'Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era examines the shift in the system of support for contemporary art in China between 1979 and 1993, from state patronage to the introduction of the market, and the hybrid space that developed in between. Today, soaring prices for contemporary art have triggered a debate about the deleterious effect of the market on art. Yet Jane DeBevoise argues that, in the post-Mao period, the imaginary of the marketplace was liberating, offering artists an alternative framework of legitimacy and support. Based on primary research, DeBevoise explores the entangled role of the state and the market, and how experimental artists and their champions in China negotiated to find a creative space between the two systems to produce and promote their work.' - from the back cover
Alternative title

Modern Asian Art and Visual Culture Volume 2

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.DEJ2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

324

ISBN / ISSN

9789004268012

No of copies

2

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction
Part I The Evolving Role of the State in the Arts, 1978–89
1 The System of State Support for the Arts
2 The Debate over Luo Zhongli's 'Father'
Part II Introducing Market Reform in the Arts, 1978–89
3 The Changing Economics of Mainstream Art Practice
4 Emerging Entrepreneurialism in the Arts
5 Nascent Commercial Values inside China
Part III Between State and Market, 1985–89
6 Discourse and Debate about the Market and the State
7 Alternative Media Platforms
8 Alternative Exhibition Platforms
9 The 'China/Avant Garde Exhibition'
Part IV Big Business, 1990–93
10 Making a Market for Contemporary Chinese Art
11 Wang Guangyi and the 'Great Criticism' Series
12 The Chinese Avant-Garde Moves Offshore
Conclusion
Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era
Share
Citation
Rights statements

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era

Relevant content

Shortlist | China
Shortlist | China
Ideas | Collection Spotlight

Shortlist | China

Recommended readings on art in Mainland China, including art criticism and interviews, media, periodicals, and primary documents