ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH ART ASIA 2008 VIDEO
Andrew Erdos, a young US artist who has exhibited in China, attends the Preview Party of the Art Asia and interviews leaders of the Asian art scene including Ethan Cohen, founder of Art Asia and Jim Becker Project Coordinator of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.
Not only valuable for putting faces to the names of influencers in the current Asian art scene, there are snips of interesting content for example:
- Ethan Cohen points out that 13 of the top 50 contemporary artists are Asian and
- Jim Becker introduces the intriguing work of Feng Mengbo, a Chinese artist who recodes video games to include Chinese iconography creating a form of art which can be played.
Though titled ‘The Influencers of Art Asia’ the video is heavily biassed towards Chinese art.
Other artists covered in the video include Huang Yan (photgrapher, sculptor, painter and promoter of arts), Wang Xiaodi an emerging Chinese artist and Yue Minjun.