A comprehensive survey of progressive Chinese art from the end of the Cultural Revolution to the present by Richard Vine, the Senior Editor for Asia at Art in America
magazine. The work of 80 of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists is introduced in chapters dedicated to specific mediums and the book concludes with the critical essays 'The Scene Now' and 'History Lessons'. Includes bibliography and index of names. With 170 colour illustrations.
'Contemporary Chinese art has exploded onto the international scene, attracting intense critical attention and soaring market responses. The fast-paced social and economic transformation of the People's Republic of China is reflected by a startling liberalization in subject matter, frenetic formal experimentation, canny appropriation of Western themes and mediums, a struggle to preserve and express Chinese identity in a global context, and rapid commercialization that at once embraces and challenges the international gallery and auction systems.' (Back cover)
An updated and revised version, published in 2011, is now available in the Archive (see details here