|Kicking off the third
International Dashanzi Art Festival, the AAF fair offered Beijing
art lovers a chance to pick up a piece that was not only affordable, but
would look amazing and may even be worth something someday.
The fair showed works of exceptionally high quality
from some of the biggest names and emerging avant-garde in Chinese art,
so those with a keen eye even be able to buy a piece that could skyrocket
in value. Amelie Gallery showcased contemporary
artist Jin SongMin's bold and courageous woodcuts, which were
taken away very quickly by buyers.
|Amelie Gallery and Artist Jin
SongMin also co-created a piece of performance art at the entrance
of the 700 square meters Art Seasons Gallery. With 1 million note of funerary
money and a penny, two Buddha portraits (one is nailed at heart and another
doling out his head to a beggar) and a lucky draw approach to randomly determine
the price of a piece of art, the performance challenged people to think
about the value of art and the humble economic existence of committed artist,
calling more actions to support Chinese art.