INAUGURAL INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITION IN CHINA
The inaugural exhibition of esteemed American artist Robert Indiana in The People’s Republic of China is scheduled at national level at The Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) in the form of a comprehensive full-career retrospective and the first comprehensive academic survey of one of the pillars of American Pop Art in China in 2021, project managed by PAA. The exhibition, several years in the making, shall feature all of Indiana’s key art works over his career spanning half a century, on loan from important private and institutional collections and directly from the blockbuster American exhibition at one of the leading and oldest art museums in The United States of America, The Albright-Knox Museum, in June - October 2018 followed by Tampa, Florida. Through Indiana’s most iconic works, both painting and sculpture, both monumental and intimate in scale, the public will be able to engage with a contemporary American cultural icon on multiple levels. Curated by Dr Joe Martin Lin-Hill, Deputy Director of The Albright-Knox, the exhibition shall be accompanied by a hardback bilingual book in Chinese and English charting American Pop art history, the artist’s intrinsic role in it, and the influence of Pop in China with essays by leading American and Chinese scholars. Like Marc Quinn, PAA has strategised an education programme with lectures delivered by curator Dr Lin-Hill, Marc Salama-Caro and CAFAM Exhibitions’ Director, Wang Chunchen; digitalisation of the exhibition and podcasts with an audience of many thousands more and exclusive film screenings that are available on the artist off-site.