14 March 2016 – 16 July 2016

Qatar museum today launches an exhibition with works including graphics, sculptures, paintings and gaming animation by 15 contemporary Chinese artists. The event is curated by  New York based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, presented in the context of Qatar China 2016 Year of Culture.
 The Artist returned after his solo exhibition at the Qatar’s Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in 2011, to put his energies into the new exhibit opening today in which artworks exemplifying each and every artist’s unique artistic language and methodology will be displayed in individual galleries, a curatorial approach further highlighting the distinctive creative pursuit of each individual participant.
Artist Hu Zhijun installing his clay sculptures Sculpting Contemporary Chinese Art History. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio

In a statement, QM explained the focus of the exhibition:

In response to the lack of detailed consideration given to contemporary Chinese artists’ artistic value and originality, the exhibition confronts the contemporary art world with the questions: What about the art itself? How do these Chinese artists contribute to the creativity of contemporary art?

What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China examines the issue of creativity—a topic rarely touched upon in the multitude of exhibitions on Chinese contemporary art.


Work created by Chinese Artist XuZhen