Excerpt of “Thread of History ” by Gu Zhenqing
Review for “A stroll through the Sigg collection“, online exhibition on 88MoCCA.
Cultural Revolution Art generally refers to the political art from 1966 to 1976 made during the Cultural Revolution as well as the post-Cultural Revolution period from 1976 to 1978.
The Cultural Revolution art movement completely subverted and criticized the past and all traditional forms. Continue reading »
88MoCCA currently shows a selection of artworks from the Sigg collection, curated by Beijing-based Gu Zhenqing.
Read the following summary or download the curator’s complete essay about the special exhibition in English or Chinese.
101 artworks – A stroll through the Sigg collection provides a chronology of the complex and dramatic evolution of art in China from the 1970s until to today.
The exhibit begins with the first stirrings of Chinese contemporary art (1966-76) during the Cultural Revolution, when eager artists began rejecting their Soviet art education to experiment with populism and Eastern and Western traditions. Continue reading »