June 4, 1989: Art Exhibitions
BBC video on Tiananmen Square Time magazine news clipping Poster for exhbition at AAAC New York Post news clipping Peter Kwong at AAAC panel event June 4 Exhibition VIP Event
Poster for Memorial Performance Exhibition Shot Door Installation at Blum Helman Poster for June 4 Exhibition Installation of FAXed reponses Solidarity in the US

It has been 25 years since the student uprising in Tiananmen Square and the exhibition AAAC mounted in response. Political crisis abounds in modern times, yet this confrontation resulted in a unique artistic event with the power to communicate years after its original impact.

The world has moved on but, for those who remember, Tiananmen Square was the precursor to the Solidarity Party's victory in Poland, Czechoslovakia's 'Velvet Revolution', Hungary's declaration as a free republic, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, and the break-up of the Soviet Union. For several weeks the faces of the students were playing on everyone's TV, a daily daytime drama with a global audience. An unspeakable spectacle unfolded, focusing and transforming the clash of Chinese political destinies into media, imprinting itself on the human imaginary in epic dimensions. What most took for granted was violated before their eyes, changing the world fundamentally for everyone. The impact of Tiananmen Square was incalculable, touching the hearts and minds of people everywhere. People became involved and artists' commitments reflected them, magnifying their outcry in vivid, powerful art forms.

Art, in this exhibition, transcended the gallery and spoke in the political square. Visions, metaphors and symbols encapsulate Tiananmen Square so the public can see past the politics to the meaning portrayed and crafted in the moment of crisis. Such is the power art brought to this historically unprecedented postmodern moment. AAAC thanks all the artists who made this exhibition possible, and through their artistry link us all to this moment in history.

One day, tangible evidence will present itself before the eyes of the people of China. Groups such as the Tiananmen Mothers are waiting for this. They are fighting for their loved ones and for justice for everything that has occurred since 1989. They want an account of what happened, recognition for their children, and reparations and justice for all the repeated injustices inflicted by the government. To resist enforced amnesia, expose the truth and bring justice to the Tiananmen Mothers is to undo the basis for the corruption that is flourishing today. China can still be changed.

AAAC's purpose remains unchanged: to keep as much of the original exhibition intact so that the people in China may one day see this historic response of artists, their coming together to express the support of people in the US as well as the global community for the people of China, their struggles, and their dreams.

For the 25th Anniversary commemorating the 1989 Student Movement AAAC will mount an exhibition at Whitebox Art Center in NYC on June 1st to the 10th, 2014. This web page created in 2009 marking the 20th anniversary, will be expanded and updated. See http://bit.ly/1na0oJL (and/or the QR code) for more information.

With Kind Regards,
Anniversary commemorating the 1989 Student Movement AAAC
Robert Lee

距天安門廣場學生起義及亞美藝術中心的回應展覽已有25年了。政治危機在當代大量存在,但是這次對峙成就了獨特的藝術事件,並且在事件本身的影響過去多年後仍能有力地擴散。世界繼續前進,對於那些仍然記得的人來說,天安門事件是波蘭獨立黨勝利、捷克斯洛伐克“天鵝絨革命”、匈牙利宣布成為自由共和國、柏林墻的倒塌及蘇聯解體的前兆。數周的時間裏,那些學生的臉龐出現在每個人的電視上,成為一個白天的戲劇,直到在全球觀眾面前構建了一個高潮。一個不能言說的光景揭幕了,觸碰各地人民的心靈。天安門事件的影響不可估量。藝術家們的致力反映了人們的積極參與,他們用生動有力的藝術形式放大了強烈抗議。這個展覽中的藝術超出了畫廊的限度,在政治空間裏訴說它們的意義。視覺,比喻和符號將天安門廣場概述化,以至於公眾可以超越政治去了解危機時刻被塑造的意義。這就是藝術給這個歷史上前所未有的後現代時刻帶來的力量。

