The Guggenheim Museum’s Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World presents the conceptual and performance practices that brought Chinese artists into the discourse of global contemporary art.
HONG KONG — After the Tiananmen uprising and ensuring crackdown in 1989, the Chinese art world nosedived in a stark and different direction.
Belgian industrialist Guy Ullens is the most important international collector of Chinese contemporary art, amassing an encyclopedic collection and opening a contemporary art museum in Beijing. Now he’s selling off a part of that collection at Sotheby’s. Here’s why the sale is important.