For the last several weeks we have been sharing the writings of Zhang “Valerie” Fang regarding contemporary art in China, and more specifically in Beijing where the author resides. This is the fifth article, in which she provides a comparison between the artists of an older generation with the current. Political, ideological, and societal influences come to bare on the content of each work, particularly through the seemingly objective medium of the camera.
Please enjoy this fifth of Valerie’s ten, (We’re half way through!) “China’s Long March: Ten essays on Chinese contemporary art,” with the English and Spanish translation side by side.