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Thursday, September 12, 2013 // 7:00pm

Opening Reception: The Way of Chopsticks


Join us for the opening reception of The Way of Chopsticks by Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, on view at PAA from September 12 to December 29, 2013.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present The Way of Chopsticks, a site-specific installation of innovative sculpture and video, exploring domestic life, modern family life, and cultural shifts in contemporary China created by Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, two of China’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. The Philadelphia Art Alliance’s former role as a private residence has inspired the internationally renowned Beijing-based husband-and-wife artists to come to Philadelphia with their 11-year-old daughter, Song ErRui, to create a new series of their famous chopstick sculptures, as well as a dual-screen video installation that explores the evolution of family dynamics from 1970s China under Mao Zedong to the only-child-oriented present day. From a familial, cultural and generational perspective, The Way of Chopsticks explores this significant cultural shift toward a nation of individuals, using a domestic setting to explore these complex ideas.

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This project is generously supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Mindspring Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council.