This catalogue of art of the Cultural Revolution accompanies the exhibition 'Art and China's Revolution' held at the Asia Society in New York, 5 September 2008–11 January 2009. The focus is Chinese visual culture of the 1950s through the 1970s. The exhibition brings together large-scale oil paintings, ink paintings, sculptures, drawings and artist sketchbooks, woodblock prints, posters, and objects from everyday life, many never before shown in the United States. It is the first exhibition to examine in-depth the powerful and complicated effects of Mao Zedong’s revolutionary ideals on artists and art production in China. A separate guide of the same title exists as a slim volume with a checklist of exhibited works and an essay by Craig Calhoun. 

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Introduction: The Art of Mao's Revolution

- Melissa CHIU, 招穎思

Art and Revolution: Looking Back at Thirty Years of History

- ZHENG Shengtian, 鄭勝天

The Cultural Revolution


Politics in Command: Chinese Art, 1949-1979

- Ralph CROIZIER, 郭適

Noble Winds and Strong Bones Meet Their Spirit: The Art of Pan Tianshou

- PAN Gongkai, 潘公凱

Thunder Sounding Amid the Silence

- ZHAO Yannian, 趙延年

Painting Mao

- YAN Shanchun, 嚴善錞

ChenYanning's Chairman Mao Inspects the Guangdong Countryside

- YAN Shanchun, 嚴善錞

Xu Bing: Artist Notes

- Melissa CHIU, 招穎思

Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan: A Conversation with the Artist Liu Chunhua

- ZHENG Shengtian, 鄭勝天

The Fate of Painting

- SHEN Jiawei, 沈嘉蔚

Propaganda Posters and Art During the Cultural Revolution

- SHEN Kuiyi, 沈揆一

A Pictorial Record of the Cultural Revolution: Luo Zhongli's Early Works

- WANG Lin, 王林

No Name Group: Contemporary Recluses--The Bo Yi's and Shu Qi's of the Cultural Revolution

- GAO Minglu, 高名潞

The Red Guards' Fine Arts Campaign

- WANG Mingxian, 王明賢

Long March on the Road of Revolution

- LU Jie, 盧杰

Historical Documents--Mao Zedong: Literature and Art
Historical Documents--Jiang Qing's Discussion with Arts Workers
Historical Documents--Summary of the Proceedings of the Forum on Literature and Art in the Armed Forces, Convened by Comrade Jiang Qing with the Endorsement of Comrade Lin Biao
Art and China's Revolution
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Art and China's Revolution, 藝術與中國革命