The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art Book

The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Peggy Wang
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452963341

The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

A revelatory reclaiming of five iconic Chinese artists and their place in art history During the 1980s and 1990s, a group of Chinese artists (Zhang Xiaogang, Wang Guangyi, Sui Jianguo, Zhang Peili, and Lin Tianmiao) ascended to new heights of international renown. Even as their fame increased, they came to be circumscribed by simplistic Western interpretations of their artworks as social and political critiques, a perspective that privileged stories of dissidence over deep engagement with the art itself. Through in-depth case studies of these five artists, Peggy Wang offers a corrective to previous appraisals, demonstrating how their works address fundamental questions about the forms, meanings, and possibilities of art. By the end of the 1980s, Chinese artists were scrutinizing earlier waves of Western influence and turning instead to their own heritage and culture to forge their own future histories. As the national trauma of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre converged with the mounting expansion of the global art world, these artists turned to art as a profoundly generative site for grappling with their place in the world. Wang demonstrates how they consciously and energetically sought to make their own ideas about art and art history visible in contemporary art. Wang’s argument is informed by extensive primary research, including close examination of the artworks, analysis of Chinese language documents and archives, and deeply personal interviews with the artists. Their words uncover layers of meaning previously obscured by the popular and often recycled assessments that many of these works have received until now. Beyond Wang’s reinterpretation of these individual artists, she contributes to an urgent conversation on the future direction of art history: how do we map engagements between art from different parts of the world that are embedded within different art histories? What does it mean for histories of contemporary art—and art history more generally

A History of Contemporary Chinese Art Book

A History of Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Yan Zhou
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811511417

A History of Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

Chinese art has experienced its most profound metamorphosis since the early 1950s, transforming from humble realism to socialist realism, from revolutionary art to critical realism, then avant-garde movement, and globalized Chinese art. With a hybrid mix of Chinese philosophy, imported but revised Marxist ideology, and western humanities, Chinese artists have created an alternative approach – after a great ideological and aesthetic transition in the 1980s – toward its own contemporaneity though interacting and intertwining with the art of rest of the world. This book will investigate, from the perspective of an activist, critic, and historian who grew up prior to and participated in the great transition, and then researched and taught the subject, the evolution of Chinese art in modern and contemporary times. The volume will be a comprehensive and insightful history of the one of the most sophisticated and unparalleled artistic and cultural phenomena in the modern world.

Contemporary Chinese Art  Primary Documents Book
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Contemporary Chinese Art Primary Documents

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : The Museum of Modern Art
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780870706479

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Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art Book

Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Meiqin Wang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317481690

Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

This book explores the relationship between the ongoing urbanization in China and the production of contemporary Chinese art since the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wang provides a detailed analysis of artworks and methodologies of art-making from eight contemporary artists who employ a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, and performance. She also sheds light on the relationship between these artists and their sociocultural origins, investigating their provocative responses to various processes and problems brought about by Chinese urbanization. With this urbanization comes a fundamental shift of the philosophical and aesthetic foundations in the practice of Chinese art: from a strong affiliation with nature and countryside to one that is complexly associated with the city and the urban world.

The Art of Contemporary China  World of Art  Book

The Art of Contemporary China World of Art

  • Author : Jiang Jiehong
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780500776285

The Art of Contemporary China World of Art Excerpt :

A redefinition of contemporary Chinese art from the last forty years in the context of unprecedented cultural, political, and urban transformation, written by an authority on the subject. Contemporary Chinese art is a subject of sustained and growing significance in present-day culture across the globe. This new volume in the World of Art series reframes Chinese art since the end of China’s Cultural Revolution more than four decades ago, placing it in the context of the nation’s unprecedented cultural, political, and urban transformation. Based on original research by writer, curator, and leading scholar in the field of contemporary Chinese art, Jiang Jiehong, this volume explores the area through firsthand materials and in-depth interviews with more than thirty artists. Providing the most up-to-date understanding of contemporary Chinese art, Jiang includes a variety of media, ranging from painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to installation, video, performance, and participatory art. Featuring over 150 color images of artworks by more than fifty internationally renowned Chinese artists, including Ai Weiwei and Zhang Peili, as well as emerging artists, such as Zhao Zhao, The Art of Contemporary China presents a wide variety of practices through curatorial discussions and images of original installation views and historical art events. What emerges are revelations on art, and new insights into contemporary China. Fulfilling a need for an accessible, affordable introduction to contemporary Chinese art, this volume offers a concise but far-reaching survey of the movement.

Contemporary Chinese Art Book

Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Wu Hung
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 0500239207

Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

The first and only comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art, one of the most vital and expanding sectors of the global art world today

Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art Book
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Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Mary Wiseman
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-03-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004187955

Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

How contemporary Chinese art is creating “a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,” as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China.

