LACMA Is Given a Zhu Jinshi "Wave"

LACMA and the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art have been given joint ownership of Zhu Jinshi's Wave of Materials (2007/2019), now on view in the Resnick Pavilion. Wave is composed of 8000 crumpled sheets of xuan paper, the type used for traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. The work is a gift of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries, in honor of Smart curator Wu Hung, who organized the traveling exhibition "The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China." That will open in BCAM June 2 and run through Jan. 5, 2020.

Chinese contemporary art is gaining new visibility in U.S. museums. The gift follows LACMA's recent purchase of a monumental painting by Zeng Fanzhi (that will be in "Allure of Matter") and signing of a collection-sharing agreement with Budi Tek's Yuz Museum, Shanghai.


Anonymous said…
At least that artwork's display won't require the pounding of nails/hangers into concrete walls. So to all the Christopher Knights and others of LA, no need to fret or worry.

Michael Govan has everything under control.
Anonymous said…
Another artwork that will sit in storage!