'Salon Salon unfolds a narrative about Beijing's art scene in the decade from the late Cultural Revolution to the beginning of the Reform and Opening-up (1972–1982)—a period that is considered as a brand-new start for contemporary Chinese art. It focuses on the continuous influence of the ideological structure of socialist realism in China on the practice and discourse of contemporary Chinese art; how artists and their pieces engaged in "internal exile" wherever possible amidst a harsh political environment, feeling out and defining the tense relationship between art and politics or adjusting their individual standpoints. This book also attempts to discover hidden crevices in the existing narrative of contemporary Chinese art history, to serve as starting points for rethinking.' 

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Introduction: A Review of Artistic Practices from 1972 to 1982 / 前言:1972至1982年藝術實踐小考

- LIU Ding, 劉鼎, Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華

Melancholy / 愁緒

- LIU Ding, 劉鼎

Portraits of Individuals / 個體肖像

- Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華


In Memory of Zhang Zhixin / 紀念張志新

- SU Wei, 蘇偉

"With you in Charge, I'm at Ease" / "你辨事,我放心"

- SU Wei, 蘇偉

Zhou Yang's Three Problems and Seven Essays / 周揚的三個問題與七篇文章

- LIU Ding, 劉鼎

A Fleeting Convergence / 短暫的合流

- Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華

Beijing Oil Painting Research Association: A Concise History / 北京油畫研究會的緣起

- YAN Bo, 閻博


Impressionism and Formalistic Beauty / 印象派與形式美

- Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華

The Reintegration of Artistic Spaces/ 重新容納藝術的空間

- SU Wei, 蘇偉

Pondering the Present vis-a-vis Reflecting on the Past: A Conversation with Liu Ding on Research-based Curating (Interview by Yang Tiange) / 思古現今—與劉鼎談研究性策展 (訪問/整理:楊天歌)

Salon Salon: Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 in Profile—A Beijing Perspective
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Salon Salon: Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 in Profile—A Beijing Perspective, 沙龍沙龍:1972–1982年以北京為視角的現代美術實踐側影

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