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United States

Against the tide

Francesca Dal Lago

HOU WEN YI, Blood Series, 1996, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Photographs Tony Velez.

Until quite recently the work of women artists has received little attention within the Chinese contemporary art world. In this context 'Against the Tide' - organised by curator Lydia Yee for the Bronx Museum in New York - is a refreshing breakthrough, since no exhibition focusing on experimental work by Chinese women has been organised thus far in the United States nor, to my knowledge, in Asia.

In China women's…

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