Lu Peng Archive

This archive consists of over 2,000 scanned and annotated items including Lu Peng’s Chinese art research and writings, video materials and documentaries, correspondences from the 1980s–1990s, photographs and documentation from over 50 artists, and materials from various art events and exhibitions.

Lu Peng (b.1956) is an art critic, curator, and art historian who conducted research and translations of Euro-American art history in the 1980s, and went on to publish many books, including China Modern Art History, 1979–1989Art OperationChinese Contemporary Art History, 1990–1999; and A History of Art in 20th-Century China. In the early 1990s, Lu Peng was dedicated to promoting contemporary Chinese art, not only by publishing but also through organising activities—one of the most significant being the Guangzhou Biennial Art Fair in 1992, which for the first time showcased contemporary Chinese art in the format of an art fair. In 2004, Lu received a doctorate degree from the China Academy of Fine Arts.

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For each of these collection items, we applied a description to facilitate ease in search and access. Every item has a title, access level, rights statement, description and the folder and path within the archive structure. This includes the URL to the webpage and URL to the items with online access. The metadata is predominantly in English, with some supplementary title and descriptive information in other languages.

This information has been exported from the database as Excel, XML, and JSON files.  

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