March 30, 2007 - Tate Liverpool - The Real Thing
March 30, 2007

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Tate Liverpool

What is real in a place that changes so rapidly? All that was real in China one generation ago has now been discarded. The physical and social reality of China is changing so fast, how can we know what is real anymore?

After years of secrecy we are now more curious than ever to learn about the greatest economic power in the world. Artists in China have a new creative freedom and ambition which has brought about an explosion of endless possibilities.

The Real Thing will take you on a journey to discover the humour, excitement and creativity of this inexhaustible culture. Amongst other works you will see the summit of Everest, a replica of a real Chinese factory and a stunning fountain of light emerging from the Albert Dock.

This exhibition features new work from 18 Chinese artists and is a collaboration between Tate Liverpool and leading cultural figures in China. If you want to see what is happening in China right now then this is The Real Thing.

Artists include Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Xu Zhen and Wang Peng.

30 March 10 June 2007
Tuesday Sunday 10am 5.50pm

Meet the curators and artists over breakfast to discuss Contemporary Chinese Art
31 March, 11am. Pre booking required.
For details of more talks, tours and discussions surrounding the exhibition visit

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB
0151 702 7443

Supported by the Liverpool Culture Company as part of the city’s preparations for European Capital of Culture 2008 with additional support from The Henry Moore Foundation and The Red Mansion Foundation.

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