Past in Reverse

January 14, 2006, through March 12, 2006
Contemporary Art of East Asia



Temporary Exhibitions, Hood Museum of Art second-floor galleries


This major group exhibition from the San Diego Museum of Art features twenty established and emerging artists from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Working in a diversity of media—painting, sculpture, photography, and video, installation, and digital art—these artists engage with their traditional pasts as they map the future. Past in Reverse provides American museum visitors with a rare and extensive look at work from several vital artistic communities in Asia that are quickly gaining a foothold on the world's cultural stage. Featured artists include Soun-gui Kim, Cai Guo-Qiang, Wang Qingsong, Hiroshi Fuji, Michael Lin, and Leung Mee Ping.

This exhibition was organized by the San Diego Museum of Art, with major support provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Its presentation at the Hood Museum of Art is generously funded by the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund; the Hansen Family Fund; the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund; and the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Betti-Sue Hertz / Juliette Bianco

Exhibition subject: AsiaModern & Contemporary Art