Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves

Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves
Library Shelf Location 15c.SQTA
Publication Date 01 Oct 2007
Description The word "thermocline" describes a layer of water in an ocean or lake where warm and cold currents meet so that temperature changes suddenly according to depth. Likewise, this volume reveals the hidden substance that currently lies beneath the seemingly-predictable surface of contemporary Asian art. With works by 117 artists representing 20 countries from the Middle East to the Far East, from Southeast Asia to the Near East and Central Asia, this big, boldly designed book offers an excellent, comprehensive overview of contemporary Asian art production. Featuring both internationally renowned artists who currently work in the West and up-and-coming artists who still live in their home countries, this broad panorama expands the boundaries of the Western concept of art. Here, Asian art is contemporary and global, but also postmodern and post-ethnic, unveiling the potential conflicts of globalization. Among more than 100 artists featured, some of the better-known names include: Yang Fudong, Yael Bartana, Atelier Bow-Wow and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Edited by the prominent expert in media art and contemporary Asian art, Wonil Rhee.
ISBN 9783775720731
Quantity 1
Pages 352
Editors Gregor Jansen, Wonil Rhee, Peter Weibel
Authors Nancy Adajania, Eugene Tan
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artists Yael Bartana, Yang Fudong, Atelier Bow-wow
Keyword Globalisation
Related Countries/Global Region Asia, Middle East
Language English

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