First edition. - Göttingen, Germany : Steidl ; New York, New York : The Walther Collection, 2018.
Book — 384 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Christopher Phillips, Wu Hung, and Artur Walher: A Conversation
Life and Dreams / Christopher Phillips
Ruins as Autobiography / Wu Hung
New Framework / Rong Rong
'New Photo' and Its Historical Conditions / Wu Hung
Enlightenment through a dark lens / Karen Smith
One and Thirty / Stephanie H. Tung
From the Illusory to the Political / James D. Poborsa
A History of Erasure / Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong
A Spatial Film / Christopher Phillips
A Conversation between Yang Fudong and Wu Hung
Media in No Man's Land / Xin Wang
Notes on 'New Media' / Lu Yang.
"Since the early 1990s, photography and media art have rapidly come to occupy significant places in Chinese contemporary art. 'Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art' shows the widespread adoption of photography, video, and digital imaging by successive generations of Chinese artists, as seen in a range of visually inventive and emotionally charged works. Many of them reflect the artists' immediate responses to the unprecedented changes that have swept through China in recent decades, transforming not just the urban landscape, but also key aspects of social relations and everyday life. Some of the most recent media works employ elaborately imaginative and fantasy-driven means to suggest where those changes may ultimately lead the country and its inhabitants." --publisher's description, page  of dust jacket.