How contemporary Chinese art mirrors change

swissinfo.ch |  Kathleen Bühler, Museum of Fine Arts Bern:

New wealth, mobility, consumerism, spiritual emptiness, and the loneliness of only children are leaving their mark on Chinese art. At Bern’s Zentrum Paul Klee and Museum of Fine Arts, works by Chinese artists like Ai Weiwei and Zhuang Hui provide insight into the world of China in an exhibition called “Chinese Whispers”. “Chinese Whispers,” “Telephone,” or “Whisper Down the Lane” is the name of a game in which children sit in a circle and pass on a message by whispering it from one to the next. The fun of the game is that the original message is increasingly distorted from the first to the last message… Read more

Image: Jing Kewen, Dream 2008, No. 1 (Nurses), 2008, Oil on canvas, 250 x 350 cm © the artist. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. By donation. Image Source

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