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In this first systematic introduction to contemporary Chinese art, 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. 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 where the distinctions between Eastern and Western culture are rapidly collapsing. The book is a richly illustrated and easy-to-navigate chronological survey that considers contemporary Chinese art both in the context of Chinas specific historical experiences and in a global arena. Wu Hung explores the emergence of avant-garde or 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, 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.
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  • According to what? : a questioning attitude / Mami Kataoka
  • The house of the people : forms of collaboration / Charles Merewether
  • Reconsidering reality : an interview with Ai Weiwei / Kerry Brougher.
A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that focuses on fundamental questions about the ways in which art and culture interrelate with society or how society interrelates with individual existence. As a result of his internationally acclaimed work and his direct engagement with Chinese policies and politics, Ai Weiwei has been thrust into the global spotlight. Featuring Ai's most significant works since 2000, this catalogue - a revised and updated version of the Japanese publication produced to accompany the Mori Art Museum's 2008 exhibition - offers insight into the artist's use of simple forms and artistic methods reminiscent of conceptual and minimal art, his preoccupation with the traditional design of furniture and other daily objects, and his iconoclastic attitudes towards traditional values and political authority. The title, According to What?, refers to a painting by Jasper Johns, whose work was a catalyst for Ai's entry into the field of contemporary art. Introducing viewers to Ai's enormously diverse oeuvre, this book includes the artist's most significant works in sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific architectural installations, making it an invaluable resource on the artist. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview conducted in March 2012 between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist.
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  • Acknowledgments Map Introduction 1 Chinese Art in the Age of Imperialism: The Opium War to the Treaty of Shimonoseki, 1842 1895 2 Art in the Creation of a New Nation: The Overthrow of the Qing and the Early Republic, 1895 1920 3 Art in the New Culture of the 1920s 4 Modern Art in the 1930s 5 The Golden Age of Guohua in the 1930s 6 Art in Wartime, 1937 1949 7 Western-Style Art under Mao, 1949 1966 8 Ink Painting, Lianhuanhua, and Woodcuts under Mao, 1949 1966 9 Art of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966 1976 10 Art after Mao, 1976 1989 11 Alternative Chinas: Hong Kong and Taiwan 12 No U-Turn: Chinese Art after 1989 13 The New Millennium, and the Chinese Century? Glossary and List of Characters Major Events in Modern Chinese Art Notes Selected Bibliography Index.
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In the early twenty-first century, China occupies a place on center stage in the international art world. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist in the modern age? This first comprehensive study of modern Chinese art history traces its evolution chronologically and thematically from the Age of Imperialism to the present day. Julia Andrews and Kuiyi Shen pay particular attention to the dynamic tension between modernity and tradition, as well as the interplay of global cosmopolitanism and cultural nationalism. This lively, accessible, and beautifully illustrated text will serve and enlighten scholars, students, collectors, and anyone with an interest in Asian art and artists.
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The complexity and confusion of styles and intentions are true characters of modern Chinese art. Just as the definition of 'modernity' was subjected to reinterpretations at various points in China's recent history, current notions of the canon are likewise subjected to change, because the canonicity of art, which rests no more on intrinsic aesthetic value than on external factors of timeliness and social impact, may be recalibrated with the passage of time. This book - consisting of ten articles by art historians, artist, historian, and curator - explores the developments of Chinese art in the previous century, applying critical theories to question and reinterpret concepts that are normally taken for granted. Their writings also reveal the thought processes in which the authors filtered what they considered to be important information, especially regarding people, events, dates, and artworks. As such, the topic of each article is, in itself, a result of judicious selection. This volume demonstrates how modern Chinese art history has been - and can be - written. Josh Yiu is the Foster Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum. Other contributors include Julia Andrews, Arnold Chang, Ralph Croizier, Zaixin Hong, Tamaki Maeda, Kuiyi Shen, Jerome Silbergeld, Qingli Wan, and Aida Yuen Wong.
