Perspectives: Lu Chunsheng

March 19, 2011 – July 17, 2011

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Pavilion, Street Level Floor Plan

As part of the Perspectives series of contemporary Asian art, Chinese photographer and video artist Lu Chunsheng's video History of Chemistry I is on view. In this video, a group of men wanders from somewhere beyond the seashore through a vast landscape to an abandoned steel factory. The journey through a vaguely familiar but remote world conveys the sense of dislocation that comes from modernization.