Introduction to Contemporary Art in China (China Perspectives) (Paperback)

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Introduction to Contemporary Art in China (China Perspectives) (Paperback)


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The book is a collection of fifteen introductory essays excerpted from the Annual of Contemporary Art in China, covering the years from 2005 to 2019, showcasing the development and changing landscapes of contemporary art in China.

The Annual documents exhibitions, events, creative practices, and critical literature concerning contemporary art in China since 2005. Based on archival documentation and statistics data from these annuals, notable phenomena, events, and discourses from a given year, as well as key works and artists are reviewed in each introduction, with no ideological or market-driven undertone. The author unravels industrial and institutional factors, while also broaching important issues of abstract art, new media art and so on, and probing the historical and socio-cultural context as well. In this regard, the book offers a panorama of contemporary Chinese art and critically engages with the art scene in China, including Hongkong, Taiwan, and among the Chinese diaspora.

The title will appeal to scholars, students and general readers interested in contemporary art history, art criticism, contemporary Chinese art, iconography, and contemporary art theory.

Lao Zhu (ZHU Qingsheng), an art historian, art critic and artist, is Professor at Peking University, President of the International Committee for Art History, Chief Editor of the Annual of Contemporary Art in China (since 2005), and Head of the "Chinese Modern Art Archive" (since 1986).
Product Details ISBN: 9781032118505
ISBN-10: 1032118504
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 25th, 2023
Pages: 156
Language: Chinese
Series: China Perspectives