130 cm x 225 cm
In visual exchanges over space and time, Chinese contemporary artists negotiated different systems of artistic evaluation, including intermittent Chinese state cultural control and management by Western gallerists. Wang Qingsong, for example, worked as an oil painter until 1997 and was represented by a London gallery specializing in Chinese contemporary art. A series of his paintings titled Speechless, depicting distorted faces and bodies trapped in plastic sheets, sold well to their clientele. When he informed the gallery managers of his plan to move into conceptual photography, they advised him to stick with his established style of painting, which guaranteed a predictable return value.
Chapter 1, Page 56
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Colman, Julia, ed., Sconfinamenti: L'avanguardia cinese (London: Contemporary Chinese Limited, 2000), 42.
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