Video Work by Gao Shiqiang and Chen QuilinOctober 11,2009-January 10,2010
october 11 - january 10, 2010
The Orange County Museum of Art presented the works of Gao Shiqiang and Chen Qiulin as part of Carnegie Hall's Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture.
This exhibition paired video work by contemporary Chinese artists Gao Shiqiang and Chen Qiulin, whose artistic visions capture the collision of tradition and modernity in China in distinct ways. Gao Shiqiang's epic Butterfly Lovers (2006) is a tragic love story that serves as an allegory for the new millennium, and Chen Qiulin's Colour Line (2006) is a sublime meditation on rapid urbanization and development in contemporary China.
For more information on the 2009 China Festival, please visit the
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County or
Carnegie Hall websites.
Video Work by Gao Shiqiang and Chen Quilin was organized by Sarah Bancroft, Curator, Orange County Museum of Art. Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture was produced by Carnegie Hall, New York, and presented on the West Coast by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and other partner institutions. The West Coast Festival is underwritten by South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Foundation.
Images: Gao Shiqiang, Butterfly Lovers (still), 2006;video/film; courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Chen Qiulin, Colour Line (still), 2006; HDV; courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York