This interview was conducted at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong on 28 March 2009. 


Wang Keping (b. 1949, Beijing) is an artist who currently lives and works in France.

As one of the initial members of the Stars Group, Wang helped organize the 'Stars' exhibitions of 1979 and 1980, where he also showed his works. Wang works primarily in sculpture, and was an important artist of post-Mao China. From 1983 onwards, Wang’s sculpture has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions and also collected by the Paris Municipal Government, la Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Seoul Olympic Park, Boston University, the Taiwan Museum of Art and by private collectors worldwide.





In 2006, Asia Art Archive began a focused archiving project called 'Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990'. This project aimed at developing a comprehensive collection of primary research materials including books, periodicals, newspapers, exhibition brochures, invitations, video recordings, correspondence, and other relevant documents. 

As part of this project, AAA digitised more than 80,000 items of material from personal archives to include artists Mao Xuhui, Wu Shanzhuan, Zhang Xiaogang, and Zhang Peili; curators and critics Fei Dawei, Lu Peng, and Zheng Shengtian; as well as the archives of Tokyo Art Gallery. As part of the research process over 75 in-depth interviews with key artists, curators, and critics were conducted. From a portion of these interviews, AAA created a documentary film about experimental art in South China (Guangzhou) in the 1980s entitled From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s.

AAA’s 1980s archiving project culminated with the launch of a comprehensive website portal called in September 2010.

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Fang Wen: Wang Ke Ping

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Interview: Wang Keping (Chinese subtitles), 訪問:王克平