When: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Sunday, July 19, 2009
Urban China: Informal Cities is the first U.S. exhibition of Urban China magazine, the only magazine devoted to issues of urbanism published in China. The magazine’s global, cross-disciplinary network of correspondents and collaborators merge rigorous methods of data collection and analysis of rapidly developing cities in China, with witty graphic representations of their findings. This major installation will include a built environment of reclaimed construction materials; a massive wall graphic combining photographs, found images, numerical data and maps; a Flash-based, user-navigable database of photographs; and a selected collection of past issues of Urban China. Urban China’s project at the Hammer Museum will be presented simultaneously with works by Jeremy Deller, Daria Martin, and Mathias Poledna for the Three Museum Project.
This exhibition is part of the Three M Project, a series organized by the New Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.