Time: Thursday, 26 September 2013, 17:30
Venue: Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged
Introduction to contemporary Chinese fine arts
In spite of the fact that the socio-economic status and presence of Beijing is considerably different from Western traditional artistic centre concept, it has become one of the most important fine art centres of the world. Art centres existing in symbiosis with socio-political factors – currently there are 7-8 officially recorded studio districts just within the publicly administered are of the capital – keep the whole world excited.
The lecture is about to give an insight into the political, economic, diplomatic and last but not least aesthetic scene of Chinese contemporary art, elaborating on the awaking modern Chinese fine art following the cultural revolution i.e. starting from the avant-garde groups of the 70s and 80s through the globally successful artists of the “political pop” and “cynical realism” up until this year’s Venice Biennale exhibitors.
Nagy Mercédesz is a 2002 graduate of the Hungarian literature and grammar, aesthetics and communication majors of the Faculty of Humanities of Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. Then, she had been living in Beijing for 5 years working as a reporter and studying at Qinghua University. As a PhD student, her field of research includes the ultra-rapid changes of contemporary Chinese society and their influence on fine arts besides the history of Chinese-Hungarian cultural relationships.