Plum Blossoms Gallery (New York) is pleased to present Democracy Forever: Chinese Artists Perceptions of Global Politics, a group show featuring emerging talent from mainland China and influential gallery artists working across a range of media. Part of a series of group shows designed by the gallery to consider contemporary Chinese art from an informed, topical perspective, Democracy Forever addresses recent developments in China in relation to the current state of global affairs. Entry into the World Trade Organization, plans to host the 2008 Olympic Games, the rise of internet culture, and booming business with international investors has prompted a new wave of global consciousness in China. At the same time, American military action overseas has given rise to worldwide agitation and a re-evaluation of ‘the democratic ideals’ used to justify such maneuvers. Chinese art has a prestigious history of political commentary, but now Chinese artists are addressing politics from more complex, ironic perspectives.