Samstag Museum of Art To Show "White Rabbit: Contemporary Chinese Art Collection"

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artwork: Chen Zhou + Huang Keyi - "China Carnival No. 1: Tiananmen", 2007 - C-print - 120 x 180 cm. Courtesy of White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection © the artists. - On view at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide from 15 July – 30 September.


Adelaide, South Australia.- The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia has teemed up wirh Sydney’s White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection to create an exhibition featuring works which explore China’s rapidly changing society. From Mao’s oppressive Cultural Revolution to the excesses and exuberance of China’s economic boom. Wang Zhiyuan’s brilliantly alluring Object of Desire, 2008, adds a whimsical note that mocks its own gaudy morality, and is presented alongside Sun Furong’s cut-up Mao suits which express the idea that, as the artist says, “in the struggle for survival you are stripped and eaten away by many things you cannot help…until you are broken”.