Chen Qingqing's Fantasy Museum
Updated: 2015-07-02 09:35
By Niamh Cunningham(chinadaily.com.cn)
Artist Chen Qingqing. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The café, perched above the 798 art district, was empty, giving the sunlight a golden opportunity to shadow wooden tables. The setting seemed apt as across the table from me sat Chen Qingqing, a leading light, in more ways than one, of Chinese contemporary art.
With a major exhibition, "Fantasy Museum" showing at the Yuan Art Museum, her first in three years, Qingqing is relishing the chance to show her work, which focuses on wooden drawer installations, fiber hemp grass garments and light boxes, to a new audience.