Dr. Lidu Yi, Assistant Professor, has curated two exhibitions at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum – Wang Qingsong: ADinfinitum (opens this Wednesday, November 8th) and the Wolfsonian-FIU Teaching Exhibition Koizumi Kishio—Remembering Tokyo.
Wang Qingsong is considered one of China’s most innovative contemporary artists. He turned from painting to photography in the late 1990s, and currently works in documentary, staged and scroll photography, computer-generated images, and sculpture. ADinfinitum features large scale photographic masterpieces which show the earthshaking changes occurring in contemporary China, and the contradictions and problems brought about by this rapid transition. (Source: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum)
Woodblock print artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945) produced a famous art series between 1928 and 1940 that hearkens back to memories of Kanto before the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. This earthquake was the worst natural disaster ever to strike Japan. Using art as a social record, Kishio produced works that are fond memories of the old imperial capital as well as accounts of the resurrection of Tokyo. (Source: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum)
Wang Qingsong: ADinfinitum will open on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199. The Wolfsonian Teaching Exhibition Koizumi Kishio—Remembering Tokyo is currently on display and will run until January 11th, 2014. Free and open to the public.
The images in the header image are: “Memorial Hall for the Great Earthquake, September 1932” by Koizumi Kishio, Courtesy of The Wolfsonian-FIU and Follow Me, 2003 by Wang Qingsong (Chromogenic print, 47 ¼ x 118 ¼ inches), Courtesy of the Artist.