Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation
(Los Angeles—May 26, 2021) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation. Featuring Ai Weiwei, Huang Yong Ping, Wang Guangyi, Xu Bing, and more, the exhibition brings together 20 works of Chinese contemporary art created by 15 artists in response to international trade, political conflict, and global artistic exchange. Drawn from Yuz Foundation’s esteemed collection of contemporary art, Legacies of Exchange spotlights encounters, exchanges, and collisions between China and the West. This exhibition is part of LACMA’s ongoing collaboration with Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China and Qatar Museums in Doha, a joint effort to create exhibitions and to provide both museums with greater access to a more diverse collection of artworks.
This spring, funds were contributed by the 2021 Collectors Committee to support the conservation of Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Part of the conservation efforts will take place on LACMA’s Smidt Welcome Plaza where the work will be on-view May 29–June 13, 2021 before being installed in the Resnick Pavilion as part of the exhibition. The installation is made possible by the Long Family Foundation.