Chinese photography coming up at San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art will stage "Rising Dragon," a contemporary Chinese photography exhibition ( February 2-June 30, 2013.)

The first twelve years of the 21st century have seen astounding social and economic transformation in China. This exhibition will showcase images by Chinese photographers working in their homeland during this period. Several of the photographers have long careers and established names, but have only recently been discovered by American and European museums, galleries, and curators. Exploring landscapes, portraiture, architecture, and images of daily life, the artists capture moments that expand our knowledge and understanding of modern-day China. Many of the 80 photographs on view have never before been displayed in the United States.

Participating artists include Adou, Cao Fei, Chen Qiulin, Chen Wei, Huang Yan, Jiang Pengyi, Li Lang, Li Wei, Liu Ren, Liu Zheng, Liyu & Liubo, Lu Guang, Lu Hao, Maleonn (Ma Liang), Muge, O Zhang, Peng Rong, Qiu Zhijie, Rong Rong, Sun Ji, Tamen, Tian Taiquan, Wang Jin, Wang Qingsong, Wang Wusheng, Weng Fen, Xu Zhen, Yang Yi, Yao Lu, Yu Haibo, Zhang Huan, Zhang Lijie, Zhang Xiao, Zhou Hai. The exhibition is organized by the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York.