Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the 21st century. Contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, community, and nationality. It can be contradictory, confusing, and open-ended.


当代艺术是属于当下的艺术,由21世纪的艺术家创作而生。当代艺术作为文化交流的一部分,和大背景框架息息相关,诸如个人及文化身份,家庭环境、社会条件,以及种族国别。这就使当代文化充满了矛盾和困惑,思维发散不受局限。 We have learned a lot about Contemporary Art Market from Zhang, Xiaoming from W.Ming at our TCT 3rd anniversary luncheon at the Vancouver Art Gallery. This is a valuable lecture to learn about art and life investment.

在温哥华美术馆举办的《茶非茶》3周年午餐会上,我们从W.Ming 的Zhang, Xiaoming那里得到了很多关于当代艺术市场的讯息。这是我们了解对艺术和生活进行投资的极具价值的讲座。 “…"the market" isn’t really an autonomous subject. It’s a diversionary tactic -- essentially, a blend of economics, history, psychology, stagecraft and lifestyle; an unregulated field of commerce governed by desire, luck, stupidity, cupidity, personal connections, connoisseurship, intelligence, insecurity and whatever.” – Jerry Saltz (b. 1951, American art critic) “...’市場’不是一個真正的自主的主體。這是一個聲東擊西的戰術 - 本質上是一個融合經濟學、历史學、心理学、舞台藝術和生活方式的融合;是一個受慾望、運氣、愚蠢、貪婪、人脈關係、鑑賞、 智能、不安全和任何不規範的商業領域。” – Jerry Saltz (b. 1951, 美國藝術評論家) For over ten years now the Contemporary art segment has been the art market’s second most profitable segment with its prices rising nearly as fast as the Post-War segment (artists born between 1920 and 1944).

十多年来,当代艺术一直是艺术市场次盈利板块,该板块和战后板块(出生于1920至1944年间的艺术家的作品)一样热度持续,价格飞涨。 Every art should have its unique appeal, which is the vitality of art.

每件藝術都應該有它獨特的訴求,這種訴求就是藝術的生命力 。

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Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

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