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Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments, 1993-2008

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon presents an exhibition featuring work by China's contemporary artist, Xiaoze Xie.

September 24, 2011 12:00am to December 31, 2011 12:00am

Born in Guangdong, China, Xiaoze Xie is one of the most prominent of China’s contemporary artists.  His expressive paintings of decaying books and newspapers – carriers of cultural memory -- evoke the tenuous nature of history.  This traveling exhibition of recent work is being organized by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University. This is the first major exhibition to include significant works from each of Xie’s painting series: the “Library Series” (Western books, 1993), “Chinese Library Series” (1995-), The Silent Flow of Daily Life” (newspaper stacks, 1998-), “Fragmentary Views” (1999-), Museum Libraries” (2005-), Chinese ink and wash paintings based on news images (2005-), and recent work. Materials range from paintings in oil, ink and wash on paper to photography, installation, and video.  All explore Xie’s interest in contemporary news and the media as well as meditations on time, memory and history.  Xie is an internationally known artist, who now teaches at Stanford.

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