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Whose Utopia

Chinese artists make their mark at SFMOMA

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posted September 2, 2018

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art presented in North America, scheduled to premiere later this year.

Following a successful run at the Guggenheim in New York City, “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World” will debut at SFMOMA Nov. 10, and the exhibition will run until Feb. 24, 2019. More than 60 artists’ work will be displayed, including pieces by Ai Weiwei, the sculptor and activist most famous for his work on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The museum’s group tour offerings include overviews of its sculpture and painting collections, a focused look at the building’s outstanding architecture and guided tours of its special exhibitions. Tours typically last one hour and are available for groups of 10 or more guests.

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Top photo: "Whose Utopia" (still) by Cao Fei
Photo by Zhang Huan