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b. 1957, China

Wang Guangyi Biography

Wang Guangyi is an artist who embodies of all the pains and glories the 20th Century, especially in the conflicts and coexistence of socialism and capitalism. Wang was continually placed at the forefront of Chinese avant-garde art through out the '85 New Wave' movement. The term 'Political Pop' was first used to define Wang Guangyi's 'Great Criticism' series which he began in the early 1990s. Wang combines the western pop style of images together with the visual culture of China's Culture Revolution, and acutely points out the similar aesthetical characteristics between strength of socialism ideology and commercialized popular discourse.

Wang Guangyi Featured Artworks

Untitled 无题 by Wang Guangyi contemporary artwork
Wang GuangyiUntitled 无题, 2005Oil on Canvas
130 x 150 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery

Wang Guangyi Represented By

Hanart TZ Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong
ShanghART contemporary art gallery in Singapore ShanghART Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore

Wang Guangyi In Ocula Magazine

Dr Uli Sigg Ocula Conversation Dr Uli Sigg By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

I'm very much a fan of the public institution. I think only the public institution can provide the long-term guarantee that it will continue to exist and it will be 'the' public memory.

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA, Chong...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA, Chong...

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Wang Guangyi In Related Press

All eyes on M+, and Hong Kong, as Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition set to open Related Press All eyes on M+, and Hong Kong, as Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition set to open 28 February 2016, South China Morning Post

With Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, the custodians of the future M+ will try to convince a sceptical Hong Kong public that the much-delayed opening of the museum, which is now expected in 2019, will be worth the wait. They will do so by giving locals a first glimpse of some of the most important contemporary art the city has ever...

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M+ Sigg Collection Exhibition Related Press M+ Sigg Collection Exhibition 24 February 2016, WestKowloon

Comprising more than eighty works by fifty artists – including Ai Weiwei, Fang Lijun, Geng Jianyi, Huang Yong Ping, Zhang Peili, and Zhang Xiaogang – this is the first-ever chronological exhibition about the emergence of Chinese contemporary art. It shows both the development of Chinese contemporary art and a glimpse of the collection...

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