Jo-Ey Tang

1978 · China

Artist biography

Jo-Ey Tang is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from China. Jo-Ey Tang was born in 1978. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Wang Ningde, Su-En Wong and Li Songsong.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jo-Ey Tang is represented and exhibited by Galerie Joseph Tang located in Paris, France. Jo-Ey Tang most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Joseph Tang in Paris (02 October 2019 until 07 November 2019) with the exhibition An Autumn Pantomime. Jo-Ey Tang's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Material Art Fair | Mexico City (05 February 2020 - 08 February 2020) at Lyles & King in New York and Animot (15 February 2020 - 21 March 2020) at Lyles & King in New York.

Historical Context of China

An innovator in technology and technical development in both the arts and sciences, China and its artisans have pioneered many incredible innovations. For example, true porcelain, with kaolin as the key ingredient, was developed in China in the early 1300s. It would not be developed in Europe with the same technical quality and physical properties until 1722, when the Meissen factory in Germany also unboltned the secrets of the recipe. In the Maoist era, which would last for decades from the mid-century period, art and culture served the revolutionary communism of Chairman Mao, replete with the heroic figures of social realism and various propagandist ideals.

Further Biographical Context for Jo-Ey Tang

Jo-Ey Tang was born in 1978 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 a key decade politically, 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 prominent 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Jo-Ey Tang

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