Contemporary Chinese Art

Contemporary Chinese Art

Author: Wu Hung

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780500239209

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The first and only comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art, one of the most vital and expanding sectors of the global art world today From its underground genesis during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), contemporary Chinese art has become a dynamic and hugely influential force in a globalized art world. In this first major introduction to the topic, Wu Hung provides an accessible, focused, and much-needed narrative of the development of Chinese art across all media from the 1970s to the 2000s, a time span characterized by radical social, political, and economic change in China. The book is a richly illustrated and easy-to-navigate chronological survey that considers contemporary Chinese art both in the context of China’s history and in a global arena. Wu Hung explores the emergence of contemporary art—as opposed to officially sanctioned art—in the public sphere after the Cultural Revolution; the mobilization by young artists and critics of a nationwide avant-garde movement in the mid-1980s; the re-emphasis on individual creativity in the late 1980s and the heightened spirit of experimentation of the 1990s; and the more recent identification of Chinese artists, such as Ai Weiwei, as global citizens who create works for an international audience.
Contemporary Chinese Art
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Wu Hung
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-14 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

The first and only comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art, one of the most vital and expanding sectors of the global art world today From its underground genesis during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), contemporary Chinese art has become a dynamic and hugely influential force in a globalized art world. In
A History of Contemporary Chinese Art
Language: en
Pages: 519
Authors: Yan Zhou
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-30 - Publisher: Springer

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
Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art
Language: en
Pages: 477
Authors: Mary Wiseman, Liu Yuedi, Yuedi Liu
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-21 - Publisher: BRILL

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.
China—Art—Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: David Clarke
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-22 - Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

China—Art—Modernity provides a critical introduction to modern and contemporary Chinese art as a whole. It illuminates what is distinctive and significant about the rich range of art created during the tumultuous period of Chinese history from the end of Imperial rule to the present day. The story of Chinese art
The Art of Women in Contemporary China
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-08 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book presents in eight chapters the work of over 75 Chinese female artists, both pictorial and poetic. Their art is viewed within a framework of eight themes. The broad topics explored include the body; life; the representation of the experience of being a woman; home and the world; a