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Contemporary Chinese art : a history, 1970s>2000s /
Wu Hung.
imprint
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2014.
description
456 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
ISBN
0500239207, 9780500239209
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imprint
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2014.
isbn
0500239207
9780500239209
abstract
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 China's 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.
catalogue key
9861500
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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