Border Crossings: From Imperial to Popular Life

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Date/Time:
05/10/2013-08/04/2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location
Cantor Museum, Stanford University
Lomita Drive @ Museum Way
Palo Alto

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Price Free


How are the boundaries between social classes and identities challenged and transcended? This exhibition explores that question. Eighteenth-century Chinese paintings demonstrate how artists outside palace walls reproduced the subject and styles of imperial court paintings in order to fulfill commissions by patrons of a rising social class. Japanese woodblock prints examine how cross-dressing actors in Kabuki theater became trendsetters for the world off-stage. And through his photographs, Chinese contemporary artist Cang Xin steps into different professions and identities. Forty-four works on display.

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