Does Inheritance Mean Persistence in Art or Lack of Innovation? Shehuo, Ancient Chinese Performance Art

Published: 26.05.2020
Photo by Xinhua Yang.
Photo by Xinhua Yang

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Felicia Li analyzes "Shehuo", which builds the traditional base to mass-produced folk art originating from China. Making the bridge to contemporary Chinese art jewelry, she concludes that the designs originate from western colleges and that they are not based on Chinas society and art. In her opinion, the Chinese style of art should be based on culture and experience to be more interesting and meaningful, ending with the question if Chinese contemporary jeweller has already appeared, or if it's just based on influences from abroad.