Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists


March 31–June 30, 2000


Artist List

Xu Bing, Wenda Gu, Zhang Hongtu, Wenyi Hou, Tsong Pu, and Shengtian Zheng.

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Chinese art has been intimately tied to the written word. Word and Meaning is comprised of ten artworks in diverse media and presentational forms (painting, calligraphy, sculpture, video, and site-specific installations) by six contemporary Chinese artists who are currently working in the United States, Canada, and Taiwan. The artists share a postmodern and international artistic vocabulary, and exhibit often in European or American museum contexts.


55-page catalogue available with essays by Shen, Julia F. Andrews, and Chang Tsong-Zung.

This exhibition was sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, with support from a Title VI grant, the United States Department of Education, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the UB Art Gallery, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.