Cai Xiaosong

1964

Artist biography

Cai Xiaosong is an established artist, Cai Xiaosong was born in 1964. Artists like Ester Curini, Françoise Pétrovitch, Sharon Lockhart, Klaus Boekhoff, and Rocco Hettwer were also born in 1964.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Xiaosong

Born in 1964, Cai Xiaosong was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Cai Xiaosong

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