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CCAA | Chinese Contemporary Art Award

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Create a journal entry: CCAA as a research tool

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How can the CCAA be understood as a research tool?

Share your experiences and have a look at the journals of other participants.
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The Ariadne's thread

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I view contemporary art outside the West as a cultural maze.

There is the beauty of the shapes and the colours or the craftmanship; but also the frustration of feeling lost in a reference jigsaw with unfamiliar artist names and a mysterious calligraphy.

Discovering such a new space like Chinese contemporary art can appear at first a bit scary.

I think this is how the CCAA comes as the Ariadne's thread. The Pulitzer Prize or the prix Goncourt for Chinese contemporary art.

For a newcomer like me, staring my cross checking artist names in a book who have won the CCAA (Duan Jianyu, Xiao Yu, Cao Fei...) has given me a starting point to explore and understand the juxtaposition of contemporary art and tradition in China.

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