K-State Today Student Edition
November 5, 2018
Don’t miss ‘Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu’ exhibition on view at Beach Museum of Art
By Jui MahtreThe “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu” exhibition at the Beach Museum of Art is the first solo show of the renowned artist Zhang Hongtu in the Midwest. It brings together early and recent works, highlighting the artist’s endeavors in expressing his hybrid cultural roots.
Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the U.S. as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought provoking.
“Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu” will remain on view through Dec. 22.