In Red aside, the Joan Miró Foundation offers a broad overview of Chinese art today, taken from the most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world, formedby Uli and Rita Sigg.This pioneering collection of museum proportions comprises works in all the main styles and by all the leading artists in China from the Socialist Realist period to the present day.The Foundation has made a selection from it in order to give wider publicity to an artistic phenomenon that has captured the attention of the art world in recent years.
The exhibition is divided into six sections, representing the social and artistic aspects that have left an imprint on contemporary Chinese art and including some of the most significant works by important artists such as Ai Weiwei, Song Dong and Yue Min Jun.
1.Mao in the background. The political setting and the simultaneous veneration and questioning of the great leader.
2.Transformation:the new China. Works reflecting the immense changes in the economy and the landscape of China.
3.Personal stories:the new Chinese. The impact of these changes on individuals and on society.
4.New visions of ancient artistic traditions. The inclusion of traditional concepts in the work of many contemporary artists.
5.A special kind of irony. A look at the ironic tone of the work of a large number of artists.