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Abstract Art In China

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China is something of a newcomer to abstract art, but a new exhibition at the Today Art Museum in Beijing is embracing the work of 16 representative artists in this field. More than 80 artworks are on display at the museum and all created during the past 10 years.

Although abstract art is an imported idea from the West, its embrace in China over the past 30 years has been driven by a determined group of overseas-returned Chines, along with domestic artists. Their impact has already been felt in the wider arean of Chinese Contemporary Art.

One of the Curatorial Panel, Mr. Huang Du states “This show offers an assessment of how abstract art emerged in the country and its aesthetic value. It provides us with vivid examples of artists, individual perspectives and approaches, mastery of line and color and questions of action, thought and psychology.”

Experts hope the exhibition will enhance the level of recognition and appreciation of abstract art by the general public, and provide a forum for international communication. The research exhibition of Abstract Art in china runs until March 13, 2016.

Daniel Brostrom