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Hong Kong Tatler - - Con­tents -

A ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion at the New York Guggen­heim presents con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese art with a his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tive and in a global con­text for the first time

The art world might be fickle, but if there’s one trait that’s de­fined it over the past decade, it’s its ob­ses­sion with con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese art. Since the late 2000s, the genre has ex­pe­ri­enced a buy­ing frenzy, both in­ter­na­tion­ally and in China it­self, that con­tin­ues its up­ward tra­jec­tory cour­tesy of blaz­ing auc­tion house sales, ma­jor world­wide ex­hi­bi­tions, hot press cov­er­age, the avid at­ten­tion of prom­i­nent col­lec­tors and the con­tri­bu­tions of Ai Wei­wei and oth­ers of his ilk, hailed as some of the great­est liv­ing artists of the 21st cen­tury.

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