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
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Summary Book Review After the Berlin Wall by Hope M. Harrison:
Download or read book After the Berlin Wall written by Hope M. Harrison and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-26 with total page 483 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revelatory history of the commemoration of the Berlin Wall and its significance in defining contemporary German national identity.
Summary Book Review Engaging Transculturality by Laila Abu-Er-Rub:
Download or read book Engaging Transculturality written by Laila Abu-Er-Rub and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging Transculturality is an extensive and comprehensive survey of the rapidly developing field of transcultural studies. In this volume, the reflections of a large and interdisciplinary array of scholars have been brought together to provide an extensive source of regional and trans-regional competencies, and a systematic and critical discussion of the field’s central methodological concepts and terms. Based on a wide range of case studies, the book is divided into twenty-seven chapters across which cultural, social, and political issues relating to transculturality from Antiquity to today and within both Asian and European regions are explored. Key terms related to the field of transculturality are also discussed within each chapter, and the rich variety of approaches provided by the contributing authors offer the reader an expansive look into the field of transculturality. Offering a wealth of expertise, and equipped with a selection of illustrations, this book will be of interest to scholars and students from a variety of fields within the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Summary Book Review Postmodernism and China by Arif Dirlik:
Download or read book Postmodernism and China written by Arif Dirlik and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2000-10-06 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few countries have been so transformed in recent decades as China. With a dynamically growing economy and a rapidly changing social structure, China challenges the West to understand the nature of its modernization. Using postmodernism as both a global frame of periodization and a way to break free from the rigid ideology of westernization as modernity, this volume’s diverse group of contributors argues that the Chinese experience is crucial for understanding postmodernism. Collectively, these essays question the implications of specific phenomena, like literature, architecture, rock music, and film, in a postsocialist society. Some essays address China’s complicity in—as well as its resistance to—the culture of global capitalism. Others evaluate the impact of efforts to redefine national culture in terms of enhanced freedoms and expressions of the imagination in everyday life. Still others discuss the general relaxation of political society in post-Mao China, the emergence of the market and its consumer mass culture, and the fashion and discourse of nostalgia. The contributors make a clear case for both the historical uniqueness of Chinese postmodernism and the need to understand its specificity in order to fully grasp the condition of postmodernity worldwide. Although the focus is on mainland China, the volume also includes important observations on social and cultural realities in Hong Kong and Taiwan, whose postmodernity has so far been confined—in both Chinese and English-speaking worlds—to their economic and consumer activities instead of their political and cultural dynamism. First published as a special issue of boundary 2, Postmodernism and China includes seven new essays. By juxtaposing postmodernism with postsocialism and by analyzing China as a producer and not merely a consumer of the culture of the postmodern, it will contribute to critical discourses on globalism, modernity, and political economics, as well as to cultural and Asian studies. Contributors. Evans Chan, Arif Dirlik, Dai Jinhua, Liu Kang, Anthony D. King, Jeroen de Kloet, Abidin Kusno, Wendy Larson, Chaoyang Liao, Ping-hui Liao, Sebastian Hsien-hao Liao, Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu, Wang Ning, Xiaobing Tang, Xiaoying Wang, Chen Xiaoming, Xiaobin Yang, Zhang Yiwu, Xudong Zhang
Download or read book 天地之际 written by 张朝暉 and published by Blue Kingfisher. This book was released on 2005 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book documents an exhibition entitled Where Heaven Meets Earth, comprising works by atists Xu Bing and Cai Guo-Qiang. Bing is known for his bold, calligraphic, teasing, thought-provoking pieces that challenge preconceptions about written communication; while Guo-Qiang's approach draws on a wide variety of symbols, narratives, traditions and materials such as Feng Shui, Chinese medicine, dragons, roller coasters, computers, vending machines and gunpowder. Curated by Zhang Zhaohui, the exhibition was staged in the Art Museum of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Also included here are recent pieces by the two artists, and an essay on their careers. A critical look at the works of two of the most internationally important and prominent artists from China.
Download or read book Making History written by Wu Hung and published by Timezone 8 Limited. This book was released on 2008 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume analyzes the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the contemporary Chinese artists.
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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 477 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.
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Download or read book Handbook of Welfare in China written by B. Carrillo and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2017-07-28 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook is a timely compilation dedicated to exploring a rare diversity of perspectives and content on the development, successes, reforms and challenges within China’s contemporary welfare system. It showcases an extensive introduction and 20 original chapters by leading and emerging area specialists who explore a century of welfare provision from the Nationalist era, up to and concentrating on economic reform and marketisation (1978 to the present). Organised around five key concerns (social security and welfare; emerging issues and actors; gaps; future challenges) chapters draw on original case-based research from diverse disciplines and perspectives, engage existing literature and further key debates.
