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Contemporary Chinese art and techno-orientalism with Xin Wang

Xin Wang is a John Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and a Ph.D. student studying contemporary art at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts. Chenni Xu and Cindy Gao joined her for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of contemporary Chinese art: who are the major players, what defines it, and where to find it. She also discusses her own career and experiences as an art student and professional.

For self-care, Chenni recommends yoga, and an awareness of the changing of the seasons as fall begins. Cindy recommends not shying away from traditional and non-traditional forms of therapy (writing, for example) and being open to talking about your feelings. Xin recommends taking ballet classes.

8:29: The state of contemporary Chinese art

25:18: Asian futurism

41:17: Techno-orientalism

46:15: Artistic commentary on China’s growing worldwide influence

 

Find Xin on Twitter and Tumblr, and take a look at her article on Asian futurism.

 

Recommendations: 

Cindy: This Is Football, available on Amazon Prime Video. Also: An interview with Hu Xiangqian and Samuel Fosso: Emperor of Africa.

Xin: Les Bleus: Une Autre Histoire de France, a Netflix documentary on the history of the French national soccer team.

Chenni: The documentary Diego Maradona, available on HBO.

Alice Xin Liu

Alice Xin Liu is a Beijing-based writer, translator, and feminist. She has been managing editor at Pathlight: New Chinese Writing and an editor and translator at Danwei, a Financial Times research service, in Beijing.

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