Making reference to 'Ukiyo-e' (a school of Japanese print-making, which could be directly translated as 'pictures of the floating world' or 'custom painting') in the title, the art pieces in this exhibition, 'Beijing Afloat', reflect the true situation of modernisation in China, bringing to the forefront both its lifelikeness and its absurdity. One finds in these art works the artists' profound observation and criticism of the current social reality in the Chinese capital. Artist biographies are included. With 'Foreword' by Yukihito Tabata (Director of Beijing Tokyo Art Projects) and 'Preface' by Wu Hung (Harry A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago)

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Onsite

Location code EX.CHN.BEA
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Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2002

No of pages

63

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Nil

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2

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catalogue

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Imagining the floating world; dreaming of a floating life: about the title 'Beijing Afloat' and other things

- FENG Boyi, 馮博一

Beijing Afloat: Beijing Tokyo Art Projects - Opening Exhibition
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