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Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, United States

The Allure of Matter, Material Art from China

Curated by Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen and Orianna Cacchione
2 October 2019 – 8 November 2020

A major group show of contemporary Chinese artists who experiment with various materials, transforming everyday objects into large-scale artworks. For the first time, The Allure of Matter brings together works in which conscious material choice has become a means of the artists’ expression, representing this unique trend throughout recent history. Featured artists include Ai Weiwei, Gu Dexin, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu among others. Curated by Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen and Orianna Cacchione, this exhibition was installed at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.

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