Contemporary Chinese Art Book

Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Paul Gladston
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780233086

Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

Since the confirmation of Deng Xiaoping’s policy of Opening and Reform in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has undergone a liberalization of culture that has led to the production of numerous forms of avant-garde, experimental, and museum-based art. With a fast-growing international market and a thriving artistic community, contemporary Chinese art is riding a wave of prosperity, though issues of censorship still abound. Shedding light on the current art scene, Paul Gladston’s Contemporary Chinese Art puts China’s recent artistic output into the context of the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions that surround it. Providing a critical mapping of ideas and practices that have shaped the development of Chinese art, Gladston shows how these combine to bind it to the structure of power and state both within and outside of China. Focusing principally on art produced by artists from mainland China—including painting, film, video, photography, and performance—he also discusses art created in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and diasporic communities. Illustrated with 150 images, Contemporary Chinese Art unravels the complexities of politics, artistic practice, and culture in play in China’s art scene.

A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature Book

A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature

  • Author : Zicheng Hong
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004157545

A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature Excerpt :

"A thorough overview and analysis of the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, focusing primarily on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing"--Provided by publisher.

Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art Book

Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art

  • Author : Hsingyuan Tsao
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438437927

Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art Excerpt :

Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.

Total Modernity and the Avant Garde in Twentieth Century Chinese Art Book

Total Modernity and the Avant Garde in Twentieth Century Chinese Art

  • Author : Minglu Gao
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-29
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262294713

Total Modernity and the Avant Garde in Twentieth Century Chinese Art Excerpt :

A groundbreaking book that describes a distinctively Chinese avant-gardism and a modernity that unifies art, politics, and social life. To the extent that Chinese contemporary art has become a global phenomenon, it is largely through the groundbreaking exhibitions curated by Gao Minglu: "China/Avant-Garde" (Beijing, 1989), "Inside Out: New Chinese Art" (Asia Society, New York, 1998), and "The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art" (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2005) among them. As the first Chinese writer to articulate a distinctively Chinese avant-gardism and modernity—one not defined by Western chronology or formalism—Gao Minglu is largely responsible for the visibility of Chinese art in the global art scene today. Contemporary Chinese artists tend to navigate between extremes, either embracing or rejecting a rich classical tradition. Indeed, for Chinese artists, the term "modernity" refers not to a new epoch or aesthetic but to a new nation—modernityinextricably connects politics to art. It is this notion of "total modernity" that forms the foundation of the Chinese avant-garde aesthetic, and of this book. Gao examines the many ways Chinese artists engaged with this intrinsic total modernity, including the '85 Movement, political pop, cynical realism, apartment art, maximalism, and the museum age, encompassing the emergenceof local art museums and organizations as well as such major events as the Shanghai Biennial. He describes the inner logic of the Chinese context while locating the art within the framework of a worldwide avant-garde. He vividly describes the Chinese avant-garde's embrace of a modernity that unifies politics, aesthetics, and social life, blurring the boundaries between abstraction, conception, and representation. Lavishly illustrated with color images throughout, this book will be a touchstone for all considerations of Chinese contemporary art.

The Chinese Art Book Book

The Chinese Art Book

  • Author : Colin Mackenzie
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0714865753

The Chinese Art Book Excerpt :

The Chinese Art Book is a beautifully packaged, authoritative, and unprecedented overview of Chinese art from its earliest dynasties to the contemporary generation of artists enlivening today's art world. 300 works represent every form of Chinese visual art, including painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, figurines, jade, bronze, gold and silver, photography, video, installation, and performance art. Full of surprises for readers of all levels, The Chinese Art Book breaks new ground by pairing works that speak to one another in unexpected ways, enlightening historical, stylistic and cultural connections. Concise descriptive essays place each work in context, while cross-references lead the reader on a fascinating journey through Chinese art history. The Chinese Art Book features an introductory essay by Colin Mackenzie, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Nelson-Akins Museum of Art, along with an accessible summary of Chinese political and cultural history, a comprehensive glossary defining technical terms, and an illustrated timeline.

Shu Book


  • Author : Wu Hung
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Art, Chinese
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131744539

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Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China Book

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China

  • Author : Meiqin Wang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429853630

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China Excerpt :

This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China’s top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight art professionals who assume the role of artist, critic, curator, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and social activist, among others, as they strive to expose the injustice and inequality many Chinese people have suffered, raise public awareness of pressing social and environmental problems, and invent new ways and infrastructures to support various underprivileged social groups.

Ink Art Book

Ink Art

  • Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Art Chinese--20th century--Themes motives--Exhibitions
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588395047

Ink Art Excerpt :

"Featuring 70 works in various media--paintings, calligraphy, photographs, woodblock prints, video, and sculpture--that were created during the past three decades, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China will demonstrate how China's ancient pattern of seeking cultural renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Although all of the artists have transformed their sources through new modes of expression, visitors will recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past. The exhibition will be organized thematically into four parts and will include such highlights as Xu Bing's dramatic Book from the Sky (ca. 1988), an installation that will fill an entire gallery; Family Tree (2000), a set of vivid photographs documenting a performance by Zhang Huan in which his facial features--and his identity--are obscured gradually by physiognomic texts that are inscribed directly onto his face; and Map of China (2006) by Ai Weiwei, which is constructed entirely of wood salvaged from demolished Qing dynasty temples." --