As a part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) growing effort to become a center of Chinese contemporary art, they will be showcasing “The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China,” a material-conscious exhibition which brings together 34 masterpieces created over the past four decades by influential Chinese artists, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, Xu Bing, Zhan Wang, Zhang Huan, and more. Their works — in plastic, paper, silk, ash, and tobacco — form a major trend in Chinese art that places “matter” as the primary vehicle of investigation and expression. A display highlight: Yin Xiuzhen’s Transformation (1997), which utilizes old building tiles, rescued from the demolition sites of hutongs — traditional courtyard homes — in Beijing, to create the installation. Pieces will be on view starting June 2, 2019 through January 5, 2020 at the BCAM, Level 2, and the Resnick Pavilion. For more information, go to lacma.org.

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