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The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, LACMA, Los Angeles — June 2, 2019 – January 5, 2020

— by Edward Goldman: Any good exhibition of contemporary art that presents cultural developments abroad is a welcome and important way to better understand our allies and adversaries. The ambitious traveling exhibition that opened last month at LACMA, Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, is an excellent example of artistic and cultural collaboration at a time of an ongoing trade war between the US and China…

Image: Ai Weiwei. L: Untitled, Divine Proportion, 2008. Huanghuali wood. R: Tables at Right Angles, 1998. Tables from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. LACMA. Photo by Edward Goldman.

July 9, 2019