Interview with Zhang Xiaogang on Talk Asia – CNN

Anjali Rao from CNN interviewed Zhang Xiaogang, the well-known contemporary Chinese artist whose works “sell for million of dollars around the world.” Below is an excerpt:

Anjali Rao: Your works were initially barred from being displayed in galleries here in China. It was seen as not traditional enough and too western, not conventional enough. How did you deal with that?

: My artwork has survived through China’s opening-up process over the past 10 years. At first, people didn’t really hold contemporary views. Then an acceptance process began. As people began to open up more and faster, people began to accept more modern things. Now people are beginning to learn more and to promote . I think the whole process is a result of China’s increased openness….[Full Text]

– Click HERE to see the video interview
– See Zhang’s works here
– Read also previous news about Zhang here via CDT

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