Create a journal entry: Define your goals
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?
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.