Findlay Galleries and Robert Kuo presented Art in the Age of Displacement. This unique exhibition and panel discussion examines the visual impact of the radical disruption that transpired during the tumult of the Communist Revolution, and how this informs the perspectives of Chinese artists Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen.
In 1921, the genesis of the Communist Party in China launched a cultural upheaval which would span decades. Bound by this common backdrop, Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen came of age, turning to art to understand and come to terms with Civil War, collectivization, and revolution. Their art, a reaction to the turmoil of the time, is built from innovative ideas and techniques combining Western elements with traditional Eastern sensibilities.
Kuo Ming Chiao, Chuang Che, and Fu Shen all utilize calligraphy in their works, weaving in and out of traditions, both turning away from and embracing their rich cultural history, and ultimately revealing the profound effect of the age of displacement.