Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects,
Chinese Contemporary Artists
Over the past decade the contemporary Chinese art scene has come to the forefront of the international art world. The surge of commercial and critical success can be traced to a number of social and cultural factors, including a loosening of restrictions on subject matter, a new freedom to experiment, and a desire to preserve and express Chinese identity on a global scale.
Below a list of the major Contemporary Artists from China. Click on a name to view more info about the artist.
Suggestion to start with: Zhang Dali, Zhang Xiaogang, Feng Zhengjie, Yue Minjun,
Ai Weiwei, Guo Wei, Huang Yan, Zhang Huan.
BOOK: Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents (MoMA Primary Documents). This volume is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Chinese art, one of the most fascinating art scenes of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The documents are judiciously chosen, translated, and categorized, while an extensive historical chronicle and introductions provide accessible contextual information.
The wife of a missing Chinese artist says Chinese police are questioning Ai Weiwei’s friends and collaborators amid international concern over his apparent detention by authorities.
Ai, an outspoken government critic, has not been seen since apparently being taken into custody after he was barred from boarding a Hong Kong-bound flight at a Beijing airport on Sunday morning.
His disappearance comes as Chinese security services carry out a massive crackdown on lawyers, writers and activists following online calls for protests in China similar to those in the Middle East and North Africa.
Dozens have recently been taken into custody with little word from authorities about where they are being held, who is holding them or the crimes that they are suspected of having committed.