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Exhibition Review


Fresh visions

'1999 Art China' in San Francisco

Reena Jana

SONG YONGHONG, Light, 1998, oil on canvas, 149.8 x 149.8 cm.

Presenting a survey exhibition of over seventy-five works by twenty-nine artists from Mainland China may seem like a grandiose task for a three-year-old commercial American gallery, but Limn Gallery, located in San Francisco's cutting-edge South of Market district, pulled off such a challenge with admirable aplomb. The gallery's ambitious two-part show of contemporary Chinese art, entitled '1999 Art China', had a focused goal: it was conceived as an 'update'…

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