• Qing Feng Ridge of Chao Yang, 2016
    Ink and Color on Paper 162 x 54 inches
    by Hou Beiren

  • Untitled No. 12992-16, 2016
    Acrylic on Canvas 192 x 48 inches
    by Shen Chen

  • 0-Viewpoint-8-5, 2015
    Mixed Media 36 x 48 inches
    by Stella Zhang

  • Perspectives #2, 2015
    Ink painting and photographic print on paper 58 x 24 3/4 inches
    by Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong 張洪) and Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai 秋麥)


September 29

 510 Broadway, Suite 302 (NanHai Auditorium)
Millbrae, CA 94030

Contemporary Asian Art from Global Perspectives

1:30 pm–5:30 pm

In conjunction with Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area and jointly sponsored by NanHai Art, Christie’s, and Asia Society Northern California, this two-part symposium features scholars, curators, artists, art critics, and Asian art specialists, distinguished in their own fields, coming together for an informative and interactive discussion on trends of contemporary Asian art from a global perspective.

Entitled “Inheritance and Transformation,” Panel One focuses on artists who are deeply rooted in their cultural and artistic inheritance, while revitalizing and enlarging their tradition with a distinctly contemporary sensibility. Devoted to examining artists giving voice to the varied and changing cultural landscape of identities, values, and beliefs, Panel Two, “The Changing Boundaries,” invites artist, curators, and art critic to examine and discuss how Asian artists see to reposition themselves in a global context.


September 29 – November 3

• Coming into View: Hou Beiren at 101 • Landscape Duets: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney • Shen Chen: The Metaphysics of the Brush • Stella Zhang

On the occasion of 2017 Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area, NanHai Art is pleased to present four exhibitions, featuring works by five artists - Hou Beiren, Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Shen Chen, and Stella Zhang. Virtuosically manipulating a variety of media—ink and color on paper, calligraphy, photography, acrylic on canvas, and mixed media installation, these artists demonstrate different creative paths that either inherited, revitalized, and transformed the tradition through new modes of expression, or gave voices to the varied and changing cultural landscape of identities, values, and beliefs, thus seek to reposition themselves in the perspective of global art.

Opening Reception

Friday, September 29

Galleries & Dealers

NanHai Art


Founded in 1986, NanHai Art focuses on introducing the major artworks by contemporary Chinese artists that reflect the unique aesthetics of Chinese art while transcending cultural and artistic boundaries with a contemporary sensibility. With a thoughtful selection of artists and a particular emphasis on academic discourse, NanHai Art is committed to present the highest level of Chinese contemporary art to a global audience.



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