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Exhibition at UW-Whitewater focuses on China

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) -- A new China-related exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is opening on the heels of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing.

The exhibit, called RUINS, uses video and photography to show China's fast-growing and quick-changing society along with its traditional history and culture.

The university says contemporary and traditional artists will reveal the building of China's new cultural identity as well as the nation's corrupt political system and deteriorating environmental conditions.

The show is curated by Chinese artist Zhang (CHANG') Zhaohui (JOW'-whee) and organized by the UW-Milwaukee Institute of Visual Arts in the Peck School of Arts.

The free exhibition starts Wednesday at the Crossman Gallery and ends Nov. 22.

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