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Although numerous books on the Cultural Revolution have been published, they do not analyze the profound shift in aesthetic values that occurred in China after the Communists took power. This fascinating book is the first to focus on artwork produced from the 1950s to the 1970s, when Mao Zedong was in leadership, and argues that important contributions were made during this period that require fuller consideration in Chinese art history, especially with relevance to the contemporary world.Previously, historians have tended to dismiss the art of the Cultural Revolution as pure propaganda. The authors of this volume (historians, art historians, and artists) argue that while much art produced during this time was infused with politics, and individual creativity and displays of free thought were sometimes stifled and even punished, it is short sighted to overlook the aesthetic sophistication, diversity, and accessibility of much of the imagery.Bringing together more than 200 extraordinary artworks, including oil paintings, ink scroll paintings, artist sketchbooks, posters, and objects from daily life, as well as primary documentation that has not been published outside of China or seen since the mid-20th century, this invaluable volume sheds new light on one of the most controversial and critical periods in history.
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xi, 300 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1 The Beautiful Object of Art For an Aesthetic Education Echoes of a New Calling In Pursuit of an Art Movement 2 Art Theory as Passionate Discourse on Subjectivity The Expressionist Imperative In the Whirlpool of Revolution To Represent an Epoch 3 The New Art Movement and Its Field of Vision An Aesthetic of Vigor Art and Its Discontent Seeing in Black and White 4 The Making of the Avant-Garde From the Ashes of the First Shanghai War 1933: Hangzhou and Beiping A Visual Esperanto 5 The Avant-Garde and the National Imaginary For a Public Art of the Nation Guangzhou as Epicenter Farewell, Shanghai Conclusion: The Origins of Roar, China! On Vision and Voice in Modern Chinese Art Notes Glossary Select Bibliography Illustrations Index.
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In "Origins of the Chinese Avant-Garde", Xiaobing Tang studies the art and art theories of the first half of the twentieth century, when modern Chinese art and literature emerged. He argues that the most consequential expression of the avant-garde was the modern woodcut movement that thrived in China in the 1930s. In this innovative study - also the first comprehensive account of this Chinese movement available in English - Tang examines the aesthetic, intellectual, and social appeal of the modern woodcut and places the movement at the intersection of historical events, individual efforts, and competing discourses on art. He also shows how the woodcut movement drew upon international inspiration - from German Expressionism, Soviet wood engravings, and Japanese creative prints.
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In "Parting the Mists", Aida Yuen Wong makes a convincing argument that the forging of a national tradition in modern China was frequently pursued in association with rather than in rejection of Japan. The focus of her book is on Japan's integral role in the invention of "national-style painting, " or guohua, in early-twentieth-century China. Guohua, referring to brush paintings on traditional formats, is often misconstrued as a residual conservatism from the dynastic age that barricaded itself within classical traditions. Wong places this art form at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange. Notable proponents of guohua (e.g., Chen Hengke, Jin Cheng, Fu Baoshi, and Gao Jianfu) are discussed in connection with Japan, where they discovered stylistic and ideological paradigms consonant with the empowering of "Asian/Oriental" cultural practices against the backdrop of encroaching westernization. Not just a "window on the West, " Japan stood as an informant of China modernism in its own right. The first book in English devoted to Sino-Japanese dialogues in modern art, "Parting the Mists" explores the sensitive phenomenon of Japanism in the practice and theory of Chinese painting. Wong carries out a methodologically agile study that sheds light on multiple spheres: stylistic and iconographic innovations, history writing, art theory, patronage and the market, geo-politics, the creation of artists' societies, and exhibitions. Without avoiding the dark history of Japanese imperialism, she provides a nuanced reading of Chinese views about Japan and the two countries' convergent, and often colliding, courses of nationalism.
