Xin He: Better City, Better Life Reception

Join us to celebrate Xin He's new exhibition, Better City, Better Life, on view in the IMC Student Gallery.

Better City, Better Life presents the transformation, from 2005 to 2009, of land along the Huangpu River in Shanghai to accommodate the 2010 World Expo. This 523-hectare site remains the largest in the Expo’s history. Xin He's images of the changes in land use reflect the past and present of Chinese development and offer insights into a future in which China’s power is increasingly tied to the fluxes and pressures of the international economy. Exhibition on view January 25–February 25, 2023.

📷 Xin He, Better Life, 2010, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist

About the IMC Student Gallery:

The IMC's Student Gallery showcases the art and curatorial practices of Toronto Metropolitan University’s current undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines. Rigorous yet inclusive, the program engages audiences with important issues through group or solo exhibitions of contemporary art and historical lens-based media. Presenting six exhibitions per year, the Student Gallery provides valuable, professional experience in the curation and display of artwork. The exhibitions are selected annually, following a call for submissions, by a committee comprised of staff members from the IMC, along with students and faculty members from the School of Image Arts.