Ethan Cohen Fine Arts presents imaginative exhibition organized by the University of Buffalo Art Gallery and the Millennium Museum in Beijing, China, in collaboration with Gao MingLu, the distinguished curator of “Inside Out: New Chinese Art” that premiered at PS1 and the Asia Society in 1999. The exhibition includes photography, painting, drawing and installations by contemporary Chinese artists.
The works in the exhibition share a visual resonance with Western Minimalism: soft lines, grids, and repetition abound.
Beyond this, however, distinctive Chinese aesthetics set the artwork apart from Minimalism. In contrast to Minimalist artists, who focus on the distillation of form and color, Chinese Maximalist artists combine cultural practices and historical traditions with the act of art-making.