Featured in this publication are images of the exhibits with brief accompanying artist biographies. Introductory articles, timeline and glossary of Chinese terms are also available.

The term 'Avant-garde' might have become out of fashion in the West or in Japan, but in the context of contemporary Chinese art, it has taken on new and dynamic meaning. With the Cultural Revolution behind and the all-embracing current of the country's policy of 'reform and opening', Chinese artists eagerly took in the entire spectrum of twentieth century modern art in extremely short span of time. The radical experimentalism and criticism resulted is unlike anything seen anywhere else in the world.

Being the first exhibition in Japan that introduces the lineage and development of contemporary Chinese art, this exhibition features leading artists from different phrases of contemporary Chinese art.

Note: The library holds a copy of the same title published by the The National Art Center, Tokyo, with slight differences in the images on page 77, 78 and 79. Please ask library staff for further information.

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Kitsch and Avant-garde - Akira TATEHATA, 建畠晢

The Twenty Years that Served as the Beginning: Chinese Contemporary Art of the Eighties and Nineties - FEI Dawei, 費大為

Conceptualism in China - Yukihiro HIRAYOSHI, 平芳幸浩

Painting: A Look at Society - Hirotoshi FURUTA, 古田浩俊

Expression with the Body in Contemporary Chinese Art - Shoichi HIRAI, 平井章一

Video Art at the Turning Point of Contemporary Art in China - Mitsue NAGAYA, 長屋光枝

Avant-Garde China: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art
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Avant-Garde China: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art