12 December 2008

A Matter of Taste 觀點與角度

Warning: Generalizations ahead.

Chinese people are aesthetically challenged. So there I said it. There are exceptions of course. I.M. Pei gave the world the Louvre pyramid and recently the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. David Tang created fashion label Shanghai Tang and in the process popularized the concept of Chinese chic. Zhang Yimou (張藝), ever the worshipper of beauty, wowed us with the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. And for every Pei, Tang and Zhang, there are thousands of other talented Chinese artists, architects and designers. But those outliers aside, the average Chinese person gets a failing grade in the subject of taste...


Read the rest of this article in HONG KONG State of Mind, published by Blacksmith Books, available at major bookstores in in Hong Kong, on Amazon and at Blacksmith Books.

1 comment:

  1. hey man, you are comparing 300 yrs of civilization vs.30 yrs of progress...be inclusive and forgiving