it is an interesting topic, so i "break in" without an invitation!
i am from china and moved over to the states 15 years ago. it had been exclusively soviet type of realism there until the outside world was introduced to the younger artists there.
the european buyers, curators and collectors, go to china with the perception of a great new times for the local artists who now have freedom, and believe this is the great time for buying master pieces of a remarkable time of change. they believe the chinese artists are screaming with political statements, and they are looking for the conceptual arts there. since the highest prices go to that category, the smart and more famous, much richer chinese viasual artists do not use any brushes or pallet knifes, they use surgeon knifes to cut their own skin and transplants to pigs, and wiseversa...it is the dominating artistic movements there right now.
i would like to hear some comments from the american visual artists for their view of this, because most chinese artists are confused today, the artistic critiques are quiet because they dare not to comment.
anyone out there care to comment?