Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Portrait of the Times - 30 Years of Contemporary Art' organised by Power Station of Art in 2013. Taken portraitures as its line of enquiry, the exhibition explores the history of contemporary arts in China since the post-Mao era, through the figurative, expressive and symbolic representations of human beings in visual arts. The exhibition is divided into 5 thematic sections; 'The Specific Individual', 'Body Language', 'The World Within', Images of Society', 'Future Existence', showcases more than 300 works by 115 artists/artist groups. The exhibition also includes 3 special projects: 'Portraits of Dafen', a collection of self-portraits by 60 professional painters from the Dafen Oil Painting Village; 'Memorabilia of 30 Years', a chronological mapping of key events happened in the last 30 years by Xin Zhoukan (New Weekly); 'Arts China', a documentary film comprises series of interview with contemporary artists from China.

Colour plates and artists' biographies are included.
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Shi dai xiao xiang: dang dai yi shu san shi nian

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'Portrait of the Times': Curatorial Statement / 關於《時代肖像》的策展陳述 - LI Xu, 李旭
The Hidden Face of Literature / 隱藏的文學肖像 - WU Liang, 吳亮
Portraits as Exploration of Human Nature, Social Reflection, and Experimentation of The Image / 作為人性探索、社會透鏡以及影像實驗的肖像 - GU Zheng, 顧錚
With the Flow, Against the Flow: 30 Years of Popular Music as a Symbol of Mass Culture / 順流與逆流, 作為大眾文化符號的流行樂三十年 - Mengzeng SUN, 孫孟曾
From the 'New Era' to the DV Generation: Transformations in Screen Portraiture and Film Culture / 從新時期到DV時代: 銀幕肖像與影像文化的變遷 - ZHANG Zhen, 張真
Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art
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Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, 時代肖像: 當代藝術三十年