This exhibition is made up of a selection of works that are representative of China's National Art Museum's collection. These pieces have been brought together with the aim of reflecting the changes that occurred during a period of reform and liberalisation.
In 1978 a period of reform and liberalisation began in Chinese society, making this date a turning point that was reflected in the country’s creative environment. With an acceleration in growth and the rate of integration with the rest of the world, these cultural conditions resulted in processes of computerisationand urbanisation. They also led to various exchanges with international artists, all thanks to the country’s opening-up to the outside world. This introduced an unprecedented creative energy, with profound transformations, into Chinese art.
This exhibition is made up of a selection of works, including paintings, Chinese inks, prints and sculptures, that are representative of China’s National Art Museum’s collection. These pieces have been brought together with the aim of reflecting the changes that occurred during this period of reform and liberalisation and offering the Spanish public a concise, yet general, view of Chinese art from this time. Living alongside a tremendously rich society, Chinese artists have a particular perception of reality. From a base of traditions that have been inherited from other artistic ideas from outside of China, contemporary Chinese artists have developed artistic concepts and formal styles that are extremely varied. Through their works, the vibrant development of their society and the transformations of Chinese culture can be appreciated.