Britta Erickson on Yang Jiechang

An excerpt from Britta Erickson's essay published in Art Asia Pacific 65 (September/October 2009, 117-123):


"Yang Jiechang's experiences as a young adult afforded him extended exposure to two expressions of art production as a locus of social interaction: the benign example he observed in his teacher's studio and the highly fraught example readily apparent in the context of the Cultural Revolution. Since then, he has devoted considerable energy and thought to analyzing the power struggles threaded through every aspect of the art world and of society, from the governmental level to the institutional, all the way down to the personal. [...]"