Shaping tomorrow’s China: Painting a contemporary art future

On 08/08/2013 by Site Default

China’s long history of traditional art has helped propel it into one of the largest art markets in the world. But now the country is looking to promote not just ancient but modern Chinese culture as well by establishing itself in the contemporary art world.

Wang Conghui carefully examines contemporary paintings, checking for originality and style. At Beijing’s 798 Art District Wang is surrounded by unlimited potential in a market that she is helping to shape.

Once a gallery owner, Wang now buys contemporary Chinese art for Forever Christie’s auction house.

As the one who chooses the artists and the pieces, I have the choices that I can use to present a more qualified or internationalized artist to the global market,” said Wang Conghui, dept. head of Chinese contemporary art, Forever Christie’s…


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