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Official Museum Text: 28 Chinese is the culmination of the Rubells’ six research trips to China between 2001 and 2012 where they visited one hundred artists’ studios in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Xi’an and acquired artwork from twenty-eight artists.

These artists will be represented by paintings, photographs, sculptures and video installations. This will be the first exhibition in North America for many of these artists. The oldest artist in the exhibition was born in 1954 and the youngest was born in 1986. A fully illustrated, 262 page catalog in Chinese and English with text from all of the artists will accompany the exhibition as well as a complementary audio tour. This exhibition will occupy the Foundation’s 28 galleries, 40,000 sq foot museum.

All of the artwork in the exhibition is from the permanent collection.


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To celebrate the opening of 28 Chinese, Jennifer Rubell will be presenting her annual breakfast project: a new, large-scale, food-based installation titled Faith. The press preview for Faith will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 9am to noon. The official opening was Thursday, December 5, 9am to noon. Faith is made possible by illycaffè. More info on 28 Chinese at the Rubell Family Collection: http://rfc.museum/current-exhibitions/28-chinese

Artists in the exhibition:
Ai Weiwei 艾未未
Chen Wei 陈维
Chen Zhou 陈轴
Fang Lu 方璐
He Xiangyu 何翔宇
Hu Qingyan 胡庆雁
Hu Xiangqian 胡向前
Huang Ran 黄然
Huang Yong Ping 黄永砯
Lan Zhenghui 蓝正辉
Li Ming 李明
Li Ran 李然
Li Shurui 李姝睿
Li Songsong 李松松
Li Zhanyang 李占洋
Liu Chuang 刘窗
Liu Wei 刘韡
Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰
Shang Yixin 尚一心
Wang Guangle 王光乐
Wang Xingwei 王兴伟
Xie Molin 谢墨凛
Xu Zhen 徐震
Yan Xing 鄢醒
Zhang Enli 张恩利
Zhang Huan 张洹
Zhao Yao 赵要
Zhu Jinshi 朱金石

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Joan Cox takes a rest.

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Sandy Triolo takes in the sights at the Rubell Family Collection.

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