Reunification: Fu Meijun, Li Yuyue art exhibition

Once when I was speaking with a westerner who managed a collection of photos of old Beijing, he said to me that China has no history, it only has experience. I was stunned when I heard this, because he hit exactly upon a deep wound of ours. These words are surely more appropriate when applied to the universities in Chenggong campus, just outside of Kunming: This city has no history, only experience. As a satellite city, the art scene here does not yet have “grounded atmosphere” connections like an identity or history, so it can only relate to its immediate experience.

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Can The Art Market Judge Value? Discussion With Luo Fei Part 1

Note: This interview is posted by R. Orion Martin, he interviewed me last week, and this is the part I. Thanks Orion:)

View from the auction floor of Sotheby

In 1991, Huang Zhuan participated in an interview for the magazine Art Market. In it, he argued that the creation of an art market in China would establish a relatively fair arena in which artists could compete while also supporting those artists. He further explained that artists are always under pressure (political, religious, social, and economic), and that the test of a true artist is how he or she responds to that pressure.

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Soil for the Cultivation of Values

Soil for the Cultivation of Values

Luo Fei, TCG Nordica Gallery Director

Through thirty years of reform and opening, China is now the world’s third largest economy, and is expected to overtake Japan next year to become theworld’s second largest economy after the United States. While this rapid and effective economic growth has brought the richness and convenience of the material life for many people, haste and competition have left deeps wounds in many places; the crisis of social and individual values is a wound that is festering quite viciously. A series of shocking public incidents in 2008, including tainted baby formula and poorly built schools and dormitories in the Sichuan earthquake zone sounded the alarm of a crisis of values for those people nonchalantly riding the rocket of the rise of a great nation. In a column for Lianhe Zaobao newspaper published on June 9, 2009, Zheng Yongnian, director of the East Asia Insitute at the National University of Singapore, said he believes this is a reflection of the “disintegration of China’s social trust”.

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