About This Event
Watch Art21’s Season 10 Beijing that features artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen whose work is included in our upcoming Glasstress Boca Raton 2021 exhibition. Beijing, a city with a history of over three thousand years, has recently become a fertile ground for art and artists due to it being the center of shifting politics, rapid urbanization, and an economic boom.
Beginning in the late 1980s, a new generation of artists emerged in the city, marking the birth of contemporary art in China. Amid Beijing’s dizzying economic, urban, and cultural transformation, artists have continually responded to its relentless evolution with urgency and ambition while contending with its ancient and long standing cultural traditions. This film witnesses the maturing of a unique contemporary art hub and follows a multigenerational group of artists who grapple with memory, modernization, and their roles in the global art world as well as within their country.
This event is presented in collaboration with Art21, a nonprofit global leader in art education, producing preeminent films about today’s leading visual artists and education programs that inspire creativity worldwide.