University of Chicago-based curator and historian Wu Hung is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost writers working on contemporary Chinese art, and throughout the past decade, he has produced multiple volumes on the subject. 'Making History' is a collection of Wu Hung's most provocative and insightful essays, with detailed analysis of the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of some of the most influential contemporary artists practicing today.
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Onsite

Location code REF.WUH
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

278

ISBN / ISSN

9789889961701

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Trends
Ruins, Fragmentation, and the Chinese Modern/Postmodern
A Case of Being 'Contemporary:' Conditions, Spheres, and Narratives of Contemporary Chinese Art
A Decade of Experimental Art in China (1990-2000)
Three Themes of Experimental Chinese Art in the '90s
Medium
Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art
Between Past and Future: A Brief History of Contemporary Chinese Photography
The 'Old Photo Craze' and Contemporary Chinese Art
Intersections: An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Photography and Oil Painting
Variations of Ink: A Dialogue with Zhang Yanyuan
Exhibition
'Experimental Exhibitions' of the '90s
2000 Shanghai Biennale: The Making of a 'Historical Event' in Contemporary Chinese Art
Tui-Transfiguration: A Site-Specific Exhibition at Beijing 798
Spatial Narratives: Curating Three 'Temporal' Exhibitions
Internationalization
Negotiating Beauty in Contemporary Art: An Exhibition
Neither Heaven Nor Home: Representing Landscape and Interior Space in Contemporary East Asian Art
Contemporary Asian Art as Global Art: A 'Diachronic Approach'
Coda
De-flattening 'Regional' Contemporary Art
Making History: Wu Hung on Contemporary Art
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