Go Figure!

Contemporary Chinese Portraiture

Thursday 13 September 2012 until Sunday 17 February 2013

The National Portrait Gallery and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation present the exhibition Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture to Canberra and Sydney audiences.

Untitled, 1995 by Fang Lijun
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Untitled, 1995 by Fang Lijun

Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture is the result of a partnership between the National Portrait Gallery and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. The two-site exhibition brings together works by artists living and working in mainland China who engage with the circumstances of life through portraiture, broadly defined. The portrait of a figure or a face becomes a means to express larger concerns about the situation of China and its people in the present. The works, spanning the decades since the beginning of China’s ‘open door’ policy in 1978, are drawn from the Sigg Collection, Switzerland and the M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, together one of the world’s most important collections of experimental Chinese art.

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
13 September 2012 – 17 February 2013
$10 / $8 Circle of Friends and concessions
Children 12 and under free

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney
15 September – 1 December 2012
Free

Go Figure sponsors