Diplacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art
March 25 - July 25, 2010
Four leading contemporary Chinese artists-Liu Xiaodong, Yun-fei Ji, Zhuang Hui, and Chen Qiulin-respond to the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangzi River in China.
The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangzi River in China is the world's largest generator of hydro-electric power. When it was built, it displaced more than one million people and submerged more than 1,200 towns. This spring, the Nasher Museum presents "Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art," in which four leading contemporary Chinese artists—Chen Qiulin, Yun-Fei Ji, Liu Xiaodong and Zhuang Hui—respond to the dam project.
March 25 Exhibition Opens to the public, 10 AM. Curator Conversation, 7 PM with exhibition curator Wu Hung, Smart Museum Consulting Curator, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, and Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago. Reception to follow.
April 1 Artist Talk, 7 PM Chen Qiulin
April 7 "Displacement" Roundtable on the Three Gorges Dam, 7 PM with Duke faculty across disciplines:
Ralph Litzinger, associate professor, cultural anthropology
Erika Weinthal, associate professor, NSOE, Environmental Policy
Peter G. McCornick, director of water policy, Nicholas Institute
April 18 Free Family Day, 12-4 PM
April 22 "Sounds. Distant" 7 PM musical performance with violin and guzheng
Displacement Film Series, co-sponsored by Duke's Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and Duke University Libraries, Thursdays, 7 PM
April 15 "Rainclouds Over Wushan" (Wushan Yunyu), (Zhang Ming, 1996, 96 minutes)
April 29 "Still Life (Sanzia Haoren)" (Jia Zhangke, 2006, 108 minutes)
May 13 "Bing Ai" (Feng Yan, 2007, 114 minutes)
May 27 "Up the Yangtze" (Yung Chang, 2007, 93 minutes)
Every Thursday night the museum is free and open to the public, 5-9 PM, courtesy of SunTrust Bank and The Independent Weekly.