PinchukArtCentre presents China China, a major group exhibition including eleven Chinese artists of different generations, focusing on the tension between individuality and collective thinking – a subject, which not only defined Chinese history and continuously shapes contemporary society but equally gains importance in the West.
China China is an exhibition about two Chinas, about the present and the past and about choices for the future. Dealing with the continuous search for history and with a reality that is shifting from local to a global context. It highlights the different approach in the generation of artists living through the Cultural Revolution, who find their subject in researching the past while dealing with the present, and the new generation, who engages in an uprooted society, moving forward into a new social-cultural future.
With eleven artist-devoted spaces, PinchukArtCentre offers a complex view on how this theme developed across three generations of contemporary Chinese artists.
Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “China China is a new, highly focused look at an art scene in which amazing developments have occurred over recent decades. Its earlier practice of adapting western styles of art is now history. Numerous individual positions have long been established, as much within the older as the younger generation, producing art that traces the history of their nation while being firmly located within the networks of the international art world, freely and independently employing current international art practices.”