Politics in Art: Asian Style in the Face of Tradition and Change
November 3, 2000 - January 7, 2001
Sponsored by The Asia Center and The Division of University Affairs. Co-curators: Scott Hankins and Nina Pierro, Students in the Graduate Program in Museum Professions, Faculty Adviser: Jo Ann Cotz, Gallery Director.
Walsh Gallery presents a selection of works from the art collection of Andrew and Wan Kyun Rha Kim. The thirtythree works exhibited are by artists from Korea and China, and date from the last half of the twentieth century. In this collection one can see the role politics can play in artistic expression, showing both a free and imposed aesthetic. To understand this effect, the exhibition is divided into three stylistic areas: traditional, propaganda and revolution, and a new freedom. These styles do not follow a chronological path, but are fluid, reflecting both the traditions of the past and the current artistic style practiced. Each is influenced by the political ideology of the time.