45 Artists Confront One Another

45 Artists Confront One Another
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A year as particular as 2020 has brought the protagonists of contemporary art to reflect on the state of things, on the possible evolution of artistic language, but also on the cultural and historic heritage that has generated and inspired various artistic practices. The new collective exhibition at the Song Art Museum The Revival of Tradition, Another Approach to Contemporary Chinese Art is a demonstration of this necessity. 45 entities, including single artists and collectives, offering 94 works exploring the languages of painting, sculptures and installations looking at the meaning of tradition in the context of modern and contemporary art. The exhibition attempts to bind a fracture of two eras - often contrasted and interpreted in a antinomic way - analysing the challenges and the changes that tradition had to take on in the process of transformation of the modern and contemporary art of the XX and XXI Centuries. At the same time, the collective looks at the diverse attitudes of major Chinese contemporary artists towards tradition and how tradition is still a fundamental part of their work, not merely aesthetically but as a part of their DNA. Among the artists on display - Cai Guo-qiang, Shao Fan, Xu Bing, Gu Wenda, Liu Jianhua, Zhan Wang, Liu Dan, but also masters Wu Guanzhong and Zhao Wuji.

Manuela Lietti - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing