The 2008 global financial crisis caused a precipitous drop in the multi-million dollar auction prices that modern Chinese art was fetching. This has led to increased focus on a highly experimental approach to contemporary art with new media that was born in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Become familiar with those artists who bucked the trend, even in the height of the boom. A retrospective of works and brief introductions to 19 Chinese artists working in performance and conceptual art, film and video, installation, sound art, and digital art. This is a select group that has created the landscape of contemporary Chinese art and are dictating its future.