Tate Liverpool
30 March – 10 June 2007

The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China will be the first exhibiiton in the UK to reflect the varied and complex nature of contemporary art in China, and will present a comprehensive overview of some of the most interesting and important art to be made since 2000. Working in close collaboration with the Beijing-based writer and curator Karen Smith, and the Shanghai-based artist, critic and curator Xu Zhen, Simon Groom, Head of Exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, has spent several years researching the artists and works for the exhibition. The exhibition will feature work by about twenty artists, in a variety media, and will include several large-scale installations, and several new commissions.