Staging Art and Chineseness: The Politics of Trans/Nationalism and Global Expositions (Rethinking Art's Histories) (Paperback)

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Staging Art and Chineseness: The Politics of Trans/Nationalism and Global Expositions (Rethinking Art's Histories) (Paperback)

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This book addresses the politics of borders in the era of global art by exploring the identification of Chinese artists by location and exhibition. Focusing on performative, body-oriented video works by the post-1989 generation, it tests the premise of genealogical inscription and the ways in which cultural objects are attributed to the artist's residency, homeland or citizenship rather than cultural tradition, style or practice. Acknowledging historical definitions of Chineseness, including the orientalist assumptions of the past and the cultural-mixing of the present, the book's case studies address the paradoxes and contradictions of representation. An analysis of the historical matrix of global expositions reveals the structural connections among art, culture, capital and nation.
Jane Chin Davidson is Professor of Art and Design at California State University, San Bernardino
Product Details ISBN: 9781526170606
ISBN-10: 1526170604
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Rethinking Art's Histories