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EXODUS is a long view programmatic exhibition and workshop series begun in 2018 at WhiteBox Art Center. It deals with and delineates vital creative realities existing within localized New York City environs construed by the effort and efficacy of various generations of émigré artists and cultural members arriving in and making New York City their home turfs.It is inherent in the evolution and realization of the project and exhibition of EXODUS II-UNHINGING THE GREAT WALL / CHINESE ART REVEALED, EAST VILLAGE, NY 1980s, that the inhabitants, students and myriad generations of the New York and extended communities become informed as to the historic and aesthetic role played by the artists who moved from China to settle in this city in the 1980s to early 1990s.
This is a most relevant project with wide-ranging elements, in view of the expansion in exhibitions, collections, research, publications and discourse on Asian Art in the United States, and in New York specifically over the last forty years. Despite such broadened activity, misperceptions and ignorance still exist, as well as current heightened fractions in fusion of societies and heritage.
OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 15, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM