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28 Chinese


San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
September 5, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
June 5 - August 16, 2015
Rubell Family Collection, Miami
December 4, 2013 - August 1, 2014
Zhu-Jinshi Boat-RFC-02

Zhu Jinshi, Boat, 2012, Xuan paper, bamboo and cotton thread, 590 x 137 x 165 in. (1500 x 350 x 420 cm), acquired in 2013
朱金石, 《船》, 2012, 宣纸, 竹子和棉线, 590 x 137 x 165 寸 (1500 x 350 x 420 厘米), 收藏于 2013

Artists in the exhibition:

Ai Weiwei 艾未未
Chen Wei 陈维
Chen Zhou 陈轴
Fang Lu 方璐
He Xiangyu 何翔宇
Hu Qingyan 胡庆雁
Hu Xiangqian 胡向前
Huang Ran 黄然
Huang Yong Ping 黄永砯
Lan Zhenghui 蓝正辉

Li Ming 李明
Li Ran 李然
Li Shurui 李姝睿
Li Songsong 李松松
Li Zhanyang 李占洋
Liu Chuang 刘窗
Liu Wei 刘韡
Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰
Shang Yixin 尚一心

Wang Guangle 王光乐
Wang Xingwei 王兴伟
Xie Molin 谢墨凛
Xu Zhen 徐震
Yan Xing 鄢醒
Zhang Enli 张恩利
Zhang Huan 张洹
Zhao Yao 赵要
Zhu Jinshi 朱金石


28 Chinese is the culmination of the Rubells’ six research trips to China between 2001 and 2012 where they visited one hundred artists’ studios in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Xi'an and acquired artwork from twenty-eight artists.

These artists will be represented by paintings, photographs, sculptures and video installations. This will be the first exhibition in North America for many of these artists. The oldest artist in the exhibition was born in 1954 and the youngest was born in 1986. A fully illustrated, 262 page catalog in Chinese and English with text from all of the artists will accompany the exhibition as well as a complementary audio tour. This exhibition will occupy the Foundation’s 28 galleries, 40,000 sq foot museum.

All of the artwork in the exhibition is from the permanent collection.

To celebrate the opening of 28 Chinese, Jennifer Rubell will be presenting her annual breakfast project: a new, large-scale, food-based installation titled Faith. The press preview for Faith will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 9am to noon. The official opening is Thursday, December 5, 9am to noon. Faith is made possible by illycaffè.






Catalog available - order it now!



Li-Shurui InnerRainbow-2011 500Li Shurui, Inner Rainbow, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 70 7/8 x 94 1/2 in. (180 x 240 cm)
李姝睿, 室内彩虹, 2011, 布面丙烯, 70 7/8 x 94 1/2 寸 (180 x 240 厘米)



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 Presenting sponsor for Jennifer Rubell’s Faith: