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HOT SPOT

WELLESLEY

Chinese Art On Edge

by Joan Lebold Cohen

WANG DU, Youth with Slingshot (foreground), 2000,

resin, fiberglass, acrylic paint, 120 x 190 x 110 cm.

Courtesy Fashion Concepts, Inc.

Chinese art, mirroring Chinese society, has gone through an immense transformation since Man first declared in his 1942 "Talks on Art and Literature" at Yenan that art should serve the revolution and deliver its message in a style comprehensible to the masses. In 1979, the Stars group of artists in Beijing successfully marched for the fight to expand the scope of art…

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