A couple of years ago, while I was serving on a panel, one of my fellow panelists — I won't say who — commented that it was no longer relevant where something was made because art had become truly international. I had two words for this would-be theorist: Chinese art. Surely one of the biggest stories in the contemporary art world during the past ten years has been the strength and increasing importance of cutting-edge art done in China. While this work is international in its scope, it is also uniquely Chinese in several ways, ranging from subject matter to formal development. And it's not just relevant that this engaging material comes out of China; that's also the key to... More >>>
"Happy Life #8," by Chen Wenling, painted fiberglass.