1987 · China
Galleries and Exhibitions
Ruozhe Xue is represented and exhibited by Rosenfeld Porcini located in London, the United Kingdom. Ruozhe Xue's work has most recently been exhibited at Rosenfeld Porcini in London (06 June 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art. Ruozhe Xue's only other exhibition is Distorted Reality, which took place at Rosenfeld Porcini in London, the United Kingdom (02 October 2019 - 15 November 2019).
Historical Context of China
For centuries, China has been among 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. In the Maoist era, stretching for decades from the mid-century period, art and culture served the revolutionary communism of Chairman Mao, brimming with the heroic figures of social realism and various propagandist ideals.
Further Biographical Context for Ruozhe Xue
Ruozhe Xue was born in 1987 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
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