2018 is a very special year for me personally and for the art industry, because I think all the years of preparation and the efforts of practitioners make art really start to integrate with the public more and more in 2018. The increasing attention of the public to art, such as the "web celebrity exhibition", the auction price of record-breaking artworks and so on, is a good example. I am very pleased to see the growing influence of art in the mass society. All art practitioners, especially those engaged in contemporary art, have made their efforts over the years.
In 2019, I hope more people can participate in the appreciation, collection and experience of art. But I hope you can pay more attention to the connotation of art through the surface of glamour. Because connotation, spirit or the most important essence of art. Popular "web celebrity exhibition", the Forbidden City cultural creation project and so on, all of which have great attention and audience flow. When the audience can see more in-depth things through the surface, the real popularization of art will be.
- David Chau
2019 ART021 Shanghai contemporary art fair