Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Shanghai AvantGarde- Chen Zhen & Song HaiDong

Chen Zhen
- Born in Shanghai
- Died Dec. 2000
- Known for object-based installations
- Works displayed collisions of cultural worlds
- Artworks are mostly abstract

Song HaiDong
- Emerged in 1980s as part of AvantGarde movement
- Challenging traditional forms of art-making in search for more conceptual directions.
- Pieces made use of physical objects and synthetic materials
- Artworks used to express great opinions
- Sculpture as a carrier of conceptual art

The Earth in the Eye of Extraterrestrials

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