According to Liao Wen, contemporary China was submerged in kitsch, the unstoppable mainstream Chinese culture at the end of the 20th century. Gaudy Art then could be seen as a direct reflection of such a culture. In the words of Li Xianting, it was ‘an attitude that consumer culture and everyday life have taken leave of politics’. This catalogue features artists whose works explored the culture of kitsch and its many manifestations in art. Also included are brief biographies of artists, and essays about the theme of this exhibition, written by Liao Wen and Li Xianting.

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Onsite

Location code EX.CHN.OLL
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

1999

No of pages

106

ISBN / ISSN

7535612601

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Living in Kitsch

- LIAO Wen, 廖雯

Some More Thoughts on the Raison d'Etre of Gaudy Art

- LI Xianting, 栗憲庭

Parodying 'Peasant Style Get-Rich-Quick Taste'

- LI Xianting, 栗憲庭

The 'Noble' Composition of the Generation of the Common People

- LIAO Wen, 廖雯

Ouh La La Kitsch
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Ouh La La Kitsch, 跨世紀彩虹:艷俗藝術