1985 · United States
Christine Wang is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as William Allan, Grear Patterson, Adam Frezza, Jonathan Gardner, and William Staples. Christine Wang was born in 1985.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Christine Wang is represented and exhibited by 3 galleries around the world, in countries like the United States and Germany. Galleries include Night Gallery in the United States, as well as Galerie Nagel Draxler and Galerie Nagel Draxler oHG| Cologne in Germany. Christine Wang's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Gold Standard / Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] | Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, the United States. The exhibition was open from 11 January 2019 until 23 February 2019. Christine Wang's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is RELOCATION TAROT, which took place at Ever Gold [Projects] | Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, the United States (09 January 2018 - 27 January 2018).
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art centre worldwide. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Further Biographical Context for Christine Wang
Born in 1985, Christine Wang was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.