Published to coincide with the First Guangzhou Triennial (opened on November 18, 2002), this volume provides a systematic description and analysis of Chinese experimental art and cinema of the 90s, the subject of the Triennial. This volume consists of three parts: Part One provides an overview of 90s' Chinese cinema with seventeen scholarly essays on Chinese cinema and experimental art; Part Two is a catalogue of works by artists selected for the Triennial, studied under three large thematic sections centred on 'History and Reality', 'People and Environment', and 'Local and Global'; Part Three provides a complete chronology of important events and exhibitions and a detailed bibliography, including all publicly and privately published books and exhibition catalogue related to contemporary Chinese art. Brief biographical information of artists are included. With a preface by Huang Huangsheng (Director of Guangdong Museum of Art).
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Introduction: A Decade of Chinese Experimental (1990-2000)

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

1990s Conceptual Art and Artistic Conceptualization

- ZHU Qi, 朱其

Chinese Experimental Painting in the 1990s

- YI Ying, 易英

Zero to Infinity:The Nascence of Photography in Contemporary Chinese Art of the 1990s

- Karen SMITH

The Rise and Development of Video Art and the Maturity of New Media Art

- WU Meichun, 吳美純

'Women's Art ' as Part of Contemporary Chinese Art since 1990

- LIAO Wen, 廖雯

The Periphery and Cultural Concerns: Making and Exhibiting Installation and Experimental Sculpture in the 1990s

- YIN Shuangxi, 殷雙喜

Systems of Chinese Experimental Art in the 1990s

- PI Li, 皮力

'Experimental Exhibitions' of the 1990s

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

Criticism on Experimental Art in the 1990s

- YI Ying, 易英

The Reception in the West of Experimental Mainland Chinese Art of the 1990s

- Britta ERICKSON, 林似竹

Building on the Ruins: The Exploration of New Urban Cinema of the 1990s

- ZHANG Zhen, 張真

Facing Reality: Chinese Documentary; Chinese Postsocialism

- Chris BERRY

Just on the Road: A Description of the Individual Way of Recording Images in the 1990s

- WU Wenguang, 吳文光

Theme 1: Memory and Reality

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

Theme 2: Self and Environment

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

Theme 3: Global and Local

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

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