This catalogue is published in the occasion of Zhang Hongtu's exhibition at the Queens Museum, New York in 2015. Artist's autobiography and bibiliography are included.

'In this book, leading art experts, art historians, and critics review the life, career, and artistic development of New York based Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu. A pioneer in contemporary Chinese art, Zhang created the first example of "China Pop" art, and his oeuvre is as diverse, intellectually complex, and engaging as it is entertaining. From painting and sculpture to computer generated works and multimedia projects, Zhang's art is equally rich in terms of China's history and its current events, containing profound reflections on China's oldest cultural habits and contemporary preoccupations. He provides a model of cross-cultural interaction designed to make Asian and Western audiences look more closely at each other and at themselves to recognize the beliefs they hold and the unexamined values they adhere to.

From his early work in China during the Cultural Revolution to his decades as an artist in New York, Zhang reflects the complex attitudes of a scholar-artist toward modernity, as well as toward Asian and Western societies and himself.  Placing Zhang in the context of his cultural milieu both in China and in the Chinese immigrant artist community in America, this volume's contributors examine his adaptations of classic art to reflect a contemporary sensibility, his relation to Cubism and Social Realism, his collaboration with the celebrated fashion designer Vivienne Tam, and his visual critique of China's current environmental crisis.' - from the publishers

 

 

Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.ZHT
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2015

No of pages

340

ISBN / ISSN

9780822360421

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings

The Displaced Artist Sees Things for Us: Zhang Hongtu and the Art of Convergence 

- Jerome SILBERGELD

Wall, Gate, Hole: Three Recurrent Motifs in Zhang Hongtu's Art 

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

Zhang's Contemporary Cubism

- Michael C. FITZGERALD

The Man in the Moon: A Conversation with Zhang Hongtu

- Eugenie TSAI

"A Hundred Ways to Learn" about Zhang Hongtu

- Morgan PERKINS

Zhang Hongtu: Playing with Power

- Alexandra CHANG

Zhang Hongtu's Fashionable Turn

- Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu

Pop, Politics, and Painting

- Lily WEI

Zhang Hongtu's Queens

- Thomas FINKELPEARL

What's Next for Us? Zhang Hongtu's Environmental Shan Shui

- Luchia Meihua LEE, 李美華

Zhang Hongtu: Expanding Visions of a Shrinking World
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Zhang Hongtu: Expanding Visions of a Shrinking World