Meridian International Center, which I’ve gone to before, is currently having an exhibit of contemporary Chinese art, called Metropolis Now! I checked it out, and there were some fabulous pieces and some stranger ones, but it was sure fun. The types of media, styles, and subject matter really show the diversity of the Chinese people and their art world. Some pieces were confounding (like the one to the left), some really arrested me in their beauty.
The exhibit looks at how the Chinese are adapting to urbanization, modernization, and globalization (and any other -izations you can think of). Meridian International Center collaborated with the National Art Museum of China to curate the exhibit.
The exhibit is open until July 26 and the hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 2-5. The exhibit is free, so check it out.
See some of the pieces of art at my Flickr stream.