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Wang Guangyi

Iola Lenzi

WANG GUANGYI, Faith - Furious Farmers - 1, 2001, fibreglass, 70 x 120 x 55 cm.

Despite his notoriety as a principal exponent of China's nearly two-decade-old pop art movement, Wang Guangyi has been the subject of relatively few solo exhibitions in Asia or elsewhere. His March 2001 show at Singapore's Soobin Art Gallery was therefore greeted with excitement.

The exhibition's premise was confusing. According to the catalogue, the show purported to present a survey of the artist's oeuvre, spanning his career beginnings in the mid-1980s, through…

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