The Exhibition BENTU, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation 27 January – 2 May 2016 Galleries , and – Basement List of artists: Cao Fei – born 1978 in Guangzhou. Lives and works in Beijing. Hao Liang – born 1983 in Chengdu. Lives and works in Beijing. Hu Xiangqian – born 1983 in Guangdong. Lives and works in Beijing. Liu Chang – born 1978 in Hubei. Lives and works in Beijing. Liu Shiyuan – born 1985 in Beijing. Lives and works in Beijing, and Copenhagen. Liu Wei – born 1972 in Beijing. Lives and works in Beijing. Liu Xiaodong – born 1963 in Liaoninng. Lives and works in Beijing. Qiu Zhijie – born 1969 in Zhangzhou. Lives and works in Beijing and Guangzhou. Tao Hui – born 1987 in Chongqing. Lives and works in Beijing. Xu Qu – born 1978 in Nanjing. Lives and works in Beiijing. Xu Zhen – born 1977 in Shanghai. Lives and works in Shanghai. Yang Fudong – born 1971 in Beijing. Lives and works in Shanghai. BENTU : The native soil. In contemporary Chinese art, this term does not connote nationalism. Rather, it represents a dialectical concept that aims to reconcile the “local” and the “global” in a universalist and critical rediscovery of identity. This notion is central to the research of artists, curators and academics in China today. This exhibition brings together 12 artists of different generations who live in mainland China. Using a wide variety of techniques and media, drawn from both local tradition and culture, as well as newer cutting edge technologies – sometimes associating or confronting them – the artists reveal the complexities of a society that is in permanent mutation. The works highlight the current state of economy and ecology, and most notably, the transformation of the relationship between the city and the countryside. Questions relating to identity are also addressed. The choice of works does not seek to show a panorama of the artistic scene in China, but aims to draw attention to the multiform character of the cultural production in the country, which undergoes rapid development and which affirms itself through outstanding individuals, rather than specific movements. This is the first exhibition devoted to contemporary Chinese art in France in the past 10 years. It is co-organised with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art of Beijing (UCCA Beijing). Booking Visit the website fondationlouisvuitton.fr Opening hours (outside school holidays period): Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 am to 7 pm, late night Friday until 11 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Opening hours (school holidays period): Every day from 10 am to 20 pm Friday from 10 am to 23 pm Closed May 1st Getting there Address: 8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris Metro: Line 1, station Les Sablons, exit « Fondation Louis Vuitton ». Foundation shuttle bus: leaves every 15 minutes from the Place Charles-de-Gaulle – Etoile, at the top of Avenue de Friedland. Vélib (bike hire) station: Fondation Louis Vuitton. On weekends bus 244 stops in front of the Foundation. Entrance Full price: 14 euros Reduction: 10 and 5 euros Family ticket: 32 euros (2 adults + 1 to 4 children under 18) Free for the disabled and for one person accompanying them. Tickets include access to all the spaces in the Foundation and to the Jardin d’Acclimatation. Information visiteurs +33 (0)1 40 69 96 00 To know more, please download the kit release.
January 27th to August 29th 2016