27. listopada 2008.

China’s New Cultural Revolution Continues

The Estella collection comprises more than 250 works from all disciplines of visual art: painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, ink drawings and prints. From these Louisiana has selected about a hundred works which on the one hand offer a fine insight into the many currents that are moving through contemporary Chinese art at present and on the other hand provide an introduction to art which is on its way at lightning speed to an important position on the international art scene.
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Xu Bing, (born 1955), The Living Word, 2001, Installation: carved and painted acrylic characters, four sketches, Edition of 4.

Artists in modern China have struggled for a position in Chinese society — despite restrictions on freedom of speech and resistance from the regime. Since the 1990s, small enclaves of artists, especially in Beijing, have defied the difficulties involved in expressing themselves, and have continued to show their art in humble places until interest from both China and abroad turned the spotlight on an exuberant growth layer which is today making an important contribution to the profile of the country.

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Ai Weiwei (born 1957), Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995 Three panels, black and white photographs, Edition of 8, Courtesy Estella Collection.

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