Yue Minjun: SMILE-ISMS Exhibition | Arario New York

By - November 4th, 2009

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Hidden under the facade of a grin is an emotion only known to the subject on view, and maybe its painter, Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun (岳敏君).   An early proponent of the so-called “Cynical Realism” school, a form of subtle protest against the Chinese government’s 1989 crack down at Tiananmen Square, Yue Minjun’s signature wide (and very surreal) grin is a statement all on to its own.   Though the artist never specify the reason behind his version of the Mona Lisa’s smile, one has to wonder whether they are reflection of today’s China? or simply an expression of bliss?   Judge for yourself as 28 new works and installation goes on display at New York’s Arario Gallery.   The Yue Minjun: SMILE-ISMS exhibition will be on going till January 16th, 2010. via: Arrested Motion

Arario New York
521 West 25th Street | Map
New York, NY 10001
TEL #: 212-206-2760

Exhibition Date: Now – January 16th, 2010 (Sunday)

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