Today's Chinese artists explain an evolving country
Something old, something new
The artist Ma Jun comments on China's relatively new consumerism with "New China Series Car No. 1." The car, a symbol of prosperity, is a commentary on China's relatively recent consumerism. It is made of porcelain, represent the country's long tradition of porcelain art. The world's most famous Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, is nowhere to be found in the exhibition.