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Art and China After 1989: Theatre of the World

11 May 2018 - 1 June 2018

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A major exhibition of art from contemporary China opens at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on May 11. Entitled Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World, the exhibition is set in the context of Chinese political events between the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Art and China after 1989
Wang Guangyi: Mao Zedong: Red Grid No. 2, 1988

Exhibit themes deal with the rise of China as a major global power following the end of the Cold War and advent of globalisation. During this period artists have acted both as critical observers and actors on the rise of China.

The exhibition involves a variety of artistic genre, including photography, performance, paintings, installations and video art. There will also be some social projects.

Art and China After 1989: Theatre of the World continues until September 23.

For more information: visit the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s website:

Cover Photo:The Century with Mushroom Clouds: Project for the 20th Century (Looking toward Manhattan), 1996
Realized in New York City, April 20, 1996 by Cai Guo-Qiang.



11 May 2018
1 June 2018


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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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