Press Release

OMCA PRESENTS A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION FEATURING PAINTINGS AND OTHER WORKS BY HUNG LIU

From March 16 through June 30, 2013, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) premieres a retrospective of one of the most significant Chinese contemporary artists living and working in the United States today. The exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu explores the artist's life and career through approximately 80 works of art from private and public collections around the world, as well as an extensive body of rare photographs, ephemera, and sketchbooks, all made in China before Liu's immigration to the United States to study with legendary artist Allan Kaprow. Organized by OMCA Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman, the exhibition will go on to a two-year national tour after its debut at OMCA. In recognition of Liu's broad influence as a teacher and artist, the presentation in Oakland is complemented by related exhibitions at the Mills College Art Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication that provides the most comprehensive account of Liu's body of work to date.