'First published in 1996, this irreplaceable resource has now been updated, revised, and expanded by Kristine Stiles to represent thirty countries and more than one hundred new artists. Stiles has added forty images and a diverse roster of artists, including many who have emerged since the 1980s, such as Julie Mehretu, Carrie Mae Weems, Damien Hirst, Shirin Neshat, Cai Guo-Qian, Olafur Eliasson, Matthew Barney, and Takashi Murakami. The writings, which as before take the form of artists' statements, interviews, and essays, make vivid each artist's aesthetic approach and capture the flavor and intent of his or her work. The internationalism evident in this revised edition reflects the growing interest in the vitality of contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.' - from publisher's website.

Please note that only Asian artists and texts related to/written by them are listed.

The first edition is also available at the library.
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Chapter headings
General introduction to the second Edition - Kristine STILES
1. Gestural Abstraction
Introduction - Kristine STILES, Peter SELZ
2. Geometric Abstraction
Introduction - Kristine STILES
Interview by Grady Turner - Yayoi KUSAMA, 草間彌生
Interview with John Tusa - Anish KAPOOR
3. Figuration
Introduction - Peter SELZ, Kristine STILES
Nemesis: A Dialogue with Ian Berry - Shahzia SIKANDER
The Super Flat Manifesto - Takashi MURAKAMI, 村上隆
Earth in my Window - Takashi MURAKAMI, 村上隆
Portrait of the 20th Century - M.F. HUSAIN
4. Material Culture and Everyday Life
Introduction - Kristine STILES
Cuoc Trao Doi Giua/Of Memory and History: An Exchange with Moira Roth - Dinh Q. LE, 黎光定
5. Art and Technology
Introduction - Kristine STILES
Afterlude to the Exposition of Experimental Television - Namjune PAIK, 백남준
Cybernated Art - Namjune PAIK, 백남준
Art and Satellite - Namjune PAIK, 백남준
Notes for Three Mountains - Shigeko KUBOTA, 久保田成子
Interview with Arthur C. Danto - Shirin NESHAT
6. Installations, Environments, and Sites
Introduction - Peter SELZ, Kristine STILES
A Sculptor’s World - Isamu NOGUCHI, 野口勇
Interview with Elizabeth Hess - Maya LIN, 林瓔
Interview with Sarah J. Rogers - Maya LIN, 林瓔
Lecture - Maya LIN, 林瓔
Interview with John Tusa - Mona HATOUM
7. Process
Introduction - Kristine STILES
Foolish Man and His Mountain - CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強
8. Performance Art
Introduction - Kristine STILES
The Gutai Manifesto - Jiro YOSHIHARA, 吉原治良
To the Wesleyan People - Yoko ONO, オノヨーコ
One Year Art/Life Performance: Interview with Alex and Allyson Grey - Linda MONTANO, HSIEH Tehching, 謝德慶
Season of Passion: Interview with Kay Itoi - Yasumasa MORIMURA, 森村泰昌
Interview with Michele Robecchi - ZHANG Huan, 張洹
9. Language and Conncepts
Introduction - Kristine STILES
An Artist’s View - XU Bing, 徐冰
Making Choices - AI Weiwei, 艾未未
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings
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