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Exhibition Review


China: 5000 years

Zhijian Qian

Artist unknown, Torso of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty, 618-907, marble, 110 x 35 cm, Forest of Steles Museum, Xi'an.

With a respectable ambition to demonstrate the glory of the whole history of Chinese art with approximately 500 artworks, 'China: 5000 Years' is perhaps more remarkable as a cultural event than as an ordinary exhibition. Launched in February 1998 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York - both uptown and SoHo - the exhibition drew much attention. In the museum stores nearly all items were Chinese, ranging…

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