Art reunion after 32 years
The five artists pose for the camera before a poster for their 1987 exhibition.Chen Huizhi / SHINE
The five artists gather again at Shanghai History Museum this year.Shanghai History Museum
Visitors at the opening of the exhibition on TuesdayChen Huizhi / SHINE
A visitor on the exhibition looking at Xia Baoyuan's painting "Seamstress gets up early" (left)Chen Huizhi / SHINE
A visitor on the exhibition looking at Hong Jijie's painting "Imagine the scene where Ivan killed his son"Chen Huizhi / SHINE
Five painters who put on a sensational exhibition in Shanghai in 1987 have their art reunion after 32 years.
An exhibition featuring over 30 paintings, sculptures, images, installations and other artworks from the five – Wang Dalin, Li Shan, Zhou Changjiang, Hong Jijie and Xia Baoyuan – opened at Shanghai History Museum on Tuesday.
Their oil painting exhibition in December 1987 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center was regarded as one of the most avant-garde in China at the time and a milestone in Chinese contemporary art.
The works in the exhibition were all created since the 1980s with some specially for this year's exhibition.
Besides the paintings, visitors to the exhibition can also see pictures of the art in the 1987 exhibition as well as the guestbook.
The exhibition is on the first and second floor of the west building of the museum and will be open until December 19. Admission is free.
The event is hosted by the museum and Shanghai Artists Association.