November 7−December 17, 2006
The University Art Museum is pleased to present City Limits, a group exhibition of photographers and video artists examining contemporary life in Shanghai and Los Angeles−two of the most dynamic and influential urban centers of the 21st century. On the streets−and in the artists’ images−of these two metropolises are played out many of the issues confronting post−modern society: the global homogenization of markets and cultures, the search for individual identity in the face of globalization, the proliferation of artifice and spectacle, the excesses of consumer culture, and the endless sprawl of urban development. City Limits promises to be a provocative exhibition that will raise questions and offer insights from a variety of artistic viewpoints.
City Limits was organized for the University Art Museum by the Graduate Program in Museum Studies. Photographs and video from Shanghai will be drawn from the renowned Haudenschild Collection, La Jolla, and will include images by such well−known Chinese artists as Yang Fudong, Song Tao, Siang Liqing, Shi Yong, and Liu Wei. The Los Angeles portion of the exhibition will feature works by noted artists Uta Barth, Michael Light, Robbert Flick, and Melanie Pullen.