INK REMIX: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM MAINLAND CHINA, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG Sophie McIntyre – TAASA Review June 2015
C ontemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most significant and ubiquitous artistic trends in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong during the past decade, and it is attracting increasing international attention.
Described as â€˜the new Chinese artâ€™, major exhibitions focusing on Chinese contemporary ink art have been presented by some of the worldâ€™s leading museums in recent years; and it is being sold at record prices in the global art market.
What are the cultural, political and socio-economic forces driving this popular upsurge of interest in ink art? What defines ink art today? And why are growing numbers of contemporary artists, and particularly younger artists across the region seeking to revitalize and re-invent this artistic genre which is widely associated with Chinese cultural tradition? This exhibition, Ink Remix: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong responds to recent developments in ink art from this region, and it critically engages with some of these complex questions...