NSW

The Sleeper Awakes

9 March – 28 July 2018

White Rabbit Gallery

In this exhibition some of China’s most original contemporary artists reflect on a society where unprecedented freedom, ambition and optimism coexist uneasily with anxiety, isolation and ubiquitous state surveillance. Among the highlights are: Republic of Jing Bang, Sun Xun’s stunning multimedia installation about an imaginary country; Wang Ningde’s Some Days, a series of large-scale photographs exploring the mysteries of memory, and Weight of Anxiety, Liu Xiaodong’s painting robot, which over the course of the exhibition will create a landscape painting from a digital video feed.

QLD

The Long Story

19 August 2017 - 23 September 2018

GOMA

Explores themes and practices that have shaped the Gallery's Asian and Pacific Art Collection, and includes new acquisitions, seminal holdings, historical artefacts and works acquired throughout the history of the APT. 

Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s

16 September 2017 – 12 August 2018

QAG

Showcases works by some of the most influential figures in contemporary art in Thailand, including Vasan Sitthiket, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pinaree Sanpitak, Chatchai Puipia and the late Montien Boonma, as well as important early contributions by key artists such as Navin Rawanchaikul, Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Natee Utarit. The exhibition encompasses a range of artistic approaches, from social and political engagement to spiritual and meditative principles, whose resonance and influence continue to be felt today.

SA

China and the World

Until 11 June 2018

Art Gallery of South Australia

This exhibition, across four display spaces, presents Chinese art from the AGSA collection together with local loans exploring Chinese art’s impact on Southeast Asia, Islam and Europe.

INTERNATIONAL

Ge Ware Exhibition

Till 31 August 2018

The Palace Museum, Beijing

In the history of ceramics in China, the Ru, Guan, Ge, Ding and Jun Kilns are collectively known as the 'Five Great Kilns'. The Palace Museum houses one of the largest collections of the finest artefacts from these kilns, most of which were part of the Qing dynasty court collection. Authentic and copied Ge ware from the Palace Museum collection make up the majority of this exhibition. There are also ceramic fragments and restored items excavated from sites in Longquan and Hangzhou in Zhejiang, as well as relics and intact pieces lent by Museums such as the Shanghai, Shandong and Capital Museums.

Splendid Accessories of Nomadic People: Mongolian, Muslim and Tibetan Artefacts of the Qing Dynasty from the Museum Collection

Till 20 August 2018

National Palace Museum, Taipei

This special exhibition focuses on artefacts related to imperial authority of the Qing dynasty and its interaction with Mongolian, Muslim and Tibetan peoples. From the perspectives of material culture and anthropology, it explores the features of these groups and, at the same time, the unique characteristics and cultural contents of their art forms.

Divine Bodies

9 March – 29 July 2018

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

This exhibition invites visitors to contemplate the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence and the relationship of the body to the cosmos. Historical paintings and sculptures from mainly Buddhist and Hindu traditions are displayed together with contemporary photo based work.

Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China

To 9 July 2018

George Washington University Museum /The Textile Museum Washington DC

This exhibition brings together dress, jewellery, accessories by which the multitude of minority groups of southwest China have identified themselves. Examples of traditional dress new to the museum’s collection are the main focus. 

Binding the Clouds: the Art of Central Asian Ikat

To 9 July 2018

George Washington University Museum /The Textile Museum Washington DC

Newly acquired, brilliantly coloured silk ikat textiles from Uzbekistan feature in this exhibition.

Gateway to Himalayan Art

To 28 May 2018

Rubin Museum, New York

Presents the main forms, concepts, and meanings of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection. It highlights cultural regions of a diverse Himalayan cultural sphere that includes parts of present day India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia. 

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