Author :Hsingyuan Tsao Publisher :State University of New York Press Release Date :2011-09-01 ISBN 10 :9781438437927 Pages :264 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (792 users download)
Summary Book Review Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art by Hsingyuan Tsao:
Download or read book Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art written by Hsingyuan Tsao and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.
Download or read book Xu Bing written by Sarah E. Fraser and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-07-20 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a path-breaking reassessment of Xu Bing’s oeuvre by analyzing the diverse cultural environments in which his work has developed since the Book from the Sky. It contains three lecture transcripts and eight art historical essays; these explore themes such as Xu’s animal works, audience participation, new ink, prints, realism, socialist spectacle, and word play. A critical question addressed in this volume is what carries art to a global level beyond regional histories and cultural symbols. Absorbing critical essays on contemporary Chinese aesthetics addressing the social context and philosophical concerns that underlie Xu Bing’s key works. The authors analyze Xu’s art, shedding light on the tangled history of socialism and neoliberalism in the Post-Mao period. --Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose, Senior Professor, Institute of East Asian Art, Universität Heidelberg
Summary Book Review Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art by Mary Wiseman:
Download or read book Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art written by Mary Wiseman and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-03-21 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How contemporary Chinese art is creating “a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,” as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents by :
Download or read book Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents written by and published by The Museum of Modern Art. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art by Mary Wiseman:
Download or read book Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art written by Mary Wiseman and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-03-21 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How contemporary Chinese art is creating “a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,” as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Chinese Art by Jeanne Boden:
Download or read book Contemporary Chinese Art written by Jeanne Boden and published by PUNCT. This book was released on 2022-05-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early 1990s artist Xu Bing stamped two pigs with respectively nonsensical Latin words and fake Chinese characters and allowed them to mate in an art gallery. The performance of ‘two creatures, devoid of human consciousness, yet carrying on their bodies the marks of human civilization’, engaging in the ‘most primal form of social intercourse’ confronted the public with the tension between nature and civilization. The work also addresses the tension between China and the West and therefore perfectly fits the core message of this book. Contemporary art in China takes place in a post-socialist (post-Mao) context, and at the same time a post-traditional one, searching for balance between aesthetic legacy and modernization. It also tries to find its position in the post-colonial globalized arena. This book explores the tension between individual artistic freedom and a dominant discourse of central Chinese government, between China’s cultural legacy and modernization, and between China and a global art world still dominated by a Western canon. As a case study it focuses on the artists who participated in the Venice Biennale in 1993, which was the first time contemporary art from mainland China was structurally invited to participate in a global art context. Jeanne Boden has a PhD in Oriental Languages and Cultures. Her research focuses on Eurocentrism, Sinocentrism and contemporary Chinese art. (jeanneboden.com) Cover picture: Xu Bing, A Case Study of Transference, 1993-94
Summary Book Review Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Jacopo Galimberti:
Download or read book Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution written by Jacopo Galimberti and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2019-11-18 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to explore the global influence of Maoism on modern and contemporary art. Featuring eighteen original essays written by established and emerging scholars from around the world, and illustrated with fascinating images not widely known in the west, the volume demonstrates the significance of visuality in understanding the protean nature of this powerful worldwide revolutionary movement. Contributions address regions as diverse as Singapore, Madrid, Lima and Maputo, moving beyond stereotypes and misconceptions of Mao Zedong Thought's influence on art to deliver a survey of the social and political contexts of this international phenomenon. At the same time, the book attends to the the similarities and differences between each case study. It demonstrates that the chameleonic appearances of global Maoism deserve a more prominent place in the art history of both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Summary Book Review Jizi and His Art in Contemporary China by David Adam Brubaker:
Download or read book Jizi and His Art in Contemporary China written by David Adam Brubaker and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary study promotes the thesis that some contemporary Chinese ink artists succeed in using principles of traditional Chinese aesthetics to convey the union of self with nature, others and the universe. The investigation is a case study of the writings and paintings of Jizi, an ink-wash artist in Beijing, who combines images of icy mountains, Tibetan landscapes, cosmic vistas, and enclosures of personal existence. Jizi’s success in expressing the unification of these dimensions is confirmed by developing and applying an interpretation of Jing Hao’s classic description of the authentic image, which resonates with the vitality of nature. To find words for resonance with visible nature, the inquiry extends to such writers as Li Zehou, Arthur Danto and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In short, an account of authenticity in Chinese ink painting is offered experimentally as a means for assessing whether contemporary Chinese artworks are expressive of Chinese philosophy and culture. The text includes stylistic comparisons with artists such as E.C. Escher, Guo Xi, Jia Youfu, Liu Guosong, Rene Magritte, Piet Mondrian, and Xu Bing. The result is an appreciation of the healing influence of Chinese ink art in a global