Press Reviews

Mother of Modern Art

'You need to go and experience the work for yourself...'

Sotheby's blog

Not to be Missed: Chinese Performance at Hayward Gallery

The Independent - Zoe Pilger

'...the art here is outstanding.' Five Stars

' entertainingly quirky show.'

'The experience that lies inside pushes boundaries in a healthy, good-humoured, profoundly surreal way.'

This is Tomorrow

'...the work is profound.'


'The Hayward’s "Art of Change: New Directions from China" captures a pivotal moment in the country’s art scene.'

'The exhibition does not make for comfortable viewing but it provides a fascinating glimpse of how confusing it must be to live in extremely “interesting times”.'

Independent on Sunday – Charles Darwent

'"Extraordinarily" and "good" are words that spring to mind. There is a maturity and meticulousness to much of the art that is missing in its British equivalent.' FIVE STARS

Financial Times - Rachel Spence

'Hayward [Gallery] is giving Chinese contemporary art the serious consideration it deserves.'

The Observer - Laura Cumming

'Almost every work in Art of Change has the force of an encounter.'

The Times (£)

‘This was the first exhibition of Chinese art I’ve seen in Britain that really allows it to speak for itself... superb.’ 4 STARS

Front Row - BBC Radio 4

Charlotte Mullins reviews Art of Change: New Directions from China.

'Not since I explored the 798 Art District in Beijing have I seen such a great display of Chinese contemporary art.'

Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery