InsideOut: New Chinese Art
3 June to 13 August 2000

Inside Out: New Chinese Art
explores the vitality and dynamic changes in late 20th-century China - a period when the deeply-rooted cultural assumptions and centuries-old visual traditions have been under enormous pressure from rapid modernisation, changing political realities and conflicting global, ethnic and local identities. The exhibition features work by artists from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as those living abroad. Consisting of nearly 90 works created in the years 1985-1998, Inside Out presents an astonishing body of art - confronting, clever, mysterious, elegant and always thought-provoking - across the full range of media, with painting, sculpture, photographs, installations, videos and prints by some of the world's leading contemporary artists.

Inside Out: New Chinese Art is organised by the Asia Society in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The National Gallery of Australia is the only Australian venue.

For more information visit the Asia Society's Inside Out: New Chinese Art web site.

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Exhibition hours
10am to 5pm daily

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

Adult $10; Family $25; Adult season $25;
Members/Concessions $6; Member Family $20
Members/Concession season $20; Pre-purchased tickets 1800 808 337 (free call)

Inside Out: New Chinese Art $59.95
To order 1800 808 337 (free call)

Public Programs


Wednesday 19 Artist Talk 12.45pm
Guan Wei Australian Art Galleries

Thursday 20 Talk 12.45pm
'Chinese Food and Culture: contemporary and traditional'
Annette Shun Wah Presenter, producer and actor
Australian Art Galleries

Friday 21 Special access viewing
Viewing of the exhibition for people with special needs $5.00 booking essential

Sunday 23 Tour 11.30am
Melanie Eastburn Assistant Curator Asian Art
exhibition ticket essential


Wednesday 2 Artist Talk 12.45pm
Liu Xiao Xian Australian Art Galleries

Thursday 3 Talk 12.45pm
'Xu Bing and Cai Guo-qiang' Dr Caroline Turner
Humanities Research Centre ANU
exhibition ticket essential

Wednesday 9 Talk 12.45pm
'China avant-garde and Inside Out'
Melanie Eastburn
James O. Fairfax Theatre

Thursday 10 Talk 12.45pm
Claire Roberts Curator Asian Decorative Arts, Powerhouse Museum
exhibition ticket essential

Sunday 13 Tour 11.30am
Robyn Maxwell
exhibition ticket essential

Sunday 13 Children's Workshop 2.30-4.30pm
Poetry workshop with poet Adam Ford (ages 8-12)
$12; Members $10 Small Theatre
booking essential

Public Program bookings 02 6240 6504

Education Information

Admission and education packs free to booked school groups. For further information, teaching material and bookings 02 6240 6519

Themes for primary students: customs and traditions, different forms of making art such as painting, print-making, 3D forms, photography and electronic media. Themes for secondary students: art and culture in Asia and the West, art and power, art and globalisation, language and culture, cultural cohesion and diversity.

Chinese Art Links

Cai Guo-Qiang
Takoma Art Museum
Representing the People
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
China Art Archives & Warehouse