World Arts Education Corporation

Princeton, NJ October 2, 2019 … opening November 18, 2019 at the Numina Gallery located in the Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, Princeton, an exhibition of original art showcasing works by 18 women artists trained at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University in Beijing. This is the first group show of young female Chinese artists in the United States.

The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of formal US-China diplomatic relations.

What is a delayed choice? How do millennial Chinese female artists perceive and creatively shape their world and identity? Come see the new art exhibition appearing at the Numina Gallery and find out.

Featured artists include Jia Chu, Rui Feng, Tianshu Gong, Wanyu Guo, Nan Hu, Yanhe Liu, Ying Liu, Yiran Wang, Yu Wang, Yujing Wang, Huanpan Xie, Huichao Yang, Huimin Yang, Wen Zhang, Zijia Zhang, Qinyu Zheng and Qianyin Zhuo.

The artists in this exhibit play with the concepts of time and tradition. They adopt and alter traditional Chinese art forms, while embracing modern, sometimes Western, imagery. In their work they explore the feminine: what has it meant in the past to be a woman in China, what does it mean now? How women have been depicted, celebrated, obscured, mythologized, and reshaped by the interpretive eyes and hands of artists? And how do those traditions and architypes affect new-generation Chinese women today? These women artists look out across time, their understanding and recognition of their ties to the past helping them shape the future and their own identities. The Numina Gallery is managed by a group of dedicated and creative students at Princeton High School. Numina - Latin for "sacred space"- was the first student-run professional nonprofit art gallery in the nation. Princeton High School students will play an integral role in curating the exhibition, working alongside Princeton high school art teachers, and trained art historians and museum professionals on the staff of the World Arts Education Corporation.

A traveling version of the exhibit, featuring a selection of artists, will appear at the Anderson Contemporary Gallery in New York City from December 2, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

Exhibition sponsors include the Beijing United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (BJUNESCO) Princeton City Hall, New Jersey, and the World Arts Education Corporation (www.worldaec.org). The World Arts Education Corporation (WAEC) is a non-profit organization, with the mission of promoting the worldwide popularization of art education and helping young artists to broaden their horizons.