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China

DREAM ON

Susan Dewar


SUI JIANGUO, Structure No. 29, 1994, stone and iron, 65 cm (length).

In his contribution to the exhibition catalogue, Now, Dream of the East, art critic Kong Changan highlights the dilemma facing Asian artists as they strive for forms of artistic expression that define their own cultural identities in a world dominated by the history, critical theories and aesthetics of the West. The legacy of Duchamp and Beuys has led, he believes, to 'a hopeless paradox' in contemporary western art, whereby there is nothing new to…

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