China Art Now
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 264
The Chinese Cultural Revolution hindered the creativity of an entire people for a generation, but with the gradual shift in ideology following the opening of China in the late 1970s, Chinese artists are making their mark on the international art scene. Never has interest in Chinese contemporary art been greater than today, with galleries in London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Beijing devoting major exhibits to the work of young Chinese artists. Organized chronologically, Contemporary Chinese Art examines the latest trends in Chinese art - painting, sculpture, photography and film-making - from an altogether novel perspective. This work guides us into thirty studios, including the fascinating workplaces of artists such as Wang Guangyi and Zhang Xiaogang in mainland China as well as US-based Chinese artists, such as the highly-regarded installation artist Gu Wenda. The book highlights not only the artists' governing aesthetics, but also their working procedures and everyday life.
Containing texts and bibliographies by leading art historians and color photographs, this is a detailed, scholarly, yet accessible reference guide for anyone interested in the wave of creativity currently sweeping through Chinese art.