The Smart Museum of Art Presents The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

April 15, 2020

Source: Art in America, April 15, 2020


The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China" exhibition is split into two and showcased in Wrightwood 659, a Tadao Ando–designed gallery space in Lincoln Park, and, on the opposite side of the city, the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The exhibition presented viewers with installations featuring familiar materials, such as pulped paper, concrete, and wood, shared the galleries with artworks employing silkworms, gunpowder, and resin from boiled Coca-Cola.
Wu Hung, an art history professor at UChicago, and Smart curator Orianna Cacchione discusses more about "caizi yishu" (Material Art) and their thoughts of this exhibition as organizers.

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