CULTURE Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition to return next March

CULTURE

Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition to return next March

China Daily

04:57, December 12, 2018

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The silk-factory area in Wuzhen will display works by artists from across 21 countries at the second edition of the Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition curated by artist Feng Boyi. (Photo: China Daily)

Two years ago, works from 40 celebrated artists from across the world were displayed in Wuzhen, a water town in East China's Zhejiang province, giving locals and tourists to the small town a sense of what contemporary art is.

The second edition of the Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition will open next March and is expected to help broaden people's minds about the new trends in contemporary art, according to the team of curators.

Feng Boyi, who leads the team, says that next year's show will feature the work of 45 artists from 21 countries, all of whom are active in the international contemporary art world. The list includes British visual artist Julian Opie, Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima and Argentine artist Amalia Ulman, who is known for her internet art.

Feng was also a curator for the first edition in 2016. It highlighted pieces from such famous artists as Damien Hirst; Florentijn Hofman, who made a giant pink fish for Wuzhen; and Marina Abramovic, dubbed the "godmother of performance art" by the media. Feng explains that next year's exhibition will try to feature artists of different styles.


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