As the global superpower of China does everything it can to establish itself as a plausible and modern nation, not only are they doing major deals with the other players in the global marketplace, but the post-industrial nation is now paying more attention to new and modern art. We all know about the antique vases and so forth, the culture of Chinese art stretches back further than most dare to look but when it comes to fresh ideas, there has been somewhat of a staple over the river of originality in past generations.
Now though, with a thriving economy and a new generation of internet users, it's impossible to rein in what citizens were putting out there. If you can't beat them then join them, or do your best to make it work in a way that suits everybody. Taking on art fairs as a status of thriving national creativity suggests that China is well and open to new and fresh initiatives which are the ultimate end goal of creative endeavours.
The Sichuan capital of Chengdu is poised to hold its premier art show and market in the spring of 2018. From April 28th to May 2nd, Chengdu city will be a hub of interests and investments as the world turns its eye on the rows of talent and ideas spewing from the corridors and shops. Magpie territory for those who like all things glamorous, original, and intellectually stimulating. Local man and co-founder Huang Yu recently announced the details of this project in Beijing.
The fair is destined to hold 30 stalls, with ten being from international artists. That leaves twenty places for Chinese talent to stand proud among the cream of what the world has to offer. Visitors to the city will also be able to explore the famous Thousand Plateaus Gallery which graces the city with permanent exhibitions of fine works. Chengdu is inland and is enjoying a prosperous period of cultural and economic growth, making it an ideal spot for this show and as a go from point for travellers who wish to extend their reach.
As Hong Kong rediscovers its heritage and adopts new principles to slowly integrate with its host nation , perhaps some of the western thought is permeating back the other way. After many years of friendly occupancy, the British mark was surely left on the small but heavily populated body of land. It's no surprise that as folk move from one place to another, their ideas and instincts for taste travel with them. The Art Basel fair that Hong Kong is famous for is perhaps a template for this new and fresh aspect to the world of oriental culture.
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