The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China

The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China
Library Shelf Location 15.CNGR
Publication Date Mar 2007
Description The speed of change in technology, architecture, industry, and lifestyle in China has been matched by extraordinary developments in the arts. Embracing modern technologies and a widespread openness to the history of Western art has combined with Chinese traditions and concerns to forge new forms of expression. The authors examine the different modes of production, artist groups, market systems, and infrastructures that shape artistic production in China and make it unique in today’s world. With Chinese art now increasingly dominant in auction houses and exhibition spaces across the globe, The Real Thing is a vital guide for all those interested in Chinese art today. This first extensive survey of 21st-century Chinese art includes works by Xu Zhen, Wang Gongxin, Zhou Xiaohu and, Geng Jianyi, among others; each artist has contributed their own designs and art over 5 or 6 pages, creating a unique collection of works.
ISBN 1854377132
Quantity 1
Editors Karen Smith, Simon Groom, Xu Zhen
Format Paperback
Publisher Tate Publishing
Category Art from a specific country
Related Country/Global Region China
Language English

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