Group Exhibition That Explores Modes Of Abstraction In Recent Chinese Painting Opens At White Cube

White Cube Mason’s Yard presents ‘The world is yours, as well as ours’, a group exhibition that explores modes of abstraction in recent Chinese painting. The history of abstraction in the West charts a clear trajectory, beginning with the advent of Modernism in the early part of the 20th century and the work of artists such as Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian. In China, however, abstraction is simply one of the many parallel styles available to contemporary Chinese artists – considered neither in opposition to, nor independent of an alternative figurative form of practice. The language of abstraction in China developed independently, through diverse influences including traditional calligraphic aesthetics, Taoist philosophy and as a challenge to dominant forms of painting promoted during the Cultural Revolution. An appreciation of abstract forms is deeply embedded in Taoist thought,

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