Inside the Chinese Contemporary Art Scene

On August 25, 2011, in Chinese Art, by admin

0 Inside the Chinese Contemporary Art SceneThe hottest artists and multimedia art.See Zhang Huan, Xu Bing, Yang Fudong and more, presented by Asia Society’s Melissa Chiu, interviewed by BigThink.com – where you can find a variety of expert interviews.

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25 Responses to Inside the Chinese Contemporary Art Scene

  1. drewlsy says:

    What is empowering …
    What is empowering and optimistic about contemporary Chinese art is the fact that China itself has had the opportunity to simmer in it’s deluge of fallacy regarding Maoist ideology. The bitterness and refractive impact on the psyches of these 50 yr olds is magnificently rich in catharsis. No other modern nation has had the taste of dueling ideologies on the scale that China has, and with the internet, accelerated ‘catch-up’ to Euro centricism is a stone’s throw away.

  2. toyfan168 says:

    Many of the younger …
    Many of the younger generation of Chinese artists now enjoy greater freedom of expression, and while many older artists left for art centers around the world in 1989, we should recognize that there are several pioneer artists who left even early (between 1980-1988), “Yunnan School” artists, like Ting Shao Kuang, Jiang Tiefeng, Zhou Ling, He Neng, and He Deguang, whose works made a big splash in the US.

  3. criulinha says:

    @bricology I agree …
    @bricology I agree about Yue Minjun and the rest of that million dollars worth of crap, but I don’t agree on Cai Guoqiang who has fashioned a very good combo of theatricality /Orientalism/ exoticism in order to please the lazy minds (and bodies) of American curators who prefer to have all cultures (or representatives of them) ready made and easily shaped and adapted to the American model of multiculturalism.
    He is “China’ edited and revisioned for American taste. New CHinoiserie…

  4. criulinha says:

    @bricology Yes to …
    @bricology Yes to all, but what does this say about what YOU consider GOOD in art? You want to cut the cake and eat it, after all: the first group is bad because it imitates the West; Cai Guoqiang is good because he lived in the West. I am afraid you have to choose one view.
    And I totally agree ‘those’ are a joke but the Western art world (= money) is even too hypocritical to say that, because THOSE are worth millions of $. Isn’it?

  5. bricology says:

    @criulinha: Cai Guo …
    @criulinha: Cai Guo-Qiuang is “Chinese” in that he was a product of its culture before he was able to form an independent one. He chose to synthesize an individual aesthetic philosophy both as a result of that culture and in opposition to it. In doing so, at least he didn’t fall into the trap that Yue Minjun and so many other recent Chinese artist have; adopting Western tropes and stylistic devices, rather than synthesizing something new. No avant-garde can arise out of wholesale appropriation.

  6. bricology says:

    @criulinha — Your …
    @criulinha — Your criticism of Contemporary art as “eurocentric” is ironic, given (1) that Chinese culture is on a headlong rush to become as Euro-American as it possibly can, and (2) that Chinese contemporary art is likewise fixated upon the Euro-American paradigm.

    Despite some fashionable Continental Postmodern nonsense, not all cultures are equal. China has realized that its model of the past 60 years was an epic mistake and is now doing everything it can to catch up to the Euro-Americans.

  7. criulinha says:

    What does …
    What does CONTEMPORARY mean? Does this temporal defintion change according to the geographic and cultural position of the object under consideration? It appears so in Mrs. Chiu’s statement that the ‘birthday’ of Chinese contemporary art is 1979. Because CONTEMPORARY can only be defined according a shallow, cold-war inspired , eurocentric view of the art world. Very ‘informative’ , indeed….

  8. criulinha says:

    @bricology What IS …
    @bricology What IS a “CHINESE” artist? And in this respect , is Cai Guoqiang really to be considered ‘CHINESE” ? In what sense? Because of the way is called??

  9. igenevieve says:

    @bricology I agree.
    @bricology I agree.

  10. bricology says:

    I should point out …
    I should point out that some of the most successful artists in the West over the past 50 years have also been regarded within the art world as a shallow joke to be profited from — Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring, et al.

    China’s contemporary art scene suffers from their government basically killing all culture. I expect that in a few decades, Chinese artists will start turning out good work.

  11. bricology says:

    The Chinese …
    The Chinese contemporary art scene was created by, and continues to be promoted by, dealers who hope to make a fortune off of it, but there’s very little of substance or originality in it. It marries anomie to “style” but lacks depth. Within the art world, it’s seen as an insider’s joke. Just about every contemporary Chinese artist’s work is derivative of earlier Western art. The only particularly good “Chinese” artist today is Cai Guo-Qiang, and he’s lived in the West for the past 25 years.

  12. lazzile says:

    Contemporary …
    Contemporary Chinese Art I find very wonderful. An artist buddy of mind just returned. He told me about the many studios and wonderful arts district….Very Good

  13. drossart2 says:

    This was very …
    This was very informative and interesting. We hear so little about artist in China here in the U.S.

    Thank you,
    William

  14. xwaystranger says:

    Are these Chinese …
    Are these Chinese artists from the very Rich Elite or are they Government sponsored with money?? Employes 100 people? WTF

  15. stathmopoda says:

    Shes an Aussie!!!
    Shes an Aussie!!!

  16. Mildred2000 says:

    Xu Bing and Gu …
    Xu Bing and Gu Wenda are probably the most well known artists today featuring calligraphy in their works.

  17. 4sakes says:

    I meant, any names …
    I meant, any names of Chinese artists that incorporate calligraphy in their work?

  18. 4sakes says:

    do you happen to …
    do you happen to have any comtemporary chinese artist’s that use calligraphy in their art?

  19. thisisthenewmovement says:

    great to see
    great to see

  20. starwarsiscool69 says:

    wtf your mom …
    wtf your mom get a life small dick

  21. ppbonbon says:

    It makes you think; …
    It makes you think; art blooms in so many different forms in China.

  22. ppbonbon says:

    WTF dickwad?
    WTF dickwad?

  23. starwarsiscool69 says:

    lol asians
    lol asians

  24. Tron108 says:

    The contemporary …
    The contemporary minds of China truly emerge through their art.

  25. RelishTheVegetarian says:

    very interesting, …
    very interesting, Chinese contemporary art certainly is intriguing and inspiring. thanks for posting!

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