culture that is vibrant, complex, diverse and affirming of the present. In this rigorous, far-reaching, and original analysis of contemporary ink art painting, Brubaker and Wang focus our attention on the work of one independent painter, Jizi, whose work exemplifies an uncanny marriage between ink art and contemporary concerns. In the central chapters, Brubaker persuasively argues that in this work Jizi captures principles essential to traditional Chinese aesthetics articulated in terms of wholeness, emptiness, and visibility that enable the works to express the unification of the self with nature and the universe as a whole. It does this through forms that are innovative and part of artistic practices and discourses that are becoming increasingly global. Mary Wiseman, The City University of New York This important publication focuses on the evocative ink wash paintings of an artist who has, over the course of decades, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to exploring the technical, formal, philosophical and experiential dimensions of his chosen medium. The essays, commentaries and critical reflections collected in this volume present unique perspectives on Jizi's practice, significantly contributing to the growing body of scholarship on the continuing vitality of the ink wash tradition in the global contemporary. Dr. Wenny Teo, The Courtauld Institute of Art Through an in-depth study of the ink painting practice of contemporary Chinese artist Jizi, the authors discover Chinese ink painting’s philosophical perspectives, cosmic foundations, and contemporary possibilities. They also uncovered a way to enter into the artist’s rich and profound spiritual world; through Jiazi’s expansive visual patterning and refined spiritual imagery, he activates a long and great cultural tradition. Yu Yang, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Author :Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Publisher :Metropolitan Museum of Art Release Date :2013-01-01 ISBN 10 :9781588395047 Pages :206 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (54 users download)
Summary Book Review Ink Art by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.):
Download or read book Ink Art written by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Featuring 70 works in various media--paintings, calligraphy, photographs, woodblock prints, video, and sculpture--that were created during the past three decades, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China will demonstrate how China's ancient pattern of seeking cultural renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Although all of the artists have transformed their sources through new modes of expression, visitors will recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past. The exhibition will be organized thematically into four parts and will include such highlights as Xu Bing's dramatic Book from the Sky (ca. 1988), an installation that will fill an entire gallery; Family Tree (2000), a set of vivid photographs documenting a performance by Zhang Huan in which his facial features--and his identity--are obscured gradually by physiognomic texts that are inscribed directly onto his face; and Map of China (2006) by Ai Weiwei, which is constructed entirely of wood salvaged from demolished Qing dynasty temples." --
Summary Book Review Contemporary Chinese Art by Paul Gladston:
Download or read book Contemporary Chinese Art written by Paul Gladston and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2014-09-15 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Gladston provides a critical mapping of ideas and practices that have shaped the development of contemporary Chinese art; not only those relating to the specialist concerns of artists, curators and critics, but in addition the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions of present-day artistic production and reception. He shows how combinations of ideas and practices bind contemporary Chinese artas a consequence of artistic complicity and/or resistanceto structures of power and state not just within but also outside the Peoples' Republic of China. While the principal focus is on art produced by artists from mainland China, and includes painting, film, video, photography, and performance, it also discusses contemporary art made by artists from Taiwan and Hong Kong-Macau as well others belonging to diasporic Chinese communities. Unraveling the complexities of politics, artistic practice, and Chinese culture,Contemporary Chinese Art is an essential companion for readers interested in contemporary art or Chinese culture, history, or politics.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Chinese Art by Paul Gladston:
Download or read book Contemporary Chinese Art written by Paul Gladston and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2014-06-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the confirmation of Deng Xiaoping’s policy of Opening and Reform in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has undergone a liberalization of culture that has led to the production of numerous forms of avant-garde, experimental, and museum-based art. With a fast-growing international market and a thriving artistic community, contemporary Chinese art is riding a wave of prosperity, though issues of censorship still abound. Shedding light on the current art scene, Paul Gladston’s Contemporary Chinese Art puts China’s recent artistic output into the context of the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions that surround it. Providing a critical mapping of ideas and practices that have shaped the development of Chinese art, Gladston shows how these combine to bind it to the structure of power and state both within and outside of China. Focusing principally on art produced by artists from mainland China—including painting, film, video, photography, and performance—he also discusses art created in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and diasporic communities. Illustrated with 150 images, Contemporary Chinese Art unravels the complexities of politics, artistic practice, and culture in play in China’s art scene.
Summary Book Review Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China by Meiqin Wang:
Download or read book Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China written by Meiqin Wang and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-03-04 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China’s top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight art professionals who assume the role of artist, critic, curator, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and social activist, among others, as they strive to expose the injustice and inequality many Chinese people have suffered, raise public awareness of pressing social and environmental problems, and invent new ways and infrastructures to support various underprivileged social groups.