總有一天,確切的證據將會在中國人的眼前顯現。諸如天安門母親這樣的團體正在等待這一天。他們在為他們所愛的人,為1989年來發生的一切事情的正義所奮鬥。他們希望所發生之事能有一個敘述,他們的孩子能夠被認可,被政府強加的重復性不正義能夠被改正。

抗拒強制失憶,揭露真相並給天安門母親帶來正義是為了松懈當今正在湧現的腐敗的基石。中國仍然可以被改變。亞美藝術中心的目的從一而終:保持原始展覽的完整性,以便有朝一日中國的人們可以看見這些藝術家的歷史反響,他們一起在美國表達對人們的支持,及國際社會對中國,對中國人的掙紮與夢想的支持。

為了紀念天安門事件25週年,亞美藝術中心將會於2014年六月一號到十號在紐約的Whitebox Art Center開辦展覽。這個建與2009年的網站是為了紀念天安門事件20週年,其中內容會被拓展與更新。請訪問http://bit.ly/1na0oJL以獲得更多信息。

谨致问候
亞美藝術中心紀念1989學生運動
伍振亮

Woodcut, Artist unknown

Woodcut (unknown artist)

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June 1-10, 2014: 25th Anniversary Exhibition at White Box, Honoring the 1989 Student Movement (view all images from this show on Flickr)
June 2009: Launch of AAAC Commemorative Website "June 4, 1989"
Oct 14, 1994 to Nov 30, 1994: Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan
August 24, 1992 to October 4, 1992: Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio
June 4, 1992 to July 14, 1992: Traveling exhibition Mexic-Arte in Austin, Texas
November 20 - Jan 12, 1990: Exhibition continued at AAAC gallery
June 4 - June 24, 1990: Selection of "CHINA: June 4, 1989" artists in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Art Centre
June 2, 1990: Tiananmen Square- A Memorial Performance of Music, Poetry and Dance
April 22 - June 17, 1990: PS1 Museum
October 12 - November 12, 1989: Exhibition installed at Blum Helman Warehouse
June 9 - September 30, 1989: Initial exhibition shown at AAAC gallery
June 4, 1989 - May 10 to June 29, 1990: "Witnesses: CHINA" at AAAC

Installation Shot at Blum Helman Warehouse Installation shot Installation shot Installation shot
Interview with Robert Lee, AAAC
(Read full interview)
"A Beijing Artist - 'Deng'"
(Read full text)
Excerpt of poem by Gu Hai
(Read full poem)
China: June 4, 1989 Press Release, Whitebox, 2014
China: June 4, 1989 Press Release, Whitebox Art Center, 2014
China: June 4, 1989 Press Release, Whitebox, 2014 (英文原文的翻譯)
中國:六四,一九八九
新聞稿
Whitebox Art Center, 2014
Artspiral publication, Winter 1989
Artspiral publication, Winter 1989
Artspiral publication, Winter 1989 (英文原文的翻譯)
Artspiral publication, Winter 1989
(英文原文的翻譯)
China: June 4, 1989 International Memorial Arts Festival announcement
China: June 4, 1989 International Memorial Arts Festival announcement
China: June 4, 1989 announcement, PS1
China: June 4, 1989 announcement, PS1

Excerpts from the Buckham Gallery Exhibition, 1994
China: June 4, 1989 Excerpts from the Buckham Gallery Exhibition, 1994
Excerpts from the Buckham Gallery Exhibition, 1994 (英文原文的翻譯)
China: June 4, 1989 Excerpts from the Buckham Gallery Exhibition, 1994
(英文原文的翻譯)
China: June 4, 1989 Witness Show announcement
China: June 4, 1989 Witness Show announcement
China: June 4, 1989 announcement
China: June 4, 1989 announcement, AAAC and Blum Helman Warehouse
China: June 4, 1989, AAAC statement
China: June 4, 1989, AAAC statement

ARTWORKS FROM CHINA: JUNE 4, 1989 EXHIBITIONS / 展覽的藝術品

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Inquiries about this exhibition—CHINA: June 4, 1989—its availability for touring or acquisition, can be sent to aaacinfo@artspiral.org.
For more information about this exhibition, see our exhibitions page.

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