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In this fascinating book, Catherine Yeh explores the Shanghai entertainment world at the close of the Qing dynasty. Established in the 1850s outside the old walled city, the Shanghai Foreign Settlements were administered by Westerners and so were not subject to the strict authority of the Chinese government. At the centre of this dynamic new culture that emerged was the courtesan, whose flamboyant public lifestyle and conspicuous consumption of modern goods set a style that was emulated by other women as they emerged from the 'inner quarters' of traditional Chinese society. Many Chinese visitors and sojourners were drawn to the Foreign Settlements. Men of letters seeking a living outside of the government bureaucracy found work in the Settlements' burgeoning print industry and formed the new class of urban intellectuals.Courtesans fled from oppressive treatment and the turmoil of uprisings elsewhere in China and found unprecedented freedom in Shanghai to redefine themselves and their profession. As the entertainment industry developed, publications sprang up to report on and promote it. Journalists and courtesans found that their interests increasingly coincided, and the Settlements became a cosmopolitan playground. Ritualized role-play based on novels such as "Dream of the Red Chamber" elevated the status of courtesan entertainment and led to culturally rich interactions between courtesans and their clients. As participants acted out the stories in public, they introduced modern notions of love and romance that were radically at odds with the traditional roles of men and women.Yet because social change arrived in the form of entertainment, it met with little resistance. Yeh shows how this fortuitous combination of people and circumstances, rather than official decisions or acts, created the first multicultural modern city in China. With illustrations from newspapers, novels, travel guides, and postcards, as well as contemporary written descriptions of life in foreign-driven, fast-paced, cutting-edge Shanghai, this study traces the mutual influences among courtesans, intellectuals, and the city itself in creating a modern, market-oriented leisure culture in China. Historians, literary specialists, art critics, and social scientists will welcome this captivating foray into the world of late nineteenth-century popular culture.
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An educated modern woman Wei Ming left home to pursue her own marriage and tried to live independently by teaching music and writing. But unemployment, failed marriage, sickness and social pressure pushed her to end her life.
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112, 96 p., [46] leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
  • Two-minute wash cycle : Huang Yong Ping's Chinese period / Fei Dawei
  • Change is the rule / Hou Honru
  • Why am I afraid of Huang Yong Ping? / Philippe Vergne
  • Writings by Huang Yong Ping
  • 1 Notebook 01, 1980-1989
  • 2 Chance, 1985-1987
  • 3 Xiamen Dada and Chan Buddhism, 1986-1988
  • 4 Discourse-art-power, 1985-1999
  • 5 Notes on augury, 1992-2003
  • Editor's afterword
  • Huang Yong Ping: a lexicon / Doryun Chong
  • Plates
  • Four paintings created according to random instructions
  • Wheel
  • The beard was easiest to burn
  • Ruben's lion bites Ruben's horse
  • Mona-Vinci
  • Dust
  • The history of Chinese painting and the history of modern western art washed in the washing machine for two minutes
  • Itchy on the front, numb on the back
  • Kitchen
  • Large turntable with four wheels
  • Manuscript goes through the wall
  • Trousers with firecrackers
  • Selection from investigative forms
  • Roulette wheel with six criteria
  • Drawing away the national art gallery
  • The house of oracles
  • Face/brain
  • The first phone call to Joseph Beuys after his death
  • Preparatory drawing for large turntable with four wheels
  • Untitled
  • 108 cards
  • Theater of the world--bridge theater of the world
  • Passage
  • The wise man learns from the spider how to spin a web
  • The pharmacy
  • Da Xian--the doomsday
  • Palaquin
  • Globe
  • Sixty-year cycle chariot
  • Eight-legged hat
  • Bank of sand, sand of bank
  • Python
  • Travel guide for 2000-2042
  • Bat project
  • 11 June 2002--the nightmare of George V
  • Two typhoons
  • Yong Ping--ping pong
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Long drawing of the bat project
  • Three wings
  • The pole of the East.
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224 p. : ill. (chiefly ill.) ; 29 cm.
  • Foreword-- Curators' Acknowledgements-- Exhibition Funders-- Wu Hung Between Past and Future: A Brief History of Contemporary Chinese Photography-- Christopher Phillips The Great Transition: Artists' Photography and Video in China-- History and Memory-- People and Places-- Performing the Self-- Reimagining the Body-- Checklist-- Artists' Interviews-- Artists' Biographies-- Artists' Statements.
