'In 2008, Asia stormed the citadel of the New York art world when two major museums presented retrospectives of Asian contemporary artists: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim Museum and Takashi Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, a painting by Zeng Fanzhi sold for 9.5 million, setting a new world auction record for Chinese contemporary art. The Western art world is still coming to grips with challenge: it is all about Asia now. This book is the first anthology of critical writings to map the shift in both the nature and the reception of Asian art over the past twenty years. Offering texts by leading figures in the field (mostly Asian), and including more than fifty illustrations in color and black and white, it covers developments in East Asia (including China, Korea, and Japan), South Asia (including India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asia (including Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand). Together, the twenty-three texts posit a historical and pan-Asian response to the question, "What is Asian contemporary art?" Considering such topics as Asian modernism ("productive mistranslation" of the European original), Asian cubism, and the curating, collecting, and criticism of Asian contemporary art, this book promises to be a foundational reference for many years to come.' from front flap
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National/Modern: Preliminaries (1991) - Geeta KAPUR
Open and Closed Discourses of Modernity in Asian Art (1993) - John CLARK, 姜苦樂
Developing Regionalist Perspectives in Southeast Asian Art Historiography (1996) - T.K. SABAPATHY
Multiculturalism/Mutimodernism (1996) - Jim SUPANGKAT
Imagining Asia: A Genealogical Analysis (2003) - WANG Hui, 王暉
Why Cubism? (2006) - Akira TATEHATA, 建畠晢
The Future: Post-Cold War, Postmodernism, Postmarginalia (Playing with Slippery Lubricants) (1993) - Apinan POSHYANANDA, อภินันท์ โปษยานนท์
Cities on the Move (1997) - HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如, Hans Ulrich OBRIST
Contemporary Asian Art and Its Western Reception (2002) - David CLARKE, 祈大衛
Home and Away: Highways and Byways in Asian Art (2004) - Chaitanya SAMBRANI
Beyond the :Authentic-Exotic': Collecting Contemporary Asian Art in the Twenty-first Century (2005) - Vishakha N. DESAI
The Curatorial Turn in Southeast Asia and the Afterlife of the Modern (2008) - Patrick D. FLORES
Biennale Demand (2008) - LEE Wengchoy, 李永財
The Politics of Curating 'Contemporary Korean Art' for Audiences Abroad (2008) - MOON Youngmin, 문영민
The Mono-ha: Foreshadowings and Premonitions (1977; revised 2001) - LEE Ufan, 이우환
Modernism and the Chinese Other in Twentieth-Century Art Criticism (1996) - Alice YANG, 楊蕙如
Conceptual Art with Anticonceptual Attitude: Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (1999) - GAO Minglu, 高名潞
Radicalizing Tradition (2000) - Salima HASHMI
Historicizing 'Contemorary Art': Some Discursive Practices in Gendai Bijutsu in Japan (2004) - Reiko TOMII, 富井玲子
Theories of Being Outside: Diaspora and Chinese Artists (2007) - Melissa CHIU, 招穎思
What is Feminist about Contempoary Asian Women's Art? (2007; revised 2009) - Joan KEE, 奇廷泫
Reinscribing Tradition in a Transnational Art World (2007) - Gennifer WEISENFELD
A Case of Being 'Contemporary': Conditions, Spheres, and Narratives of Contemporary Chinese Art (2008) - WU Hung, 巫鴻
Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader
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