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CCAA | Chinese Contemporary Art Award

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Create a journal entry: Define your goals

Goal

Please note in your journal what drives you to take part in the online course Chinese Contemporary Art Award and what goals you want to achieve with the course.

Why am I taking this course and what goals I would like to achieve?

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The Chinese contemporary art market has exploded over the last decade. There is a growing interest from both Western collectors and those from mainland China. With a not very long history, it has already become a very important part in the art market. I am interested in Chinese contemporary art because, at the beginning, was out of curiosity: why is everyone crazy about it? After looking more into it, I started to be attracted by it. It is not only about it's market value & popularity, but through many of the Chinese contemporary art pieces, viewers are able to understand more about the history (especially after Cultural Revolution), society and political issues of China.

I am very pleased to know about this course after attending a public workshop at the Connecting Space in Hong Kong on The Sigg Collection. I am also very impressed with the effort and generosity of Mr Uli Sigg, in developing and promoting Chinese contemporary art.

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Welcome again, Winny!

about 1 year ago

"It is not only about it's market value & popularity, but through many of the Chinese contemporary art pieces, viewers are able to understand more about the history (especially after Cultural Revolution), society and political issues of China."

Dear Winny,
thank you for this statement. I often try to read art as a vehicle to to gain insight, understanding and a bit of knowledge about societies and the people that make them. I am really interested in different art forms such as community based art or art that uses certain cultural techniques. In this context, I just read about an exhibition that is currently running in HK. It is open until 24 April and is called "Hack Space" at the K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space. http://www.k11artfoundation.org/en/programme/hack-space-2/

The exhibition ist curated bei Amira Gad and Hans Ulrich Obrist, it "takes at its core the theme of hacking space – the idea that place, territory and infrastructure can be radically adapted in unorthodox ways to solve problems. Through an unconventional organisational, social and spatial arrangement, the hacker-like “Shan Zhai” principle is an underlying link between the exhibited works in HACK SPACE."

Unfortunately, as I am in Zurich, I cannot go and have a look...Have you seen it maybe?

Warm Regards,
Joline

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