The main focus of ASAP’s second catalog originally produced in 2010 is to show European / Austrian artists who lived and worked in China for a certain period of time, or artists who are rooted in the Western tradition and translate or analyzed Chinese culture into their own semantics, and with their own methods.
In “ Da Bao” 21 artists are translating both for themselves and for the audience what they have understood during their stay in China. Most of the works in this exhibition catalog are based on the notion of concept art and artists involving themselves in the transition China is undergoing both as a nation and as a society. Other artists in the exhibition translated for themselves, talking to themselves in a formal language which takes in the Chinese visual world they are surrounded with. Many works are based rather on illusions and imagination, misinterpretation and subjective individual compositions than on facts and figures.