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Wang Wusheng, “Huangshan A104” (1984)

This three-part exhibition features 63 images that represent intersections between the timeless cultural significance of mountains in China and highly individualized photographic works by 27 contemporary Chinese artists.

The Revered Mountains of China (featuring works by Hou Heliang, Kang Songbai and Kang Liang, Li Daguang, Lin Maozhao, Li Xueliang, Lu Hao, Zhang Anlu, Xiao Chao, Yan Shi, Wang Jing, Zhang Jiaxuan, Zhang Huajie, and Zheng Congli) will introduce the viewer to the geography, history, legends and cultures associated with China’s famed and sacred mountains.

Landscape Aesthetics in Photography will explore the impact of deep-rooted artistic practices in Huangshan mountain images by Wang Wusheng.

New Landscape Photography (featuring works by Hong Lei, Lin Ran, Lu Yanpeng, Shao Wenhuan, Taca Sui, Xiao Xuan’an, Yan Changjiang, Yang Yongliang, Yao Lu, Zeng Han, Gao Hui, and Feng Yan) will demonstrate innovations inspired by tradition and how artists utilize creative imagery to address the issue of environmental degradation.

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Art of the Mountain is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Art Of The Mountain: Through The Chinese Photographer’s Lens continues at China Institute (100 Washington Street, Lower Manhattan) through December 2, 2018.

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