Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wang Quingsong and Other Chinese Artists Explain an Evolving Country

GERMANY---Prostrating people look like naked frogs in this temple scene by artist Wang Quingsong. Such socially critical work has given the artist a reputation as enfant terrible in Chinese contemporary photography. He questions the way consumerism and materialism are taking over China and how the country's cultural tradition is evolving. The work is featured in the new exhibition, "China 8." Ai Weiwei's work is not present. But the exhibition "China 8," spanning eight cities in western Germany, seeks to depict an evolving country with 500 works by 120 other Chinese artists. [link]