Mountains and Streams – Eight Chinese Artists in Stockholm
A vibrant art scene, with museums appearing like mushrooms, a dynamic economy, and a government enthusiastic about art; that’s the reality in China today. The Mountains & Streams exhibition at CFHILL, which features seven of the most buzzed-about Chinese artists today, is curated by Melanie, who was involved in building the country’s most prestigious collection in recent years: multi-millionaire Budi Tek’s YUZ Museum in Shanghai.
Mountains and Streams will be the fifth exhibition at CFHILL in recent times to highlight one of the current hot spots of the art world. Previous zeitgeist-inspired exhibitions visited New York, Tel Aviv, and London, and this spring, we showed LA Dreams, which, like Mountains and Streams, was curated by the American-Chinese art scholar Melanie Lum. Apart from keeping track of recent developments in these regions, she has been involved in spreading knowledge and educating a new generation of enthusiastic collectors.
According to her, the contemporary art scene in China has been characterised by expansion and vitality. Art, which has always played an important role in China, has served to bind together the domains of politics, the religion, and philosophy of life. Even in today’s intense economy, art exists in symbiosis with society. As a result of this, intentional actions have been taken to improve conditions for creative work. There is an accelerating influx of new galleries, museums, and art centres, and along with this, a growing international network of emerging major collectors.