Dr Yu Wai Luen, Francis //
2014-2017 //

This research project aims at expanding the understanding of contemporary Chinese art through bringing together a selection of artists, artworks, and places for an investigation. The project examines the characteristics of contemporary art in three Chinese cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Hangzhou with a critical approach. The investigation puts focus on the ‘other aesthetic expressions’ revealed through works made by non-natives artists, being called ‘borrowed people’ in this project, who are living and working in the three respective places and making contributions to the art and cultural development of the places.