Download or read book Art to Come written by Terry Smith and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-06 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Art to Come Terry Smith—who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading historians and theorists of contemporary art—traces the emergence of contemporary art and further develops his concept of contemporaneity. Smith shows that embracing contemporaneity as both a historical concept and a condition of the globalized world allows us to grasp how contemporary art exists in a fluid space of increasing interdependencies, multiple contemporaneous modernities, and persistent inequalities. Throughout these essays, Smith offers systematic proposals for writing contemporary art's histories while assessing how curators, critics, philosophers, artists, and art historians are currently doing so. Among other topics, Smith examines the intersection of architecture with other visual arts, Chinese art since the Cultural Revolution, how philosophers are theorizing concepts associated with the contemporary, Australian Indigenous art, and the current state of art history. Art to Come will be essential reading for artists, art students, curators, gallery workers, historians, critics, and theorists.
Summary Book Review Transmission Image by Birgit Mersmann:
Download or read book Transmission Image written by Birgit Mersmann and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transmission Image: Visual Translation and Cultural Agency offers a challenging survey of the burgeoning debate about visual culture in a global perspective. Bringing together scholarly perspectives on places ranging from China and India to Nigeria, and from the Philippines and Syria to Germany, this volume proposes a truly global outlook on the study of visual culture in both a contemporary and an historical perspective. Addressing key theoretical issues, the contributors cover a wide range of art forms and visual media, highlighting the complex cultural codification of images and its impact on the study of visual culture and globalization.
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Download or read book Newsletter, East Asian Art & Archaeology written by and published by UM Libraries. This book was released on 2002 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning by James W. Tollefson:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning written by James W. Tollefson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-07 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art account of research in language policy and planning (LPP). Through a critical examination of LPP, the Handbook offers new direction for a field in theoretical and methodological turmoil as a result of the socio-economic, institutional, and discursive processes of change taking place under the conditions of Late Modernity. Late Modernity refers to the widespread processes of late capitalism leading to the selective privatization of services (including education), the information revolution associated with rapidly changing statuses and functions of languages, the weakening of the institutions of nation-states (along with the strengthening of non-state actors), and the fragmentation of overlapping and competing identities associated with new complexities of language-identity relations and new forms of multilingual language use. As an academic discipline in the social sciences, LPP is fraught with tensions between these processes of change and the still-powerful ideological framework of modern nationalism. It is an exciting and energizing time for LPP research. This Handbook propels the field forward, offering a dialogue between the two major historical trends in LPP associated with the processes of Modernity and Late Modernity: the focus on continuity behind the institutional policies of the modern nation-state, and the attention to local processes of uncertainty and instability across different settings resulting from processes of change. The Handbook takes great strides toward overcoming the long-standing division between "top-down" and "bottom-up" analysis in LPP research, setting the stage for theoretical and methodological innovation. Part I defines alternative theoretical and conceptual frameworks in LPP, emphasizing developments since the ethnographic turn, including: ethnography in LPP; historical-discursive approaches; ethics, normative theorizing, and transdisciplinary methods; and the renewed focus on socio-economic class. Part II examines LPP against the background of influential ideas about language shaped by the institutions of the nation-state, with close attention to the social position of minority languages and specific communities facing profound language policy challenges. Part III investigates the turmoil and tensions that currently characterize LPP research under conditions of Late Modernity. Finally, Part IV presents an integrative summary and directions for future LPP research.
Summary Book Review Art and Language: Explorations in (Post) Modern Thought and Visual Culture by Christiane Treichl:
Download or read book Art and Language: Explorations in (Post) Modern Thought and Visual Culture written by Christiane Treichl and published by kassel university press GmbH. This book was released on 2017-12-19 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Art and Language: Explorations in (Post) Modern Thought and Visual Culture sheds new light on the symbiotic relationship between art and language by exploring how these cultured sets consociate on philosophical and art-historical levels. Against the backdrop of (visual) semiotics the first section of the book considers the differences between art and language from various vantage points: meaning-making, asking if art is a language, Ernst Cassirer's symbolic forms, Jan Muka?ovský's signs, and Gilles Deleuze's philosophy. The second section of the book deals with the works of (post) modern artists from diverse cultural backgrounds who unfasten traditional linguistic and artistic systems by destabilising the viewer and blurring the boundaries between art and language. The author argues that this is the most productive, cutting-edge aspect of the word-image relationship of that period. Language provides (post) modern art with its thrust and focus and offers a site for critical intervention. The artistic forays the author embarks on cover a wide range touching on Surrealism, Dada, Arabic Calligraphy, and Chinese Conceptualist Art.
Download or read book Yayoi Kusama written by Yayoi Kusama and published by Walther Konig. This book was released on 2004 with total page 61 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dieser Katalog zeigt einen umfassenden Überblick über das Werk von Yayoi Kusama. Besonders eindrucksvoll ist die mit zahlreichen Farbabbildungen dokumentierte Installation >Narcissus Garden