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This book is the first to consider the outpouring of photo-based art created in China since the mid-1990s. Ambitious in scale and experimental in nature, these works reflect the turn toward media-based art that characterizes the 'next generation' of younger Chinese artists. In addition to fostering a new understanding of contemporary Chinese art, "Between Past and Future" also provokes fresh and timely insights into the dynamics of Chinese culture in the 21st century.
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169 p. : chiefly col. ill., photos ; 31 cm.
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  • Chinese popular prints in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Shanghai
  • Production and marketing of advertisement calendar posters in China
  • Early calendar posters and Zhang Zhiying
  • Shanghai beauties and fresh starts in the second decade of the twentieth century : Zhou Muqiao
  • New techniques and themes : Zheng Mantuo and Xu Yongqing
  • Newspaper advertisements, advertisement calendar posters and Chinese paintings : Xie Zhiguang
  • Artists at British American Tobacco : Liang Dingming, Hu Boxiang, Ni Gengye, and Zhang Guangyu
  • The Zhiying Studio : Hang Zhiying, Jin Xuechen, and Li Mubai
  • Calendar poster artists under the People's Republic of China, 1949-1980.
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Xu Bing (born 1955) stands out as a leading figure in the international art world. His works and installation pieces, including Ghosts Pounding the Wall (an acutal rubbing of the Great Wall done at Jinshanling in 1990) and Wu Street (1993), and his ongiong exploration of language have brought worldwide attention to this unassuming provocateur. As a teenager in China during its Cultural Revolution, Xu Bing experienced the emotional and social upheavals that marked this tumultuous time. He was removed from his "reactionary" parents in Beijing and sent to the provinces to work in a small farming commune as part of Mao Zedong's "rustication" program in 1974. His forced participation in the revolution led him to question and re-examine all he had known, from the meaning and appearance of Chinese characters to the purpose of the Great Wall of China and the value of art and culture. An accomplished calligrapher, printmaker, and art teacher, Xu Bing turned his simultaneous interest in and mistrust of language into an extended examination of Chinese characters. The result was the Book from the Sky, a powerful installation of books, scrolls, and panels for which Xu Bing invented hundreds of new characters in the late 1980s. This uneasy play between the familiar and the unknown-these words without meaning-caused an uproar in Beijing art community and led the Chinese government to censor Xu Bing and his art. The artist emigrated to the United States in 1990. Featuring works in Square Word Calligraphy, his whimsical, invented language, The Art of Xu Bing traces the calligrapher's career and provides illustrations and in-depth descriptions of his works, which have been shown from Finland to Australia and the United States. Author and art historian Britta Erickson leads his insightful look at Xu Bing's development as a significant artist, and Xu Bing himself contributes a fascinating chapter on his life and work.
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151 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Ephemeral and monumental, the work of Cai Guo-Qiang borrows elements from both Chinese culture and Western art (Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein and Arte Povera artists). This catalogue accompanies his show at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, in Paris.
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In the midst of China's wild rush to modernize, a surprising note of reality arises: Shanghai was once modern indeed, a centre of commerce and art in the heart of the 20th century. This text explores the golden age of Shanghai urban culture, a modernity which was once intrinsically Chinese and profoundly anomalous, blending new and indigenous ideas with those flooding into this "treaty port" from the Western world. Leo Ou-fan Lee discusses the architecture and urban spaces in which the new commercial culture of Shanghai has flourished, then guides the reader through the publishing and filmmaking industries that nurtured a generation of artists and established a bold style in urban life known as "modeng". In the work of six writers of the time, particularly Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, and Eileen Chang, Lee discloses the reflection of Shanghai's urban landscape - foreign and familiar, oppressive and seductive, traditional and innovative.
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"Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century" is an exhibition organized by The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Chicago. Guest curator Wu Hung, an expert on ancient and contemporary Chinese art, identified three critical aspects of artistic production in China and focused the exhibition to explore those themes - "Demystification", "Ruins", and "Transience". The text concentrates on individual artists through close readings of specific works, constituting a voice in the discussion about contemporary Chinese art and its place in post-national cultural understanding.
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