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Barbara Pollack: Brand New Art from China: A Generation on the Rise

Award-winning journalist, art critic, and curator Barbara Pollack introduces her new book Brand New Art from China: A Generation on the Rise (I. B. Tauris, 2018).

One of the world’s leading authorities on contemporary Chinese art, Pollack tells the story of a visionary new generation of young Chinese artists coming to prominence just as China cements its place as the world’s second-largest art market. She asks, “What does it mean to be a Chinese artist today?” when many young artists declare themselves “not Chinese, but global.”

Pollack’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, and the Village Voice, as well as numerous leading art magazines. She has authored several important monographs on young Chinese artists, including the first artist profile of Ai Weiwei for Artnews in 2005. Pollack lectures regularly across the United States and Asia, and was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Art Basel Hong Kong.

A booksigning will follow the illustrated presentation.