foundation Award

Dr. Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, has received the 2017 Japan Foundation Award. Bestowed by the government of Japan, this award recognizes individuals whose academic, artistic, and cultural pursuits have contributed to promoting international friendship and understanding between Japan and the world. Akira Tatehata, President, Tama Art University, Tokyo, and Director, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, introduced Munroe at the awards ceremony on October 16 in Tokyo. He credited the far-reaching impact of her exhibitions and scholarship for bolstering the field of postwar Japanese art history both in America and in Japan.

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NYT: The Art of Destroying an Artwork

by Alexandra_Munroe on October 27, 2017

Opinion | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

The Art of Destroying an Artwork
originally published at The New York Times, 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/opinion/guggenheim-artwork-animals-racism.html

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supchina: 10 Can’t-Miss Artworks At The Guggenheim’s ‘Art And China After 1989: Theater Of The World’

by Alexandra_Munroe on October 27, 2017

originally published on supchina.com
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by AMI LI

“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” on right now at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, is an art show of massive proportions. Taking up the entire rotunda and two additional galleries of the landmark Frank Gehry building, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when there’s a 65-foot dragon soaring above your head.

But between the crowds and the mythical beasts, here are 10 pieces worth a second (or seventh) glance as you make your way through two decades’ worth of Chinese contemporary art.

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