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123, 127 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction. Toward an integration of art-critical frames / Britta Erickson
  • Establishing spirit in the sea of ink : Zheng Chongbin from impulse to form / Britta Erickson
  • Zheng and abstract expressionism : an introduction / Kenneth Wayne
  • The classical origins of contemporary abstraction / Craig Yee
  • Contemporizing tradition : the "ink language system" of Zheng Chongbin / Amjad Majid
  • Expressions in ink : the contemporary language of ink painting / Zheng Chongbin
  • My reading of Shintao's Remarks on painting / Zheng Chongbin
  • A reordering of Xie He's Six laws / Zheng Chongbin
  • Selections from artist interviews.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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206 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps ; 28 cm
  • Ink art : an introduction / Maxwell K. Hearn
  • Transcending the East/West dichotomy : a short history of contemporary Chinese ink painting / Wu Hung
  • Past as present in contemporary Chinese art / Maxwell K. Hearn
  • The written word
  • New landscapes
  • Abstraction
  • Beyond the brush.
The Chinese tradition of "ink art" stretches far beyond works in ink, to embrace a set of aesthetic principles centered on renewal and reinterpretation of the past. The 80 works, by 40 contemporary artists, featured in Ink Art range from variations on the written word to radical abstractions to contemporary landscapes, and represent media as diverse as photography, video, ceramic, wood, bronze, and stainless steel--as well as traditional ink (which might be on cardboard, polyester, or the human body). They include such iconic pieces as Book from the Sky by Xu Bing and Han Jar Overpainted with Coca Cola Logo by Ai Weiwei, "pseudo-characters" by Gu Wenda, handscrolls by Liu Dan, and videos and animation by Qiu Anxiong and Chen Shaoxiong. The illuminating texts give a history of contemporary Chinese ink painting and how it is perceived in the West. A discussion of the works themselves show how they respond to, subvert, or reinterpret the traditional idioms to define a modern artistic identity that remains both Chinese and global.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300197037 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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112 pages (4 folded) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
62 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm + 1 DVD.
  • Director's preface / Jay Xu
  • Xu Bing's journey through language / Britta Erickson
  • The character of characters: an animation / Xu Bing.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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232 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Ink painting in the age of new wave / Chang Tsong-zung
  • The sound of one hand / Lu Dadong
  • The essential meaning of Chinese calligraphy and its loss / Kong Guoqiao
  • Literati painting / Chen anying
  • Realism is a kind of ideology in China / Wang Chunchen
  • The emperors have rotted long ago / Qiu Zhijie
  • People's 'Writing'. bitan ('pen talk' or interview) / Chen Chieh-jen, Zhao Chuan
  • The dismantling and re-construction of Bentu (This Land' or "Native Land') / Gao Shiming
  • Gu Dexin / Chan David Ho Yeung
  • Art in its regional political context / Wang Nanming
  • Two histories of art / Zhu Qi
  • Pingyao and Lianzhou / Jiang Wei
  • Evolution of conceptual hotography and its position in the history of new art / Dao Zi
  • How much space of exchange is there on the internet in relation to contemporary art? / Jin Feng
  • The paradox of the individual and the collective / Tao Qingmei
  • Can that be? Why can't it be? / Zhang Xian
  • Art that has encountered changes / Zhao Chuan.
Globalisation euphoria and enthusiasm for the West are on the decline in contemporary China. Critical voices make themselves heard in artistic and cultural circles, turning towards their personal everyday lives to take stock. Their questions revolve around concrete experiences in the radical upheaval of lifeworlds, the continued significance of traditions after many of them have been thoroughly uprooted, and the paradoxes produced by the predominance of neo-liberalism. The 17 positions assembled in this volume provide a vivid illustration of such a "new thoughtfulness" in a wide variety of aspects ranging from aesthetics and art to theatre and photography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783837616651 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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263 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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205 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 x 27 cm.
  • Li Jin
  • Arnold Chang
  • Zeng Xiaojun
  • Yu Hong
  • Liu Dan
  • Qin Feng
  • Li Huayi
  • Liu Xiaodong
  • Qiu Ting
  • Xu Bing.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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81 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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31 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26x25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Wenda Gu is one of the leading contemporary Chinese artists of his generation. Known by some as "the hair artist" and remembered by others as the artist whose monumental installation was violently destroyed by a Russian artist at the infamous "Interpol" exhibition (Stockholm, 1996), he is part of the diaspora that has sent many Chinese artists to the West since the 1980s. He has built his reputation on reinvigorating ancient Chinese symbols and practice - the seal, calligraphy, ink painting - with contemporary vision and meaning. This is a comprehensive presentation of his work to date. Two sections of plates document the "United Nations" series and other projects, many of which are presented in the exhibition this book accompanies. The book also includes previously unpublished writings by Gu, an interview with the artist by David Cateforis and essays by Mark Bessire, the co-curator of the exhibit, and Gao Minglu and Gan Xu, both authorities on the new Chinese avant-garde.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262025522 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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