Moving Beyond: Chinese Modern Abstract Art in Edinburgh

moving-imageSix contemporary Chinese artists (Liu Guofo, Guan Jing Jing, Yang Liming, Liang Qian, He Gong and Wu Jian) will be exhibiting works in an arts project conceived by Chinese poet Yang Lian and Dr Janet McKenzie (Editor: Studio International). The exhibition seeks to open a new page on contemporary Chinese Art, to move forward from the perception in the West of a contemporary Chinese art, based on many artworks that are in the view of Yang and fellow artists and intellectuals who experienced the Cultural Revolution at first hand, largely derivative of Western language and sources and failing to do justice to the diverse work being produced by artists who seek a deeper intellectual and spiritual standard in their work, a canonical basis for Chinese contemporary art.