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Contemporary Chinese art : primary documents / edited by Wu Hung ; with the assistance of Peggy Wang
New York : Museum of Modern Art ; Durham, N.C. : Distributed by Duke University Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  N7345 .C67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Art, Chinese -- 20th century -- Sources
Art, Chinese -- 21st century -- Sources
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- China -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- China -- History -- 21st century -- Sources
Physical Description xvi, 455 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-438) and index
Contents 1. Contemporary art as domestic movement, 1976-89 : I. The beginning of contemporary art: 1979-84 : Unofficial art groups and exhibitions -- A debate on "formal beauty" and other issues -- New directions in realist painting : Scar art ; Native soil art ; Melancholy youth and "contemplative painting" -- II. The arrival of an avant-garde movement: 1985-86 : Political and intellectual contexts -- '85 art New Wave : General discussion ; Writings by members of selected art groups -- III. From collectivity to individual creativity: 1987-89 : Rethinking the movement ; Rethinking art : Purifying artistic language ; Absurdity and irrationality ; Art as process ; Against the public -- The China avant-garde exhibition : The exhibition ; The "end" of the New Wave -- Illustrations -- 2. Globalization and a domestic turn, 1990-2000 : I. Intrinsic perspectives : Artistic trends in the early 1990s (1990-93) -- Major trends in contemporary Chinese art of the mid- to late 1990s : Identity and experience : Self ; Feminism and women's art -- Engagement with social transformation : Gaudy art ; Urban destruction and construction ; Sociality in contemporary art -- Experimental photography and video art : Photography ; Video art -- Overseas Chinese artist -- Debates over using animals and the human body in making art --
II. Extrinsic perspectives : Establishing an infrastructure for contemporary art : Contemporary art and the market ; The first 1990s Biennial Art Fair ; The "system" of 1990s contemporary art ; Art medium and criticism -- Experimental art exhibitions and the 2000 Shanghai Biennale : Experimental exhibitions ; The 2000 Shanghai Biennale -- Contemporary Chinese art in the global context : Contemporary Chinese art in the West ; Questions about the "international identity" of contemporary Chinese art ; The Rent Collection Courtyard controversy-- Illustrations -- Coda : Entering the new millennium (2000-2008) -- Chronicle 1976-2000
Alternate Author Wu Hung, 1945-
Wang, Peggy
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

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