Bard College will host the exhibition Weightier than Mount Tai, Lighter than a Feather: Human Rights Experience of Chinese Contemporary Art, cocurated by Patricia Karetzky, Oskar Munsterberg Lecturer in Art History at Bard College, and renowned art critic and curator Shu Yang. The show will be on display from October 1 to October 19 at the Bard College Bertelsmann Campus Center. On Saturday, October 13 from noon to 3pm, a session of dissident films will be shown in Weis Cinema in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. A reception will follow the film screenings.
This exhibition comprises the work of some of the most dedicated and well-known Chinese contemporary artists whose works explore the issue of human rights in China. The artists address such issues as homelessness, corruption, prostitution, incarceration, and appropriation of public resources for private benefit and more. Using a variety of media, including photographs, documentary video, small-scale sculptures, and music, they present the normal circumstances of life in China where human rights are often abused. The artists exhibited in this show are Xu Yong, Gao Bros, Wang Qingong, Ma Yanling, O Zhang, Wu Yuren, Xu Ruotao, CCD, Workstation, Lu Feifei, Li Ximo, and Gao Yuan.