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Born in China
Group Exhibition Goedhuis Contemporary, London, U.K.
Date: 12.09, 2005 - 01.31, 2006

Artists: DING Yi 丁乙 |  ZHOU Tiehai 周铁海 | 

Born in China

Goedhuis Contemporary
42 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021

61 Cadogan Square, Flat 3
London sw1x ohz

Cai Jin
Chen Wenbo
Ding Yi
Feng Zhengjie
Guo Wei
He Jia
He Sen
Lu Peng
Ma Liuming
Shao Yinong & Mu Chen
Wei Dong
Wu Mingzhong

The majority of works in this exhibition are by prominent artists, all born in China, and now mostly in their forties. Their work is a vivid pictorial illustration of the explosive creative historical moment that culture in China is currently traversing. The artists in this exhibition vary widely in style and aesthetic objectives although most remain conscious of the need to engage with the issues engendered by the transformation of Chinese society and the dislocation of her culture.

So, although as will be seen in these works, the artistic environment is extremely complex in China today, with striking regional differences and many different styles, some more traditional, others more Western, jostling for prominence, a new sensibility has taken hold in the last few years. It has enabled Chinese artists, for the first time in a century, to face up to international criteria with quiet self-confidence – no longer the idiosyncratic chroniclers of a desperate and mysterious passage in history but men and women willing and able to compete on their own terms as artists of the world.

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