An international art world that has called persistently for radical socioeconomic change is now faced with it.
Paul Gladston is the inaugural Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He was previously Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham and, before that, inaugural Head of the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Paul has written extensively on contemporary Chinese art and culture with respect to the concerns of critical theory. His recent book-length publications include Contemporary Chinese Art: A Critical History (2014), and Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili: Towards a Critical Contemporaneity (2019).