• USC Pacific Asia Museum
  • 46 N Los Robles Ave
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • USA
  • Friday, December 08, 2017 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century

    In association with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this is the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. While it is generally believed that only after the “opening” of China in the 1980s did the West begin to play a significant role in shaping contemporary Chinese art, there were, in fact, other Western influences prior to the Cultural Revolution, especially at mid- century, when China was supposedly closed to the outside world. Using works from public and private collections in the U.S., China, and Latin America, Crossing Pacific will demonstrate how themes, techniques, and specific artists from Mexico and other Latin American countries who visited China—including José Venturelli, Miguel Covarrubias, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—had an outsized influence on the burgeoning Chinese contemporary art community.

    USC Pacific Asia Museum

    While the museum is temporary closed for seismic retrofitting, the USC Pacific Asia Museum has produced Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century in collaboration with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The exhibition that will debut upon the museum’s reopening on December 8, 2017. More→

    Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

    Every four years, The Getty spearheads “Pacific Standard Time,” an art exhibition that spans across 70 museums throughout Southern California. The upcoming exhibition runs from September 2017 until January 2018 and will explore Latin American and Latino Art in Los Angeles, four exhibitions in association with PST LA/LA will take place in Pasadena (Pasadena Museums of California Art, Armory Center for the Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and The Huntington)

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