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City Report

NEW YORK

Raise the red lantern

Zhang Zhaohui

ZHANG PEILI, Eating, 1997, three-channel video installation, edition of 3, courtesy Jack Tilton Gallery, New York.

With the unveiling of the monumental exhibition 'China: 5000 Years' on 6 February 1998 at the Guggenheim Museum's two venues, the New York art scene was engulfed by a wave of new Chinese art. In terms of promoting contemporary Chinese art, 'China: 5000 Years' provided a historical overview and cultural examination of the transition, evolution, diversity and vitality, as well as the assimilation of western art.

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