Summary Book Review Reading the Unreadable by Eunji Seong:
Download or read book Reading the Unreadable written by Eunji Seong and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 79 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Xu Bing and Gu Wenda’s pseudo-characters are a unique phenomenon of Chinese art history. They are language-based art in that they are based on the written Chinese language. However, they are fake Chinese characters that look like authentic ones. As art historian Wu Hung rightly points out, they are an extreme form of “anti-writing” that resists content/meaning. Deeply committed to traditional aesthetics yet profoundly skeptical of any content or doctrine, they have sparked off huge confusion in interpreting them in the fields of history, art history, and philosophy. This thesis examines details of pseudo-characters’ roots, births, and blossoming and is intended to touch on larger issues such as the relationship between art and society, modernity in a Chinese context, and the re-reading of culture and tradition in contemporary Chinese art. By analyzing pseudo-characters by two different artists, I attempt to situate pseudo-characters as a contemporary Chinese art trend against the backdrop of what Xu Bing refers to as Maoist culture and the subsequent western influence under Deng Xiaoping. This thesis further attempts to make way for understanding pseudo-characters within China’s long-established tradition of using language in/as art.
Summary Book Review Brand New Art From China by Barbara Pollack:
Download or read book Brand New Art From China written by Barbara Pollack and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-06-25 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique and visionary generation of young Chinese artists are coming to prominence in the art world - just as China cements its place as the second largest art market on the planet. Building on the new frontiers opened up by the Chinese artists of the late 1980s and 1990s, artists such as Ai Wei Wei who came to the West and became household names, this new generation are provocative, exciting and bold. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist today? And how can we better understand their work? Here, renowned critic Barbara Pollack presents the first book to tell the story of how these Chinese millennials, fast becoming global art superstars, negotiate their cultural heritage, and what this means for China's impact on the future of global culture. Many young Chinese artists have declared they are "not Chinese, but global" - this book investigates just what that means for China, the art market, and the world. Brand new Art from China is the first collection to showcase the dynamic new art coming from Chinese artists, and features full-colour photos and video stills throughout - with many works being published in book-form for the first time. Featuring an in-depth interview with Zhang Xiaogang, probably the most well-known artist in China itself, whose sombre portraits of Chinese families during the Cultural Revolution sell for as much as $12 million at auction, alongside unparalleled access to the tastemakers of today's art scene, Brand New Art from China is the essential guide to Chinese contemporary art today - its vision, values and aesthetics.
Summary Book Review China—Art—Modernity by David Clarke:
Download or read book China—Art—Modernity written by David Clarke and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: China—Art—Modernity provides a critical introduction to modern and contemporary Chinese art as a whole. It illuminates what is distinctive and significant about the rich range of art created during the tumultuous period of Chinese history from the end of Imperial rule to the present day. The story of Chinese art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is shown to be deeply intertwined with that of the country’s broader socio-political development, with art serving both as a tool for the creation of a new national culture and as a means for critiquing the forms that culture has taken. The book’s approach is inclusive. In addition to treating art within the Chinese Mainland itself during the Republican and Communist eras, for instance, it also looks at the art of colonial Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Similarly, it gives equal prominence to artists employing tools and idioms of indigenous Chinese origin and those who engage with international styles and contemporary media. In this way it writes China into the global story of modern art as a whole at a moment in intellectual history when Western-centred stories of modern and contemporary culture are finally being recognized as parochial and inadequate. Assuming no previous background knowledge of Chinese history and culture, this concise yet comprehensive and richly-illustrated book will appeal to those who already have an established interest in modern Chinese art and those for whom this is a novel topic. It will be of particular value to students of Chinese art or modern art in general, but it is also for those in the wider reading public with a curiosity about modern China. At a time when that country has become a major actor on the world stage in all sorts of ways, accessible sources of information concerning its modern visual culture are nevertheless surprisingly scarce. As a consequence, a fully nuanced picture of China’s place in the modern world remains elusive. China—Art—Modernity is a timely remedy for that situation. ‘Here is a book that offers a comprehensive account of the dizzying transformations of Chinese art and society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Breaking free of conventional dichotomies between traditional and modern, Chinese and Western that have hobbled earlier studies, Clarke’s highly original book is exactly what I would assign my own students. Anyone eager to understand developments in China within the global history of modern art should read this book.’ —Robert E. Harrist Jr., Columbia University ‘Clarke’s book presents a critically astute mapping of the arts of modern and contemporary China. It highlights the significance of urban and industrial contexts, migration, diasporas and the margins of the mainland, while imaginatively seeking to inscribe its subject into the broader story of modern art. A timely and reliable intervention—and indispensable for the student and non-specialist reader.’ —Shane McCausland, SOAS University of London
Summary Book Review Burden Or Legacy by Jiehong Jiang:
Download or read book Burden Or Legacy written by Jiehong Jiang and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the impact of the Cultural Revolution on the development of contemporary art in China, this anthology of essays and images present fresh and critical perspectives on how one of the most disturbing periods of modern Chinese history has affected the creativity of contemporary Chinese artists.