Optimistically Cautious

Friday, May 25, 2007

Art Gallery of Alberta: China Sensation

One of the city's best kept secrets is the Art Gallery of Alberta's free admission on Thursday evenings from 4-8pm. So on Thursday I headed to the temporary gallery location (100, 10230 Jasper Avenue) with a few friends to view the current exhibits.

As the Enterprise Square space is merely provisional, I wasn't expecting much. As it turns out, with expansive white walls and bright spot lighting, it is a definite improvement upon the dingy, dark halls of the previous building.

I was especially interested in the pictures that were a part of the China Sensation display, as I had read some of the media coverage surrounding these "cutting edge" works. Though I can't say I understood most (okay, almost all) of the pieces, it was definitely interesting to be exposed to Chinese art that was anything but landscapes and flowers. Between the flamingo-human hybrids, cannibalistic pigs, and neon portrayals of child pest slayers, it was quite the barrage of images. I had no idea art on this plane was being produced in China.

The exhibit runs until June 10.



Blogger Vitality said...

Thanks for the tip about the free admission on Thursday. I wanted to check out that exhibit and nothing beats no cost!

May 27, 2007 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Gravitas said...

You're welcome!

May 27, 2007 at 1:32 PM  

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