How does the young generation of Chinese artists react to the hectic pace of social change in a country where the creation of new opportunities is coupled with a loss of tradition? It is against this backdrop of radical transformation that the Post-75s generation has lived, a reality of new values and an estrangement from older ones, that has shaped the lifestyle and attitude of today’s young adults—and among them, the artists and the art they create.
YOUNG CHINESE ARTISTS introduces thirty young artists representing this new China. Through a presentation of representative works, an interview with each artist, and a profile written by a team of international art writers, the reader is given a fascinating look at this new generation of artists.
Additionally, experts give their view on subjects as diverse as economics, love, status symbols, media and sports in modern-day China, offering a further invaluable component to this work, placing the artists and their work in the context of current developments.
Li Yu and Liu Bo
Zhou Jin Hua