Theorists is the authority of the contemporary art, is the contemporary art of navigation, and under the guidance of painters and viewers are theorists, looking for art direction. However, on the traditional definition of theorists narrow generalization of team constantly in view of the current art theorists, need to be redefined according to their living condition, contemporary theorists are divided into three types.
First category are career-oriented. Career theorist active in all levels of authority, is the knowledge of government officials, and some gaocan of the Government, its views and writings have considerable influence on those. Career type gaocan-scholars can play a role on a larger scale. In the more concentrated the power of community in China, into the world of intellectuals in politics say that it is national treatment to the scientific and cultural history of great progress.
But due to the dual catalytic role of history and reality factors, internal to the power of complex rules and official way in politics is still at a subtle effect on the level of the administrative operation of the machine. When people go with the rhythm of its strength and a duck when, while being squeezed and restraint.
Faced with this situation, to scholars in the US there are two life choices: denial of strain in order to preserve their nature, had to withdraw from career, or quit the career competition; or the appropriate change ourselves to adapt to the environment. Both of these select success and failure is not clear and simple assessment scale, advance and retreat is only survival strategy, and to save their aim should be to good for the survival of pure nature, and efforts in pursuit of the truth, realm.
-Is the study of the second kind. Study-theorists are mostly full-time researchers and university teachers, according to the popular saying, intellectuals are within the system. They tell are primarily students and readers, impact on the Government to be weaker than career intellectuals. Because you don’t go career, their thoughts and deeds more freedom and personality, can form some distinctive points of view and original research.
Due to powers outside the Central study-theorists, therefore often be frustrated for all one ‘ s talent sense, in boosting text inevitably with extreme emotional addition, scholars in the study with secular life is outside the campus and the lack of fresh stimulus from the life and practice, inevitably some poor soils, and are at risk of desertification.
Outside the system of the third kind is the so-called theorist. They are freelancers, no units or affiliated units, but the arrangement is only nominally. They often participate in the activities in the name of civil organizations, they are mainstream and more alienated, and selected marginalized way of life. Since Gan edge, they are more straightforward on freedom of thought and action, the academic production and survival of the business in a more open, more diverse platforms.
Means are they important strategy of internationalization. Them in quite a long time to be avant-garde artist link with the international community, as spokesmen of the avant-garde. It is through their understanding of China’s avant-garde art in Western society, and through their planning in Chinese contemporary art exhibition held abroad, and to convene a seminar of Chinese contemporary art. And the freedom of speech and writings of theorists would become the main channel of the Western understanding of modern Chinese art. Although the West just want to get information.
In order not being left out of the public due to marginalization, theory of homely resort to the media, for which they had to bow to some sponsors and investors profit instincts and marketing operations, adjusted as required by other components of art theory and art criticism. In view of this, freedom is on the surface of a price to pay, and the cost and sometimes very expensive.
Community is called fourth class theorists
Social life is called fourth class theorists, intellectuals, across types of theorists in that compound. They have advantages and strengths of the first three theorists, have the versatility to adapt to various social needs.
First, the compound theorists have a good relationship with mainstream awareness and administrative levels, comparison of the views and opinions can pass smoothly, and influence decision makers. They are familiar with public machine operating procedures and rules of the game, know what the channel gate, what is the hub can borrow administrative efforts to finish a large cultural project. Individual action to import the State of the intellectuals in reform and construction in flood, multiply the personal energy released.
For example, writers Feng jicai took an interest in Chinese folk art many years ago, and is acutely aware of the folk art of endangered great danger. A dozen years, he used his political identity (Mr FUNG is member of the National Committee) and writers celebrity benefit, appeal to contend with, concerned attention Finally, converted to domestic concerns of the international community’s general concern, make the work arduous undertakings included in the Government, acts of Government. Mr Frederick FUNG did not in any position of the Government departments, but his role than officials are large, because he has a sharp cultural vision.
Second, the compound theorist on cultural industries, and quite familiar with the art market, they are good at theory of chimeric fragments to exhibition, communication, publication, performance and speech, public behavior, the theory of public space as a result of high quality gold-plated sparkling. Compound theorist familiar with how esoteric theory is “nutrition” decomposition, to benefit from the mass digestion and absorption. They are directly involved in the cultural industries, assume the role of planners, planning is a planning activity ideas, until the implementation of behavior of utilitarianism. Cultural planning is the contemporary market launch of the cultural industry. Whether planning exhibitions, performances, meetings, interviews, publishing, is also planning celebrations and other activities, theorists planners have attached more importance to the cultural taste, good in the marketing of cultural activities to maintain and enhance the spirit of the pursuit, led the participants object of elegant. Theorists planning portrait protection maintains its own scholars, as in the name of an elegant image, at the same time also gained in the operation of the market a wide range of social and economic benefits.
In recent years, Chinese avant-garde art exhibition and seminar, become an integral part of the global art scene, art planning course will not ignore this piece of the cake in the market. Theorists with avant-garde artists relations are becoming closer, the marginalization of the latter State because of media attention, due to the involvement and promotion of theorists and increasingly move to the front of the public domain. Theorists on the interpretation of avant-garde as it fills a number of essential support. For example, the uniqueness of Chinese art, inheritance and innovation of art, played the cynical sarcastic and playful artist, show deep humanitarian color not dew in the works. After theorists of harmless treatment of marginalization, avant-garde and row specific weakening of mainstream life, primarily in the planning and operations outside the system, can now be conducted in the system, and a handheld “national official passport” Crow-land on the international stage, not only in a personal capacity to participate in activities as before.
Theorists must, maintaining the character and academic scholars of taste
Cross-class theorists and various theorists have maintained a good relationship, communication with upper and lower can, within and outside the system were well away, building and planning are its capability, play diverse roles in the diverse cultural space, playing multiple roles, is a contemporary social activists. Compound theorists now more is a type of imagination, is the ideal talent in the community call, at the same time we cannot deny that seaman could easily into active in the economic tide Mall childcare, become pengjiao. If the purpose is, childcare is the means, the theorist has almost become a trick, his career as a scholar of the end. Therefore, cross-class theorists must carefully guard their character and academic scholars.