Art In America

“Simple Life Is Interesting!”

at Klein Sun Gallery,
525 West 22nd St.

Six Chinese artists, all born after the Cultural Revolution, take on a common—because politically anodyne—theme among millennials in the New China. The joys and frustrations of everyday living in a transformed (though still tradition-haunted) society are energetically explored in a variety of mediums. Pak Sheung Chuen, who represented Hong Kong at the 2009 Venice Biennale, offers a schematic wall text comprising gnomic notebook reflections. Drawing from his series "Buy Everything on You," Liu Chuang displays personal belongings sold to him by a stranger, right down to clothes, underwear, cell phone, identity cards and family snapshots. Li Liao, in a black-screen video with white subtitles in Mandarin and English, documents his efforts to convince his girlfriend's father that he, a poor experimental artist, would make a suitable mate for the skeptical man's daughter.

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