Curator and critic Barbara Pollack speaks about her new book, Brand New Art from China: A
Generation on the Rise (I.B. Tauris), the first to tell the story of how these Chinese millennials, fast becoming global art superstars, negotiate their cultural heritage and what this means for China’s impact on the future of global culture. Many young Chinese artists have declared they are “not Chinese, but global”—this book investigates just what that means for China, the art market, and the world.
Barbara Pollack is an award-winning journalist, art critic, and curator who is one of the world’s leading authorities on contemporary Chinese art. Pollack’s writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Departures, Art and Auction, and Art in America, among many others. She has also written several groundbreaking monographs on young Chinese artists, including the first published artist profile of Ai Weiwei for ARTnews in 2005. She lectures regularly across the USA and Asia, and was the keynote speaker at 2018’s Art Basel Hong Kong.