Wei Dong

China

Artist biography

Wei Dong is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in China, like other well-known artists such as Chen Shaoxiong, Jiu Society, Fang Lijun , Wang Xu, and Huang Yishan.

Wei Dong's exhibition

Wei Dong most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong (26 September 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition The Crossroads.

Wei Dong in private collections

Wei Dong's works can be seen in Wellsyke collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Won Sou-Yeol, Farhad Farzali, and Ruth Asawa.

Historical Context of China

China has always been a rather ungraspable figure in the eyes of the West, distinctive in its cultural and political institutions and quite restricted in essence, but nonetheless representative of an incredibly sophisticated and creatively rich culture. China remains a pioneer in technology and technical innovation, in the respective domains of the arts and sciences, and an dazing number of innovations have been established by Chinese artisans. This includes true porcelain, with kaolin as the main ingredient, which was developed in the early 1300s. It is not until 1722 that the Meissen factory in Germany discovered the fundamental elements of the recipe, thus enabling Europe to produce porcelain of the same technical qualities. The art and culture of the Maoist era, which would live on for decades from the mid-century period, were used as a mean for a number of propagandist ideals, serving the revolutionary communism of Mao Zedong.

Wei Dong

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