The Chicago Tribune has featured the Smart Museum of Art’s exhibition “Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art,” calling it “poetic.” The exhibition, which features four artists working in four different media, grapples with the human cost of the Three Gorges Dam, the construction of which submerged more than 1,000 villages and displaced more than 1 million people. From the article:
The recent paintings, respectively of migrant workers and wanderers in a disrupted landscape, show the clearest links to tradition even as they achieve a contemporary poignancy. The consequences of people uprooted are read in the faces and bodies of the figures. How they relate to the earlier works on view suggests that the ebb and flow of displacement are, however immediate, also timeless.
Read the full article at the Chicago Tribune online.