Catalogue of joint exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art, London in 1994. Johnson Chang writes, 'Changes in China's social and cultural world since 1989 are reflected in the arts scene. China's New Art encapsulates pictorially the new spirit of the 90s. It has a light side that glamourizes the mundane, teases the dogmatic, and pokes fun at high station, and more disturbed, darker side that takes an almost perverse pleasure in displaying the pain of disillusionment and the smarting wounds of maimed souls.' Images of works in the catalogue are accompanied by individual texts.

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Hou ba jiu zhong guo xin yi shu

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Shedding the Burden of History - CHANG Tsongzung Johnson, 張頌仁
New Art from China: Post-1989
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New Art from China: Post-1989, 後八九中國新藝術

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