Barbara PollackUnited States
Grants Awarded2015 | Art History | China
to support a two-month research trip to China that will culminate in an exhibition, followed by a book, on the pronounced shift in cultural identity in Chinese contemporary art2006 | Art History | China
to complete research in China for a book on contemporary Chinese art
This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun Xun, Jin Shan, Ma Qiusha, Lu Yang, Bo Wang, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Shi Zhiying, Guo Xi, and Yan Xing that reflect the state of China today, and raise questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.
Renowned critic Barbara Pollack tells the story of how a visionary generation of young Chinese artists are coming to prominence in the art world. Building on the new frontiers opened up by the Chinese artists of the late 1980s and 1990s, artists such as Ai Wei Wei who came to the West and became household names, this new generation are provocative, exciting and bold. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist today? And how can we better understand their work?
Grantee: Barbara Pollack