Faurschou Foundation is opening its brand new venue in New York City with the inaugural exhibition, “The Red Bean Grows in the South” which explores themes of war, politics, hope, and longing with large-scale and experiential works by acclaimed international artists. Visitors have the opportunity to discover works in different media which are individual pieces, but also take on new meaning when placed in dialogue with one another. The exhibition’s title references the first verse of a Chinese Tang Dynasty poem, “Red Bean“, which is known to express deep longing. While the scope of the exhibition is broadly international, the curatorial conceit for the Foundation’s first New York show reflects a core tenet of the Foundation’s identity—its longstanding relationship with China, and its desire to engage Western audiences with important concepts, themes, and works from the region.
The Red Bean Grows in the South, 15 Dec 2019 — 01 Apr 2020
Faurschou Foundation New York, 148 Green Street, Greenpoint