Editorial - Chinese Art outside the Art Space

Jiang, Jiehong (2018) Editorial - Chinese Art outside the Art Space. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, 5 (2/3). pp. 111-115. ISSN 2051-7041

Editorial - Chinese Art outside the Art Space.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (677kB)


The notion of ‘exhibition’ originated from the West, in the context of our discussion, usually as an organized presentation and display of a selection of items in a space of art museum, gallery or institution that open to the public. Generally acknowledged, perhaps one of the earliest examples was first Paris Salon held in the Palais-Royal in 1667, and by 1699, the exhibition’s growth prompted a move to the Grand Galerie of the Louvre. Salon thus became the public space for art in the modern sense, inviting aesthetic judgments. Soon after, in the eighteenth century, art exhibitions proliferated throughout Europe and in Britain, most notably, there has been the annual summer show of London’s Royal Academy which was first unveiled in 1769. Since the second half of the nineteenth century, European cities and states began to sponsor large international art exhibitions to build up and secure their identities as cultural centres, including the Venice Biennale, founded in 1895, as one of the most famous and enduring examples (Altshuler 2008: 12-3). From the 1990s on, today, we have seen biennials and triennials established as instruments of economic and cultural development worldwide, whilst art has been exhibited mostly in the art museum and gallery spaces.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1386/jcca.5.1.3_2
1 July 2018Accepted
1 September 2018Published
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-06 - Asian studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-02 - art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts > Birmingham School of Art
Depositing User: Lauren Walden
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 13:36
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:50
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11211

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


In this section...