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Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Jing Shen: 

The Act of Painting in Contemporary China

TANG DIXIN, Mr. Hungry, 2014, Still from single-channel video: 29 min 51 sec. 

Courtesy the artist and Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai.

"Jing Shen: The Act of Painting in Contemporary China," displayed at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC) in Milan, looked at the importance of gesture in contemporary Chinese art through the work of 20 artists, spanning a variety of media, generations and geographic regions. In Chinese, one of the meanings of jing shen is "gestural awareness"—a concept that the exhibition's organizers touted as…

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