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Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters

Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters
Library Shelf Location 15.CNCH
Publication Date 2015
Description

Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York.

Contributions by Barry Blinderman, Doryun Chong, Cosmin CostinaƟ, Mark Dean Johnson, Christina Li and Yung Ma, Xavier Le Roy, Tang Fu Kuen, Anton Vidokle, Lydia Yee, Anthony Yung

“Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters,” a touring exhibition organized by Para Site, Hong Kong, began as a series of questions: How did Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong—four artists of Chinese heritage hailing from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and San Francisco, respectively—all end up in New York in the heady 1980s? Did they know one another? By considering them together, what might we learn about their practices and the storied time and place in art history? With nuanced glimpses of the artists’ overlapping experiences, networks, and friendships, this book makes a unique contribution to a critical reading not only of New York art of the 1980s, but also of nascent contemporary Chinese art in the advent of the globalization of the art world.

ISBN 9783956791161
Quantity 1
Pages 144
Editors Doryun Chong, Cosmin CostinaƟ
Format Paperback
Related Artists Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Martin Wong, Tehching Hsieh
Category Art from a specific country
Artist's Nationality Chinese

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