Evelyn Taocheng Wang
1981 · China
Evelyn Taocheng Wang is an established mid-career artist, who originates from China, like other celebrated artists such as Mingjun Luo, Guo Hongwei, Ma Desheng, David Evison, and Nabuqi. Evelyn Taocheng Wang was born in 1981.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Evelyn Taocheng Wang is represented and exhibited by Galerie Fons Welters located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Evelyn Taocheng Wang's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition For An Embarrassed Person It Is Always Very Difficult To Avoid Embarrassing Things at CARLOS/ISHIKAWA in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 05 May 2017 until 10 June 2017. Evelyn Taocheng Wang's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Group Exhibition (25 October 2019 - 15 November 2019) at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam and Group exhibition (25 April 2019 - 14 June 2019) at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam. Evelyn Taocheng Wang's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called For An Embarrassed Person It Is Always Very Difficult To Avoid Embarrassing Things and took place at CARLOS/ISHIKAWA in London, the United Kingdom from the 05 May 2017 to 10 June 2017.
Historical Context of China
For centuries, China has been one of the most sophisticated and artistic cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. Modern art production, when not focused on celebrating the ideals of the State, instead reworked many of the classical ideals of Calligraphic ink works made with the brush.
Further Biographical Context for Evelyn Taocheng Wang
Evelyn Taocheng Wang was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.
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