The Chinese Vanguard Is Blazing Its Trails With Cameras – Holland Cotter

From the New York Times (link):

Chinese.2.184.1CHINESE contemporary hit New York, en masse, eight years ago with a fireworks bang. The big news of this year’s Asia Week is that, for the moment at least, the bang is back.

Taking place today is Sotheby’s first-ever auction of contemporary Asian art. Its preview exhibitions amounted to the largest local survey of vanguard Chinese material since the “Inside Out: New Chinese Art” shows at the Asia Society and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in 1998.

Two concurrent, longer-running shows in the city focus on types of work that Sotheby’s slighted or ignored: the Max Protetch Gallery in Chelsea has a small, old-and-new selection of performance-based . More important, at P.S. 1 again, in Long Island City, there is a snappy roundup of recent video, a favored medium among young artists in a digitally savvy 21st-century China.


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