Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art – Collector’s International Edition is the first magazine introducing Chinese contemporary art in English. This book comprises 51 interviews with 55 artists by the Yishu's Managing Editor, Zheng Shengtian since its first issue in May 2002. During the time, he travelled around China, Taiwan, other countries in Asia, Europe and North America, and talked to artists about their childhood, family, school life, interests, life's ups and downs, gains and losses as well as their aspirations.

Being a world-known scholar, curator and artist, Zheng is intentionally evasive to discuss topics seemingly unrelated to art. He wants readers to uncover the artists under their idol-like appearance, to look closer and find the street urchin or the familiar girl-next-door, who shares the same real side of human nature. Behind the shininess, the artists are naturally sensitive and fragile. Listening to their confessions is touching.’ – translated from back cover.



'Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art─典藏國際版是第一份介紹當代中國藝術的英文雜誌。本書集結Yishu自2002年5月創刊至今,由總策劃鄭勝天專訪的當代中國及台灣藝術家,共計五十一次訪談,面會五十五位藝術家。期間跨足兩岸三地,亞、歐、北美,從藝術家童年、家庭、求學談起,問他們喜歡什麽,不喜歡什麽;問他們的起落和得失;問他們的疑惑和夢想。

身為國際知名的學者、策展人和藝術家,鄭勝天卻有意「避重就輕」,專提一些看似與藝術無關的話題。他只是更希望讓人們看到成功藝術家卸除偶像包裝的模樣─走近去看,他們並不陌生,也是街頭頑童或鄰家女孩長成,也都一如凡人有真情實性。在張揚亮麗的背後,依然敏感脆弱。聽他們如實道來自己的心路歷程,更能使我們感動。' - 轉自書背簡介。

Title type

Translated

Alternative title

Zou jin dang dai yi shu jia: zheng sheng tian de wu shi yi ci fang tan

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.ZST2
Language

Chinese - Traditional

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

487

ISBN / ISSN

9789866049712

No of copies

1

Content type

interview documentation, 

monograph

Chapter headings
通途之書/為鄭勝天先生之藝術家訪談錄作序

- HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如

當代華人藝術家的微型回憶錄

- ZHENG Hueihua Amy, 鄭慧華

艾未未
冰逸
蔡國強
陳界仁
陳文驥
崔岫聞
方增先
海波
耿建翌
谷文達
黃致陽
黃永砯
季大純
林東鵬
李大方
梁紹基
林天苗
林一林
劉建華
劉韡
盧杰
盧迎華、劉鼎
祁志龍
琴嘎
沈遠
.舒勇
蔡明亮
王度
王廣義
王懷慶
王嘉驥
汪建偉
王天德
王為
邢丹文
徐冰
徐坦
嚴培明
楊福東
陽江組-陳在炎、鄭國谷、孫慶麟
楊詰蒼
楊振中、徐震
葉永青
喻紅
袁廣鳴
展望
張恩利
張洹
張培力
鄭國谷
鍾飆
(Approaching Contemporary Artists: Zheng Shengtian's 51 Interviews)
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Approaching Contemporary Artists: Zheng Shengtian's 51 Interviews, 走近當代藝術家: 鄭勝天的五十一次訪談